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waver
used in War and Peace

7 uses
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Definition
to move back and forth (shake or quiver)

or:

to change, be unsure, or weak
  • As he began slipping down, his head and arm wavered still more with the strain.
    Book One — 1805 (29% in)
  • "I am afraid," said Pierre, smiling, and wavering between the confidence the personality of the Freemason inspired in him and his own habit of ridiculing the Masonic beliefs—"I am afraid I am very far from understanding—how am I to put it?
    Book Five — 1806-07 (5% in)
  • "That passion which more than all others caused you to waver on the path of virtue," said the Mason.
    Book Five — 1806-07 (18% in)
  • There he wavered between the two richest heiresses, Julie and Princess Mary.
    Book Eight — 1811-12 (21% in)
  • And on learning that tomorrow they were to attack the enemy, and hearing from the highest quarters a confirmation of what they wanted to believe, the exhausted, wavering men felt comforted and inspirited.
    Book Ten — 1812 (92% in)
  • The shot rattled against the stone of the gate and upon the wooden beams and screens, and two wavering clouds of smoke rose over the Square.
    Book Eleven — 1812 (68% in)
  • In the dense wavering smoke some of the French threw down their arms and ran out of the bushes to meet the Cossacks, while others ran down the hill toward the pond.
    Book Fourteen — 1812 (61% in)

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