But no sooner was the 40-year-old activist out of U.S. hands than he began to waver.
But that had no appreciable effect on military performance until the top leadership itself began to waver and retreat.
You may suppose, therefore, that if my mind were not fully made up on the parliamentary question, I should waver now.
The interruption helped Mrs. Swordsley to waver to her feet.
He had settled opinions about Mrs. Roberts now, from which he would not be likely to waver.
He saw the butterfly, startled from its feast, rise and waver away.
The combat was long, and at one time the party of Mohammed seemed to waver.
Nevertheless she did not waver, nor change the date of her departure.
Many of the natives who had joined Cortez deserted his cause, and even the Tlascalans began to waver.
Ezra, strengthened by Eli's arm which did not waver, ventured to open his eyes.
late 13c., weyveren, "to show indecision," probably related to Old English wæfre "restless, wavering," from Proto-Germanic *wæbraz (cf. Middle High German wabern "to waver," Old Norse vafra "to hover about"), a frequentative form from the root of wave (v.). Related: Wavered; wavering.