Stuck in his act, Smith wavered forward, sinking with every syllable he uttered.
He called to appeal—yet another disappointment from journalist dad—I wavered, then firmed.
Cuccinelli wavered, saying he had “no opinion on a path to citizenship” for illegal immigrants.
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.