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Definition of "aquiver" []

  • Marked by quivering: The children were aquiver with anticipation before the circus parade. (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "aquiver" in a sentence
  • "He was aquiver with the idea that he had glimpsed an animating force—“the secret of life.”"
  • "A Vesuvius of spittle and sweat, with lips aquiver and eyes bugged-out, Fleck's devo-esque performance provides him with a sweat-lodge purge and us with a fascinating look at faulty-idol worship that pre-dates, by a couple of decades, Michael Jackson."
  • "When I finally managed to scramble down, my legs were all aquiver, and my palms were studded with splinters."