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waver
used in The Adventures of Tom Sawyer

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

or:

to change, be unsure, or weak
  • Jim began to waver.
    Chapter 2 (24% in)
  • And when he had finished and still stood alive and whole, their wavering impulse to break their oath and save the poor betrayed prisoner's life faded and vanished away, for plainly this miscreant had sold himself to Satan and it would be fatal to meddle with the property of such a power as that.
    Chapter 11 (47% in)
  • Huck, being uncommitted as yet, joined in with Tom, and the waverer quickly "explained," and was glad to get out of the scrape with as little taint of chicken-hearted homesickness clinging to his garments as he could.
    Chapter 14 (89% in)
  • He wavered, and started to slink away, but Tom seized him and said: "Aunt Polly, it ain't fair.
    Chapter 17 (83% in)

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