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waver

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishwaverwa‧ver /ˈweɪvə $ -ər/ verb [intransitive] 🔊 🔊 1 DECIDEto become weaker or less certain 🔊 Her voice wavered uncertainly. 🔊 The students’ attention did not waver.waver in 🔊 Harris never wavered in his loyalty.waver from 🔊 We were determined not to waver from our goals.2 NOT SUREto not make a decision because you have doubts 🔊 Shareholders who were wavering met the directors.waver between something and something 🔊 The party wavered between free trade and protectionism.3 SHAKEto move gently in several different directions 🔊 The candle flame wavered, throwing shadows on the wall.→ See Verb table
Examples from the Corpus
waverJessica's faith in her husband never wavered.For a few moments the whole Rebel line... seemed to waver...I consider buying it, but waver.If people have been wavering about giving the police information, this could be the thing to make them come forward.Sue's gaze did not waver as she watched Pat leave.Maya wavered between accepting and refusing his offer.We're not wavering from that position.He held the paper in both hands and he saw the paper waver in front of his spectacles.For the first time he wavered in his determination to get rid of her.When they went after something nothing made them waver, just as he had set after her.I lay still, watching the moonlight waver on the wall.Prince Casimir never wavered, praying to the Blessed Virgin Mary for hours on end.This seemed the best way to draw the wavering states away from Washington and consolidate Southern power.attention ... waverThey respond to it energetically and they are attentive and their attention does not waver.waver between something and somethingWhen interviewed, he sort of wavers between apology and regret.The rest of the democrats are wavering between supporting Yeltsin and Yavlinsky.
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Verb table
waver
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theywaver
he, she, itwavers
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywavered
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave wavered
he, she, ithas wavered
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad wavered
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill waver
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have wavered
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Continuous Form
Present
Iam wavering
he, she, itis wavering
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you, we, theyare wavering
Past
I, he, she, itwas wavering
you, we, theywere wavering
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been wavering
he, she, ithas been wavering
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been wavering
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be wavering
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been wavering
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