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  • n. Plural form of shivering.


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  • A white froth flecked his lips, and his body was convulsed with shiverings and tremblings.


  • She drank, and straight convulsive shiverings seized


  • Christmas, at the Athenaeum Club, when he told me that he had been in bed three days — that, after these attacks, he was troubled with cold shiverings, “which quite took the power of work out of him” — and that he had it in his mind to try a new remedy which he laughingly described.

    Miscellaneous Papers

  • Vigorous people, walking along the streets, were suddenly seized with shiverings and cramp, and sank down on the pavement to rise no more, sometimes actually expiring on the cold, hard stones.

    The Englishwoman in America

  • And, in verity, I was so bitter cold that I was all weak to go beside the fire; yet, truly, I do think that the shiverings of the

    The Night Land

  • William Haynes, who in consequence became affected with sores in their hands, followed by inflamed lymphatic glands in the arms and axillae, shiverings succeeded by heat, lassitude, and general pains in the limbs.

    On Vaccination Against Smallpox

  • The system becomes affected — the pulse is quickened; and shiverings, succeeded by heat, with general lassitude and pains about the loins and limbs, with vomiting, come on.

    On Vaccination Against Smallpox

  • When I saw her, which was on the eighth day after she received the infection, I found her affected with general lassitude, shiverings, alternating with heat, coldness of the extremities, and a quick and irregular pulse.

    On Vaccination Against Smallpox

  • The poor boy, whose fingers, nose, and ears had become extremely pale, was at first seized with slight shiverings, horripilations, and tremblings.

    The Mysterious Island

  • Yes, the Sixties seemed so much to hurt her feelings that her prose at times suggested Valéry's frémissements d'une feuille effacée — shiverings of an effaced leaf — as if her next trick might be evaporation.

    The Black Album


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