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  • verb Present participle of teeter.


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  • Elizabeth asked, her expression teetering between hope and defeat.

    Ill Met By Moonlight

  • "I'm just saying," she repeated, "that I need him to run this hotel and …" If she hadn't looked up and seen Dean watching her, his expression teetering halfway between hope and disappointment, she could've left it at that.

    Blood Lines

  • As we ran out the limb, Broken-Tooth, facing us, would begin teetering.


  • It's the idea of teetering between ecstasy and apocalypse, which I think is part and parcel of a particularly American experience.

    Robert Ayers: A Conversation with Artist Fred Tomaselli

  • In other news, I see that Anchor Bank here in Madison is teetering, which is a pain if it fails 'cause one of my wards has a checking account there and I'd have to change it if Anchor ceases.

    Today's blogging has a theme... I see.

  • Yesterday's bombing of a Shiite mosque has turned the country into more of a tinderbox than it already was and is described as teetering on the brink of civil war.

    CNN Transcript Feb 23, 2006

  • As we ran out the limb, Broken-Tooth, facing us, would begin teetering.

    Chapter VII

  • He was described as teetering on the line between inspiration and discouragement to young Singaporeans or, more dramatically, a "warhorse" destined for irrelevance.


  • It was the failure of a system that was kind of teetering for some time and finally just collapsed, imploded.

    First Person Singular: Kawther Elmi, National Park Service ranger

  • The clerics have been kind of teetering in the middle right now.

    CNN Transcript Jun 25, 2009


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