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used in The Fellowship of the Ring

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


to change, be unsure, or weak
  • But caution is one thing and wavering is another.
    1.10 — Book 1 Chapter 10 — Strider (28% in)
  • He wavered, groping in his pocket, and then fought with himself again; and as he did so the arm crept nearer.
    1.8 — Book 1 Chapter 8 — Fog on the Barrow-Downs (50% in)
  • Now withered lay the hemlock-sheaves, And one by one with sighing sound Whispering fell the beechen leaves In the wintry woodland wavering.
    1.11 — Book 1 Chapter 11 — A Knife in the Dark (82% in)
  • In the wavering firelight Gandalf seemed suddenly to grow: he rose up, a great menacing shape like the monument of some ancient king of stone set upon a hill.
    2.4 — Book 2 Chapter 4 — A Journey in the Dark (18% in)
  • Wisps of dark smoke wavered in the hot air.
    2.5 — Book 2 Chapter 5 — The Bridge of Khazad-dum (70% in)

There are no more uses of "waver" in The Fellowship of the Ring.

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