“He said to think of God,” Victoria said, as we shivered in the early chill.
I shivered a little, and dryly advised him to remember better where he had stored the precious liquid.
“They said they were going to ‘make me talk,’ that they were going to ‘jump-start me like a car,’” he shivered.
The first day I arrived, I had heard the sound in my hotel in Shahre Nau, a deep thump, and shivered.
He shivered as he felt the warmth of the folds under his hands.
He shivered at his own thought, and then chided himself fiercely.
Sybil Denham hid her face in her hands for a moment and shivered.
He said he'd shivered all over when he heard 'The Last Post.'
"I feel as if some misfortune were impending over us," said his mother, and she shivered apprehensively.
But here again we shivered at the awful sight of the bodies.
"shake," c.1400, alteration of chiveren (c.1200), of uncertain origin, perhaps from Old English ceafl "jaw," on notion of chattering teeth. Spelling change of ch- to sh- is probably from influence of shake. Related: Shivered; shivering.
"to break in or into many small pieces," c.1200, from the source of shiver (n.). Chiefly in phrase shiver me timbers (1835), "a mock oath attributed in comic fiction to sailors" [OED]. My timbers! as a nautical oath (probably euphemistic) is attested from 1789 (see timber (n.)). Related: Shivered; shivering.
"small piece, splinter, fragment, chip," c.1200, perhaps from an unrecorded Old English word, related to Middle Low German schever schiver "splinter," Old High German scivero, from Proto-Germanic *skif- "split" (cf. Old High German skivaro "splinter," German Schiefer "splinter, slate"), from PIE *skei- "to cut, split" (see shed (v.)). Commonly in phrases to break to shivers "break into bits" (mid-15c.). Also, shiver is still dialectal for "a splinter" in Norfolk and Lincolnshire.
"a tremulous, quivering motion," 1727, from shiver (v.1). The shivers in reference to fever chills is from 1861.