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wavering


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Waver  \Wa"ver\,  v.  i.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Wavered};  p.  pr  &  vb  n. 
  {Wavering}.]  [OE.  waveren,  from  AS  w[ae]fre  wavering, 
  restless.  See  {Wave},  v.  i.] 
  1.  To  play  or  move  to  and  fro;  to  move  one  way  and  the  other 
  hence  to  totter;  to  reel;  to  swing;  to  flutter. 
 
  With  banners  and  pennons  wavering  with  the  wind. 
  --Ld.  Berners 
 
  Thou  wouldst  waver  on  one  of  these  trees  as  a  terror 
  to  all  evil  speakers  against  dignities.  --Sir  W. 
  Scott. 
 
  2.  To  be  unsettled  in  opinion;  to  vacillate;  to  be 
  undetermined;  to  fluctuate;  as  to  water  in  judgment. 
 
  Let  us  hold  fast  .  .  .  without  wavering.  --Heb.  x. 
  23. 
 
  In  feeble  hearts,  propense  enough  before  To  waver, 
  or  fall  off  and  join  with  idols.  --Milton. 
 
  Syn:  To  reel;  totter;  vacillate.  See  {Fluctuate}. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  wavering 
  adj  :  uncertain  in  purpose  or  action  [syn:  {vacillant},  {vacillating}] 
  n  1:  indecision  in  speech  or  action  [syn:  {hesitation},  {vacillation}] 
  2:  the  quality  of  being  unsteady  and  subject  to  fluctuations; 
  "he  kept  a  record  of  price  fluctuations"  [syn:  {fluctuation}] 




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