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  • v. Simple past tense and past participle of haver.


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  • At a little after the last minute, he havered and made himself look foolish, even donnish, itself a defeat for someone who had always soared above such stereotypes.

    Hugh Trevor-Roper: The Biography by Adam Sisman

  • The choice wavered and havered, someone begged us not to choose Henry James and we heeded their plea because it was heartfelt, and we quickly ruled out Austen, Bronte, Dickens and Eliot in this round as 'already read quite a few of'.

    Endsleigh Salon preview

  • We havered (ph) I think somewhat to the frustration of our employers until it became too late to leave anyway.

    CNN Transcript Mar 21, 2008

  • We havered for a while by Fenbo, hoping to retrieve the position: but the tribesmen proved to be useless for assault, and we saw that if the Revolt was to endure we must invent a new plan of campaign at once.

    Seven Pillars of Wisdom

  • The countryside clavered and havered when he bought his pedigree bulls and his pedigree mares.

    The McBrides A Romance of Arran

  • He just havered on about it to make the mair o 'Sir Arthur.' '

    The Antiquary

  • At the height of the dotcom bubble, we havered between charging for business news while offering general news for free.

  • The governments of Britain and the Netherlands stepped in to cover the depositors when the Icelanders initially havered; now those governments want the Icelanders to settle.

    The Economist: Correspondent's diary

  • But, if asked to form a top fifty of my own I would have havered over what that could possibly mean before declining in a funk.

    Peter Stothard - Times Online - WBLG

  • I havered and dithered and obviously plumped for ones I didn't remember.



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