Despite a dithering Congress and a disdainful American public, the diplomatic doors opened.
Such verbiage and dithering in the face of market mayhem helped Europe get into its mess in the first place.
Fourth, Gordon Brown is a dour, dithering, dry, dislikeable loser.
The word "dithering" is beginning to be heard on this side of the Atlantic, too.
Like Obama he faced accusations of dithering and cowardice, particularly from his great rival Theodore Roosevelt.
Tom stood watching the ambulance whisk Murell off, dithering in indecision.
A man will no' keep on dithering for what he kens he canna' get.
Presently he came running out of the scullery, with the soapy water dripping from him, dithering with cold.
And the white-livered accomplice is dithering with funk in there.
"I'm all dithering," panted Hattie, as Winnie pushed her forward to try first.
1640s, "to quake, tremble," phonetic variant of Middle English didderen (late 14c.), of uncertain origin. The sense of "vacillate, be anxious" is from 1819. Related: Dithered; dithering.