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Definition to make a fuss or be agitated; and/or to be unable to make a decision
  • No matter: Dagwood still battled Mr. Dithers.
    Tim O'Brien  --  Going After Cacciato
  • And whilst they dither, we will send out word secretly to likely friends in the stormlands and the Reach.
    George R.R. Martin  --  A Dance With Dragons
  • No need to dither here and lose our time, our great work still undone.
    Homer  --  The Iliad
  • Ekström is in a dither because this also seems to be the line of defence Giannini is going to use at the trial.
    Stieg Larsson  --  The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest
  • Shall I dither about whether to defend myself because it will cause someone pain?
    Christopher Paolini  --  Eragon
  • Brom had not dithered, which was something Saphira had liked about him.
    Christopher Paolini  --  Brisingr
  • I've seen it many times, her dithering, fumble-footed efforts to appease him.
    Margaret Atwood  --  Cat's Eye
  • Presently he came running out of the scullery, with the soapy water dripping from him, dithering with cold.
    D.H. Lawrence  --  Sons and Lovers
  • Gellert was there in the house when it happened, and he came back to my house all of a dither, told me he wanted to go home the next day.
    J.K. Rowling  --  Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
  • Even if he had threatened her with his gun it must have been in a kind of dither, and more than likely she was escaping from his trouble not his threats.
    Saul Bellow  --  The Adventures of Augie March
  • It was ridiculous dithering about it.
    Eoin Colfer  --  Artemis Fowl
  • "Well, dithering won't help," I said.
    Megan Whalen Turner  --  The Thief
  • Jan, now in a little bit of a dither, went on handing out tracts—in a dead quiet—until she had given everyone one.
    Phil Robertson  --  Happy, Happy, Happy: My Life and Legacy as the Duck Commander
  • What is this dithering?
    Homer  --  The Odyssey
  • The chairman I forced on them while letting them elect him is a ditherer who could not unravel a piece of string—thinks every subject needs 'more study.'
    Robert A. Heinlein  --  The Moon is a Harsh Mistress
  • It probably looked like I was just dithering over whether or not I was going to approach them.
    Stephenie Meyer  --  New Moon
  • And don't forget to pack your trunks... a prefect... oh, I'm all of a dither!'
    J.K. Rowling  --  Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
  • Madam Malkin dithered for a moment on the spot, then seemed to decide to act as though nothing was happening in the hope that it wouldn't.
    J.K. Rowling  --  Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
  • 'Well, sir,' said Sam dithering a little.
    J.R.R. Tolkien  --  The Fellowship of the Ring
  • Crazy dithered around Stephen in the kitchen.
    David Almond  --  Clay

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