Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • In a quavering or tremulous manner.

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  • adverb In a quavering manner; tremulously.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adverb in an unsteady quavering manner

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Examples

  • B.J. called quaveringly to an astounded lobby guard who started our way.

    The Space Merchants

  • The New York Herald Tribune reported Arnstein's testimony: 'I was desperate,' Arnstein said quaveringly.

    Faire

  • The New York Herald Tribune reported Arnstein's testimony: 'I was desperate,' Arnstein said quaveringly.

    Archive 2007-02-01

  • Well, her phrase--delivered after a quaveringly emotional goodbye speech -- was that she was leaving to "work on" the CBS newscast and 60 Minutes, but one presumes she won't be fetching coffee.

    Katie Couric: (The Voice of) God Is Not Dead - Tuned In - TIME.com

  • "What did thine eyes see, Big Brother?" the Pygmy said quaveringly.

    Death Stalks The Ruins

  • I heard his discordant voice break quaveringly into sudden vehemence and volubility; now croaking — now shrieking as he oscillated between protests, threats, and impious appeals to the God who will

    The Room in the Dragon Volant

  • A thin, reedy voice came quaveringly over the wall.

    Emperor of Ansalon

  • Only Aelfric looked helplessly round at the debris of broken dishes and the littered table, and mindful of his usual menial role, perhaps, asked quaveringly: "Should I not clear this disorder away?"

    Monk's Hood

  • It was Margery who at last came down to enquire quaveringly through the closed door who was without, and what was the matter at this time of night.

    The Sanctuary Sparrow

  • "I'm waiting here till Karen comes back," she said quaveringly.

    Barefoot Bride

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