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waver
used in The Brothers Karamazov

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

or:

to change, be unsure, or weak
  • One thing I can say for certain; his heart did not waver for one instant.
    Book 8 — Mitya (59% in)
  • I learned afterwards for a fact that it was from a jealous feeling on his side also that my challenge was accepted; he had been rather jealous of me on his wife's account before their marriage; he fancied now that if he submitted to be insulted by me and refused to accept my challenge, and if she heard of it, she might begin to despise him and waver in her love for him.
    Book 6 — The Russian Monk (34% in)
  • The crowd awaiting him below wavered; some followed him at once and some lingered, for the cell was still open, and Father Paissy, following Father Ferapont on to the steps, stood watching him.
    Book 7 — Alyosha (27% in)
  • He does not waver.
    Book 9 — The Preliminary Investigation (63% in)
  • He was conscious of unbounded resolution; he would make an end of the wavering that had so tortured him of late.
    Book 11 — Ivan (75% in)

There are no more uses of "waver" in The Brothers Karamazov.

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