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waver
used in Oryx and Crake

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

or:

to change, be unsure, or weak
  • It's thin, like a wavering pillar.
    p. 280.4
  • It wavers in the drafty air but it burns, casting a small glowing circle of soft yellow on the desk, turning the room around him into an ancient cave, dark but protective.
    p. 238.1
  • Three pantiless waitresses from a pleebland no-touching nookie bar — they threw that in for fun, and it did cause a waver on the neural monitor, unnatural if it hadn't, and smiles and chuckles all round.
    p. 257.9
  • His eyes waver shut, the old films whir and crackle through his head.
    p. 283.8

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