Adjective "wavering" definition and examples

(Wavering may not be an adjective, but it can be used as an adjective, click here to find out.)

Pronunciation

/ˈweɪvə/

Definitions and examples

verb

Move in a quivering way; flicker.
  1. 'The light wavered unsteadily against the cold stone walls, threatening to diminish.'
  2. 'She wavered on her feet and Blake was the only thing that kept her upright.'
  3. 'Katherine frowned, and the bow wavered uncertainly in her hands.'
  4. 'If she closed her eyes she could see the candlelight wavering in the wind.'
  5. 'The ship rocked and the candles wavered precariously, on the edge of shrouding them in darkness.'
  6. 'They wavered gently in the soft, quiet breeze that swept across him.'
  7. 'They made their way over, wavering precariously, and collapsed at his feet.'
  8. 'My upper body wavered precariously and my eyes watered as I caught sight of the drop below.'
  9. 'Chloe wavered dangerously on her camel as her face paled even more.'
Become weaker; falter.
  1. 'she gave a wavering smile'
  2. 'His enemy wavered a bit, but Rupert was always one for a fight.'
  3. 'His exaggerations and loyalty wavered from time to time.'
  4. 'He accedes to her request to allow Neel to become her protégé and even though he sees the two becoming close, he never wavers in his trust of his wife nor does he falter in supporting her humane treatment of Neel.'
  5. 'Still, he doesn't always show proper instincts, and his concentration wavers.'
  6. 'His touch made her resolve waver, then disappear.'
  7. 'Even against such overwhelming odds, Christian's father and uncle did not waver one bit.'
  8. 'If Baptists wavered in their support of conscientious objectors, they were unequivocal about the separation of church and state.'
  9. 'It is clear in fact that in each issue that Wheeler has not wavered from his goal of attaining balance.'
  10. 'She never wavered from living the kind of life she wanted to live, and doing it freely - an amazing lesson.'
  11. 'But I do admire the Queen as a woman who has done her job well and never wavered from her commitment to her duty and her country.'
  12. 'As a teenager, Arafat became closely involved in the struggle for Palestine and never wavered from that commitment.'
  13. 'Throughout the next 25 years, she never wavered from that resolve.'
  14. 'He was terrified, hesitant and wavering but finally gave in to the temptation.'
  15. 'He has wavered, wobbled, and wiggled about the war in Iraq since it began.'
  16. 'His tone, including many of his commitments to social programmes, was moderate, a pitch to undecided voters and wavering Democrats, much as Clinton eight years ago moved in on the Republican middle ground.'
  17. 'And though he needs cable systems to carry his program networks, he has not wavered from his dedication to broadcast.'
  18. 'Williams never wavered from that claim of innocence and said he refused to confess to crimes he did not commit, even if doing so would save his life.'

More definitions

1. to sway to and fro; flutter: Foliage wavers in the breeze.

2. to flicker or quiver, as light: A distant beam wavered and then disappeared.

3. become unsteady; begin to fail or give way: When she heard the news her courage wavered.

4. to shake or tremble, as the hands or voice: Her voice wavered.

5. to feel or show doubt, indecision, etc.; vacillate: He wavered in his determination.

6. (of things) to fluctuate or vary: Prices wavered.

7. to t

More examples(as adjective)

"investors can be wavering between newses."

"voters can be wavering."

"smiles can be wavering."

"lights can be wavering."

"streets can be wavering."

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Origin

(waver)Middle English: from Old Norse vafra ‘flicker’, of Germanic origin. Compare with wave.