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waver
used in Gone with the Wind

13 uses
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Definition
moving back and forth

or:

to be unsure or weak
  • Scarlett dug her fingers into the upholstery of the carriage and for a moment her parasol wavered.
    1.5 (81% in)
  • Setting the candle on the stand, she unlocked the door and in the wavering light she saw Rhett Butler, not a ruffle disarranged, supporting her small, thickset father.
    2.10 (77% in)
  • Confidence in ultimate victory never wavered.
    2.16 (12% in)
  • If not, why should she be standing here in Aunt Pitty's peaceful front yard, amid wavering lights, pouring water over dying beaux?
    3.18 (57% in)
  • As the last of the soldiers were passing, a small figure in the rear rank, his rifle butt dragging the ground, wavered, stopped and stared after the others with a dirty face so dulled by fatigue he looked like a sleepwalker.
    3.23 (65% in)
  • Light wavered into the room as Pork entered carrying high a halfburned candle stuck in a saucer.
    3.24 (51% in)
  • Even in her frenzy she thought what the sight of bluecoats might do to Gerald's wavering mind.
    3.27 (16% in)
  • She looked curiously at this lanky man with his bony stooped shoulders, his pinkish hair and calm unwavering eyes.
    3.30 (68% in)
  • She wavered momentarily between interest in his last words and a feminine desire to prolong the scene with anger and indignation.
    4.47 (68% in)
  • Cornered, Melanie still met Scarlett's eyes unwaveringly.
    5.49 (61% in)
  • "Well!" said Mrs. Merriwether, wavering but still obstinate.
    5.52 (63% in)
  • She wavered irresolutely and he was at her side, his hand on her arm in a grip that hurt.
    5.54 (25% in)
  • He looked down at her for a long time, so long that her defiant gaze wavered and fell, and then he slumped into a chair opposite her and poured himself another drink.
    5.54 (27% in)

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