(redirected from waveringly)
Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Legal.

waver between (someone and someone else)

to vacillate between choosing one person or another. I had to appoint the new manager, and I was wavering between Jane and Janet. We wavered between Bill and Bob for the position.
See also: between, waver

waver between (something and something else)

to vacillate between choosing one thing and another; to linger indecisively between doing one thing or another. The captain was wavering between St. Thomas and St. Croix. We wavered between chocolate and vanilla.
See also: between, waver

wand waver

and wagger
an exhibitionist. The cops picked up a wand waver on Main Street.
See also: wand, waver
References in periodicals archive ?
The fourth line, "And have been cold a long time," though it has only seven syllables, is the longest of the poem because all the syllables are accented waveringly except the fifth, a.
At this point in the novel, we've already been privy to Henry's musings on everything from the innovative marvel of his triple-bladed razor with its "cleverly arched and ridged jungle-green handle" to the impending war in Iraq--which Henry, having treated an Iraqi professor tortured by the Baathist regime and learning "the sickly details of genocides," waveringly supports.
Perhaps the most heart-wrenching moment in a film inevitably thick with them comes with the footage of an 11-year old girl who waveringly tells the interviewer she would rather see justice--rather than revenge --meted out to the people who killed her parents.
(11) What it underlines is that it is precisely the conjuncture of this immigration with the "rise" of what is today design ated, however waveringly, as postcolonial studies that has been the source of significant unease.
This could only be done by Indian Luthers and Knoxes, who would lead a process of national renewal: "Some Indian Luther may be roused," he wrote, "to give expression to the sentiments that have long been secretly, thoug h it may be vaguely, indefinitely, waveringly, cherished in the bosoms of thousands.
Tongue-tips of water lapped up waveringly as though they would lick the spot, but never quite reached it.