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Through good times and bad her love for him has never wavered.
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to be unsure or weak
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unwavering wavers waver wavering wavered unwaveringly waveringly
Strongly Associated with:   waiver
Standard prefix:  The standard prefix "un" in front of some forms of this word, means "not", such as unimportant is not important and unwavering is not wavering; i.e., it is steady.

Do not confuse this with waiver which is pronounced the same, but refers to permission to be excepted from a regulation or other requirement.
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  • Through good times and bad her love for him has never wavered.
  • We are looking for someone who won’t waver when things get tough.
  • His scrutiny does not waver.
  • He squirmed under her unwavering glare.
    Christopher Paolini  --  Eragon

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  • She wavered from side to side, sometimes her head drooped, and her shoulders were not straight at all.
    Jerry Spinelli  --  Milkweed
  • As he wavered on his weakened legs...
    Ben Mikaeslen  --  Touching Spirit Bear
  • the kids waver, run one way, another, in panic, confusion.
    Arthur Laurents and Stephen Sondheim  --  Westside Story
  • he swam fast, just under the surface with his high dorsal fin knifing through he water without wavering.
    Ernest Hemingway  --  The Old Man and the Sea
  • His huge figure wavers in the wetness of my tears, as if he is somehow underwater.
    Robert Cormier  --  I Am the Cheese
  • The red fern wavered and danced to the music of the hills.
    Wilson Rawls  --  Where the Red Fern Grows

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  • The misty lights wavered, dimmed, and went out.
    J.R.R. Tolkien  --  The Two Towers
  • They had gone some miles, and the road was at last running down a long slope into the plain, when Frodo’s strength began to give out and his will wavered.
    J.R.R. Tolkien  --  The Return of the King
  • She knows his secret now, the wild, light, slender bird that floats and wavers, and goes back like an arrow presently to his home in the green world beneath.
    Sarah Jewett  --  A White Heron
  • With unwavering determination, he stares at something ahead of him.
    Haruki Murakami  --  After Dark
  • Her voice is so sincere that for a moment, I waver.
    Sabaa Tahir  --  An Ember in the Ashes
  • My dad in uniform, that’s what I kept seeing, his eyes wavering between confidence and panic.
    Laurie Halse Anderson  --  The Impossible Knife of Memory
  • His stare is unwavering until the class dismissal bell rings.
    Colleen Hoover  --  Slammed
  • His smile doesn’t waver.
    Lauren Oliver  --  Before I Fall
  • It grew bigger and bigger as Thomas stared at it, forming in a matter of seconds into a wavering, slowly rippling ball of molten goop.
    James Dashner  --  The Scorch Trials
  • The iron bars wavered; she was about to black out again.
    Margaret Peterson Haddix  --  Uprising
  • I had worried about my voice wavering, so I overcorrected and the words came out clipped, like I was reading a stock report.
    Gillian Flynn  --  Gone Girl
  • To be honest, I didn’t have an opinion about the number of soldiers Illea had, but now that I knew Celeste’s, I was unwaveringly opposed.
    Kiera Cass  --  The Elite
  • Her gaze didn’t waver, and impulsively she reached out, touching his arm.
    Nicholas Sparks  --  The Longest Ride
  • There was a tiny waver in her voice, uncomfortable with being dishonest.
    Kiera Cass  --  The One
  • Henri got down on one knee, trying to hit anything that came near us, and Hale guarded me without wavering, even though I heard him grunt and felt him clench up when he was hit with something heavy.
    Kiera Cass  --  The Heir
  • In the depths of the flame, as it wavered and crackled, Clary saw a shape—the shape of a rune that looked like two wings joined by a single bar.
    Cassandra Clare  --  City of Heavenly Fire
  • I’m wavering between throwing the monitor across the room and kicking Dr. Pam until she’s dead.
    Rick Yancey  --  The 5th Wave
  • He’s a 5th Waver all right.
    Rick Yancey  --  The Infinite Sea
  • "They hunted you," said Emma, her voice wavering with emotion.
    Ransom Riggs  --  Hollow City
  • He continued, his voice wavering but loud enough now that everyone could hear—"Blackly he reposes, tender face the color of soot, withered limbs like veins of coal, feet lumps of driftwood hung with shriveled grapes"—and finally I recognized the poem.
    Ransom Riggs  --  Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children
  • Even during the lengthy cross-examination by Chapman, Myers was unwavering.
    Bryan Stevenson  --  Just Mercy
  • When their attention seemed to waver, he rose from his spot and chased them into the shallow surf, the sound of their joyous screams echoing through the air.
    Nicholas Sparks  --  The Choice
  • The walls were bare grey stone, lit with the distinctive unwavering reddish light of sympathy lamps.
    Patrick Rothfuss  --  The Name of the Wind
  • When he saw me he glared, raising his finger to say something, but the telephone was ringing and he said to me instead, "You hold on," and he picked up the handset, his eyes unwavering in their fix on me.
    Chang-rae Lee  --  A Gesture Life
  • For a brief moment, Glass wavered.
    Kass Morgan  --  The 100
  • The vegetation seems to waver beneath gusts of wind that I can somehow feel.
    Pittacus Lore  --  I Am Number Four
  • She listened to his wavering breath and this time, it was his eyes dropping to her lips.
    Marissa Meyer  --  Cinder
  • During Mom’s entire pregnancy, however, my parents’ attention to me never wavered, even though, yeah, I worried that it would.
    Sharon M. Draper  --  Out of My Mind
  • The ants wavered—perhaps because of the bright colors, or my voice, or my sudden insane confidence.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Trials of Apollo
  • Kit wavered.
    Elizabeth George Speare  --  The Witch of Blackbird Pond
  • "It’s a good thing that you befriended the princess, and I appreciate your honesty and unwavering friendship with her.
    Sarah J. Maas  --  Throne of Glass
  • He never tired, never wavered, neither ate nor slept.
    William Goldman  --  The Princess Bride
  • It came toward me, wavering over the pebbled driveway.
    Jerry Spinelli  --  Stargirl
  • A garrulous widower fell in love with her unwavering attention.
    Gail Carson Levine  --  Ella Enchanted
  • Eagerly he followed Attean through a gateway into an open space filled with smoke and moving shadows and wavering patches of light cast by birchbark torches.
    Elizabeth George Speare  --  The Sign of the Beaver
  • But she did not speak directly of what the Wallaces had done to the Berrys for, as she explained later, that was something that wavered between the known and the unknown and to mention it outright to anyone outside of those with whom you were closest was not wise.
    Mildred D. Taylor  --  Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry
  • There in the wavering light, I couldn’t get a true bead on the wolf.
    Fred Gipson  --  Old Yeller
  • As she spoke the great white body began to waver, the wings to disolve into mist.
    Madeleine L’Engle  --  A Wrinkle in Time
  • As the dismantling proceeded, it still felt like a fantasy to me, but my father’s faith in Schindler never wavered.
    Leon Leyson  --  The Boy on the Wooden Box
  • The gun barrel did not waver.
    Neil Gaiman  --  The Graveyard Book
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