Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The act of trembling, wavering, or vibrating; a tremulous shaking.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective shaking, shivering
  • verb Present participle of quiver.
  • noun A motion by which something quivers or trembles.

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

  • noun the act of vibrating
  • noun a shaky motion

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Examples

  • She realized that her every nerve was quivering from the strain, and she thought it impossible ever to regain her youth.

    Jenny: A Novel

  • A strange beautiful excitement seemed to stream from the house in quivering ripples.

    Bliss, and Other Stories

  • Perhaps the rising moon and the uncertain quivering light of the illuminations gave them a charm they might not sustain in the full light of day; but my impression is that they are the most graceful women I have ever looked upon.

    Insulinde: Experiences of a Naturalist's Wife in the Eastern Archipelago

  • Crouching behind a thick stem, his sword quivering in his fingers, he saw the bushes part, and a tall figure stepped leisurely into the trail.

    The Conquering Sword Of Conan

  • Crouching behind a thick stem, his sword quivering in his fingers, he saw the bushes part, and a tall figure stepped leisurely into the trail.

    The Conquering Sword of Conan

  • Hannah demanded, her sword quivering in its eagerness to strike.

    Pet Peeve

  • Crouching behind a thick stem, his sword quivering in his fingers, he saw the bushes part, and a tall figure stepped leisurely into the trail.

    The Conan Chronicles

  • Crouching behind a thick stem, his sword quivering in his fingers, he saw the bushes part, and a tall figure stepped leisurely into the trail.

    Conan The Warrior

  • Crouching behind a thick stem, his sword quivering in his fingers, he saw the bushes part, and a tall figure stepped leisurely into the trail.

    Conan The Warrior

  • I distinctly recall the quivering of the full glasses of jelly on tapering disks that formed attractive table ornaments.

    A Backward Glance at Eighty

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