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 (hŭv′ər, hŏv′-)
v. hov·ered, hov·er·ing, hov·ers
1. To remain floating, suspended, or fluttering in the air: gulls hovering over the waves.
2. To remain or linger in or near a place: hovering around the speaker's podium.
3. To remain in an uncertain state; waver: hovered between anger and remorse.
4. Computers To position a pointer over an object or area of the screen, causing a pop-up box to appear or other change to occur: Hover over the image to display the filename.
1. To cause to hover: The pilot hovered the helicopter a few feet above the icy river.
2. Computers To position (a pointer) over an object or area of the screen: hovered the cursor over the link.
The act or state of hovering: a helicopter in hover.

[Middle English hoveren, frequentative of hoven.]

hov′er·er n.
hov′er·ing·ly adv.
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Hoveringly halting, and dipping on the wing, the white sea-fowls longingly lingered over the agitated pool that he left.
And yet, for all that, we run the blend surprisingly effortlessly and seem to see in imagination, all at once, on a huge scale, and yet, as it were, hoveringly between bistable reversals, an embodied immateriality, a sky endowed with form, and a material disembodiment, a form abstracted to sky.
As such, the jewel-encrusted sword Excalibur, sinister in its gaudiness, is a particularly apt emblem, and Tennyson's association of violence and sensual overindulgence can be gleaned from this famously overripe passage from "Lucretius": Then, then, from utter gloom stood out the breasts, The breasts of Helen, and hoveringly a sword Now over and now under, now direct, Pointed itself to pierce, but sank down shamed At all that beauty.