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waver

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Definition to move back and forth (shake or quiver)

or:

to change, be unsure, or weak
  • Through good times and bad her love for him has never wavered.
wavered = faltered (stopped being strong)
  • We will never waver in our commitment to provide the best education possible.
  • waver = stop being strong
  • Perhaps some unbelievable guest would arrive, a person infinitely rare and to be marvelled at, some authentically radiant young girl who with one fresh glance at Gatsby, one moment of magical encounter, would blot out those five years of unwavering devotion.
    F. Scott Fitzgerald  --  The Great Gatsby
  • unwavering = steady
    (editor's note:  The prefix "un-" in unwavering means not and reverses the meaning of wavering. This is the same pattern you see in words like unhappy, unknown, and unlucky.)
  • The red fern wavered and danced to the music of the hills.
    Wilson Rawls  --  Where the Red Fern Grows
  • wavered = moved back and forth
  • he swam fast, just under the surface with his high dorsal fin knifing through he water without wavering.
    Ernest Hemingway  --  The Old Man and the Sea
  • wavering = moving back and forth
  • The misty lights wavered, dimmed, and went out.
    J.R.R. Tolkien  --  The Two Towers
  • wavered = weakened
  • His huge figure wavers in the wetness of my tears, as if he is somehow underwater.
    Robert Cormier  --  I Am the Cheese
  • wavers = moving back and forth
  • the kids waver, run one way, another, in panic, confusion.
    Arthur Laurents and Stephen Sondheim  --  Westside Story
  • waver = are unsure and movie back and forth
  • She wavered from side to side, sometimes her head drooped, and her shoulders were not straight at all.
    Jerry Spinelli  --  Milkweed
  • wavered = moving back and forth
  • He squirmed under her unwavering glare.
    Christopher Paolini  --  Eragon
  • unwavering = steady
    (editor's note:  The prefix "un-" in unwavering means not and reverses the meaning of wavering. This is the same pattern you see in words like unhappy, unknown, and unlucky.)
  • They had gone some miles, and the road was at last running down a long slope into the plain, when Frodo's strength began to give out and his will wavered.
    J.R.R. Tolkien  --  The Return of the King
  • wavered = weakened
  • She knows his secret now, the wild, light, slender bird that floats and wavers, and goes back like an arrow presently to his home in the green world beneath.
    Sarah Jewett  --  A White Heron
  • wavers = moving back and forth
  • As he wavered on his weakened legs...
    Ben Mikaeslen  --  Touching Spirit Bear
  • wavered = moved back and forth (from weakness or uncertainty)
  • The "death car" as the newspapers called it, didn't stop; it came out of the gathering darkness, wavered tragically for a moment, and then disappeared around the next bend.
    F. Scott Fitzgerald  --  The Great Gatsby
  • wavered = moved off of a steady course
  • The silhouette of a moving cat wavered across the moonlight, and turning my head to watch it, I saw that I was not alone — fifty feet away a figure had emerged from the shadow of my neighbor's mansion and was standing with his hands in his pockets regarding the silver pepper of the stars.
    F. Scott Fitzgerald  --  The Great Gatsby
  • wavered = moved
  • With unwavering determination, he stares at something ahead of him.
    Haruki Murakami  --  After Dark
  • unwavering = steady
    (editor's note:  The prefix "un-" in unwavering means not and reverses the meaning of wavering. This is the same pattern you see in words like unhappy, unknown, and unlucky.)
  • Her scrutiny does not waver.
  • waver = falter (ever stop being strong)
  • A garrulous widower fell in love with her unwavering attention.
    Gail Carson Levine  --  Ella Enchanted
  • (editor's note:  The prefix "un-" in unwavering means not and reverses the meaning of wavering. This is the same pattern you see in words like unhappy, unknown, and unlucky.)
  • 'Much as I long to return to England and my father, my inclination will waver if all the cheers are for New Switzerland!'
    Johann Wyss  --  The Swiss Family Robinson
  • Or perhaps it was the unwavering faith of a little boy.
    David Baldacci  --  Wish You Well
(editor's note:  The prefix "un-" in unwavering means not and reverses the meaning of wavering. This is the same pattern you see in words like unhappy, unknown, and unlucky.)

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