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


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  • Is it possible that shampooing sounds far more agreeable than scrubbing because the word hovered between ideas of health and hedonism when it first entered English?

    The English Is Coming!

  • His expression hovered somewhere between disgusted and concerned as he watched his ex-girlfriend toss the wipe aside and snag yet another.

    Pure Sin

  • His pulse leaped and her name hovered on his lips.

    The Hostage Bride

  • The word hovered in the air a moment after she’d spoken.

    Last Christmas

  • His expression hovered somewhere between curiosity and suspicion.


  • Her expression hovered somewhere between excitement and dismay.

    Time Scout

  • Her name hovered on his lips, and, forgetting everything but love and newly-revived hope, he was about to spring forward and throw himself at her feet, when the lady in the chair addressed him.

    Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, Volume 61, No. 379, May, 1847

  • "Imagination," the word hovered elusively in her brain -- she had applied that word only recently to someone -- oh, yes, the man whose habit it was to search her cabin.

    The Gold Girl

  • Glowing labels hovered above or in front of many displays like convocations of fireflies participating in some lampyridaecous military tattoo.

    The Dig

  • Her clustering golden hair streaked with grey; small, plaintive mouth, and clear skin showed that she might have been pretty; but the drawn features and closed eyelids bore the stamp of unutterable weariness, and a querulous expression hovered round her mouth.

    A Girl Among the Anarchists


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