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way ver

  • n  someone who communicates by waving
  • n  the act of pausing uncertainly
  • n  the act of moving back and forth
  • v  pause or hold back in uncertainty or unwillingness
  • v  be unsure or weak
  • v  move hesitatingly, as if about to give way
  • v  move or sway in a rising and falling or wavelike pattern
  • v  move back and forth very rapidly
  • v  sway to and fro
  • v  give off unsteady sounds, alternating in amplitude or frequency

  • And we cannot waver now or show any doubt.
  • The Pope was seen to waver, to fall back into the arms of his secretary after four, or five, or six shots were fired.
  • Below it, the accumulated structures of Western "rationality" waver and plunge.

  • Barack Obama in Los Angeles Times
    Let us renew our resolve against those who perpetrated this barbaric act and who plot against us still,Obama said Friday. "In defense of our nation we will never waver. In pursuit of Al Qaeda and its extremist allies, we will never...
  • Gordon Brown in Washington Post
    I will not waver. I will not walk away. I will get on with the job,Brown said at a combative news conference at his 10 Downing Street offices, where he repeatedly insisted that he was not "arrogant" or "complacent" and was "the right...
  • President Bush in guardian.co.uk
    Bush said at the time: "The battle is now joined on many fronts. We will not waver; we will not tire; we will not falter; and we will not fail."

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