- 1Tremble or shake with a slight rapid motion: the tree’s branches stopped quivering Juliet’s lower lip quiveredMore example sentences
- You are instantly transported into an enchanting vista of cool water-filled ponds that quiver and shimmer with shadows that change with the time of day.
- The leaves shook and quivered.
- The earth shook and quivered underfoot.
- 1.1 [with object] Cause (something) to make a slight rapid motion: the bird runs along in a zigzag path, quivering its wingsMore example sentences
- Joe is ready to bail out of EastEnders and try his hand at something other than quivering his bottom lip and having bad facial hair.
- At over 350 quid the boss is likely to quiver his bottom lip but my mind is made up, I want one.
- We'd pulled the car up on the hills east of Rosedale and three yards the other side of the glass a cold wind quivered a lapwing's crest.
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- A slight trembling movement or sound, especially one caused by a sudden strong emotion: she couldn’t help the quiver in her voiceMore example sentences
- He had noticed her shaking and the slight quiver in her voice as she finished her story.
- He ignored the slight quiver in his voice; after all, these English rooms echoed so oddly.
- Although she had intended to sound indignant, the quiver in her voice betrayed the chuckle she was controlling.
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- I'm ready, quiveringly ready to do amazing things.
- The taboo lies with them, certainly not we quiveringly sexual beings.
- The violins thirds quiveringly descend from the climax to a low F and the final quatrain returns to narration, over the fiddle's sustained bitonal notes.
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- To her ears, her voice sounded weak and quivery.
- His voice proves surprisingly calming - a little quieter and quivery with the years, but still smooth, strong, and sober.
- But the words were so soft and quivery that Jake couldn't have believed them.
Middle English: from Old English cwifer 'nimble, quick'. The initial qu- is probably symbolic of quick movement (as in quaver and quick).
- 1An archer’s portable case for holding arrows.More example sentences
- He also had a framed backpack, a utility belt containing tools, a quiver containing 14 arrows, a flint dagger and most amazing of all, a copper axe.
- Joshua could make out that while some archers carried one quiver of arrows, many carried up to three.
- Smoothly, he drew another arrow from the quiver and nocked it to the bow.
- 1.1A set of surfboards of different lengths and shapes for use with different types of waves: he had created a whole new quiver of boards specifically for HawaiiMore example sentences
- Sure it would be great if we all rode a quiver of all kinds of boards and had a magazine focussing on the whole of surfing and not individual parts, but the chances is slim.
- Now I need a wetsuit and a surfboard… bummer I didn't bring over at least one board from my quiver in NZ with me.
- No need to bring your own surfboard; the Cascade travels with a diverse quiver of more than 60 boards.
Middle English: from Anglo-Norman French quiveir, of West Germanic origin; related to Dutch koker and German Köcher.