aquiver


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a·quiv·er

 (ə-kwĭv′ər)
adj.
Marked by quivering: The children were aquiver with anticipation before the circus parade.
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aquiver

(əˈkwɪvə)
adv
quivering
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a•quiv•er

(əˈkwɪv ər)

adj.
in a state of vibrant agitation.
[1880–85]
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aquiver

adjective
Marked by or affected with tremors:
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Jurgis had not known this, or he would have swallowed the stuff in desperation; as it was, every nerve of him was aquiver with shame and rage.
When Morse, for instance, was tacking up his first little line of wire around the Speedwell Iron Works, who could have foreseen two hundred and fifty thousand miles of submarine cables, by which the very oceans are all aquiver with the news of the world?
Clean-tech nerds around the world have been set aquiver by the news that a Japanese consortium is investigating the design of a wholly electric tanker.
bureaucrat, his gold umbrella aquiver, scolds the crook,
The round Sikh shield hangs on the back fastened with straps across the chest, aquiver at the right side and a bow slung at the back being carried as part of the equipment; a bag made in the belt holds the balls, and a tall bayonet, frequently ornamented with gold, held in the right hand when the man is on foot and carried over the shoulder when in the saddle, completes the dress."67
Meacock: (a) coward (b) highly energetic (c) aquiver (d) punish 8.
(One could imagine the understudy ready to spring into action, vocal cords aquiver, and the audience poised to deflate).
(One could imagine the understudy ready to spring into action, vocal cords aquiver, and the audience poised to deflate) "She WILL sing (understudy relaxes again; audience offers a relieved/ encouraging ripple of applause)...
But, like the deer who've returned to Long Island, moose to the Adirondacks, or wolves to Minnesota, first a few humans were seen hesitantly testing the new habitat, noses aquiver, and now many.
ARCHERY fans will be all aquiver this afternoon as the ranking rounds of the men's and women's individual and team competitions begin in Rio, writes James Milton.
(2) This property gossip has to assume Quentin Tarantino is just aquiver with glee that his next-door neighbors, screenwriter Alan Ball and actor Peter Macdissi.
The smell of those lush, emerald blackcurrant leaves alone is enough to set my heart aquiver - that scent is the same one gets with a really fresh, crisp New Zealand sauvignon blanc - and it means that the fruit is at peak freshness.