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waver
used in Arrowsmith

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

or:

to change, be unsure, or weak
  • Gottlieb rode his wavering bicycle to the laboratory.
    Chapter 12 (66% in)
  • Angus was one of the few who knew without wavering precisely what he was going to do: after his internship he was to join the celebrated Chicago clinic headed by Dr. Rouncefield, the eminent abdominal surgeon.
    Chapter 10 (81% in)
  • ...interested in it, and now, in his laboratory, he removed his military blouse, looked down to the lights on the blue-black river, smoked a little, thought what a dog he was not to be gentler to Leora, and damned Bert Tozer and Pickerbaugh and Tubbs and anybody else who was handy to his memory before he absent-mindedly wavered to the incubator, and found that the flask, in which there should have been a perceptible cloudy growth, had no longer any signs of bacteria—of staphylococci.
    Chapter 28 (7% in)
  • Martin wavered back to his room, dazzled by the view of a department of his own, assistants, a cheering world—and ten thousand a year.
    Chapter 29 (24% in)

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