verb (used without object)
Origin of waver1
Examples from the Web for wavering
But he should not be judged by his wavering as a presidential candidate.Mario Cuomo, a Frustrating Hero to Democrats, Is Dead at 82|Eleanor Clift|January 2, 2015|DAILY BEAST
A wavering, but canny Wehrmacht General Dietrich von Choltitz finally surrendered it on August 25.
Yet thanks to recent scandals, that acceptance of the adult industry seems to be wavering.Too Hot for Google: Why The Internet Giant Is Scared of Porn|Aurora Snow|July 12, 2014|DAILY BEAST
If nothing else, these findings suggest a wavering of faith in free markets.
Not the bungled Obamacare rollout, the wavering red line in Syria, NSA surveillance scandal, or IRS controversy?After a Lousy Year, How Obama Can Turn His Presidency Around|Ron Christie|December 26, 2013|DAILY BEAST
They were greeted with a wavering shout—which immediately died away.Lilith|George MacDonald
There was a crystal jug filled with cold water and sunshine, and it threw a wavering light on the damask.The Sea and the Jungle|H. M. Tomlinson
But it was an appeal to the wavering minds in the North, and upon them it made a profound impression.The Papers And Writings Of Abraham Lincoln, Volume One|Abraham Lincoln
The long heavy ends whirled in opposite directions and wrapped themselves tightly about her wavering bonnet.New Chronicles of Rebecca|Kate Douglas Wiggin
It was commonly reported that the Committee was wavering, and that the Constitution would turn towards monarchy.Lectures on the French Revolution|John Emerich Edward Dalberg-Acton
Word Origin for waver
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.