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  • Quivering at such a high frequency, we have converged into a physical blur.

    The Bushman Way of Tracking God

  • Quivering Jerusalem, which knows not which way to turn.

    Kazim Ali: A Walking Guide to the Heart of a City

  • Quivering, not with fear but with rage, Ben Bolt perforce endured the buckling around his throat of a thick, broad collar of leather to which was attached a very stout and a very long trailing rope.

    CHAPTER XXXIII

  • Quivering beneath the foot of my good friend, the little hatchling struggled to survive.

    Layla Revis: Mrs. Fix It

  • Quivering and sparking as if electricity had been shot through it, the sonata began and ended with playing of steely precision and pulverizing attack.

    Two views of Yuja Wang: In performance...

  • Quivering branches evoke the birds that haunt Cinderella's brain and that peck out her sisters 'eyes; Rapunzel occupies a secluded bower from which her corn-yellow hair dangles like a silken ladder; and the marauding giant (voiced by Judi Dench) emerges from the treetops with luminous eyes made of dustbin lids and bicycle wheels.

    Into the Woods

  • Quivering on the edge of a heat sink, she sent her next message.

    ALL THE CONTINENTS OF THE SUN • by Avis Hickman-Gibb

  • Quivering uncontrollably, Isobel turned to lower herself one rung at a time, descending one-handed, with the Poe book still tucked under her arm.

    Nevermore

  • Quivering at the thrill of his touch, shocked at the sight of his hand moving between her legs, mindful that they were in a public inn where anyone might hear, she set her teeth against giving voice to more utterances, closed her eyes tight, dug her nails into the quilt, and let him do what he would.

    Shameless

  • One of the more obscure high points for me is when Flora Poste persuades Amos Starkadder to buy a Ford van and leave the farm in order to preach his gospel according to The Quivering Brethren.

    Any Excuse

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