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.
Grant did not even look at Phoebe, but his purpose seemed to waver in spite of himself.
He had settled opinions about Mrs. Roberts now, from which he would not be likely to waver.
John Baxter continued to waver between this world and the next.
The combat was long, and at one time the party of Mohammed seemed to waver.
The pen in the hand of the justice suddenly began to waver as the hand trembled.
Many of the natives who had joined Cortez deserted his cause, and even the Tlascalans began to waver.
The storm of canister caused them to waver a little, but that was all.
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.