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  • adv. In a wavering way; in a way involving wavering.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adv. In a wavering manner.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. In a wavering, vacillating, or irresolute manner.


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wavering +‎ -ly


  • Axelrod waveringly answers, saying that "that region is a flarepoint," and that it's "important for our own security" that it get resolved.

    TV SoundOff: Sunday Talking Heads

  • Very slowly he came, but not from any reluctance, for his head was erected proudly, and his eyes fixed on Owain, He plashed waveringly out of the surf, as little wave on following wave lapped at his feet and drew back.

    His Disposition

  • One of my favorite songs on the album is the flawlessly crafted "Comets" that waveringly coalesces at the beginning and end, like the deepening twilight and the stars appearing, wrung tightly with an almost tangible melancholy.

    Heather Browne: Fanfarlo Shimmers and Spins Into Denver This Friday

  • One rose leaf, falling from an enormous height, like a little parachute dropped from an invisible balloon, turns, flutters waveringly.

    A Haunted House, and other short stories

  • The bull trotted waveringly and somewhat irritated.

    The Plumed Serpent

  • A small figure with a foolishly large head drew waveringly near them in the moonlit haze; looked for an instant like a goblin, but turned out to be the harmless little priest whom they had left in the drawing-room.

    The Father Brown Omnibus

  • I gave up and announced waveringly that there was no more point discussing it, and went up to cry - it sounds so melodramatic, but I get so tearful and upset in these arguments, and I have trouble getting my emotions out in front of people, even Neil, so I always take myself somewhere else to cry.

    sheepdip Diary Entry

  • As we listened, it faded away and then waveringly resumed.

    To Ruin a Queen

  • The white oval of her face swam out waveringly from a background of shadows, the uncertain light blurring it like a haze; but the two lines about the mouth remained.

    The House of Mirth

  • Now its knob held waveringly to a north-easterly direction, and even as they watched it turned more fully to the east.

    Hero Of Dreams


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