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Definition of Quivery
1. marked by quivering [adj]
Lexicographical Neighbors of Quivery
Literary usage of Quivery
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Allen's Synonyms and Antonyms by Frederic Sturges Allen (1920)
"2. shaky, quivery, quavery (тате), trembly (rare); spec, tottery. trend, vi tend (rare of persons), gravitate (formal or learned), set, drift, strike (rare ..."
2. My Path Through Life by Lilli Lehmann (1914)
"She meant by " quivery," the aspics, jellies, and galantines in which the cold dainties quivered. ..."
3. The American Journal of Psychology by Granville Stanley Hall, Edward Bradford Titchener (1909)
"I got a distinctly unpleasantly affective quality in 85, but when I tried to analyze it only got quivery sensations running up and down my arms and legs. ..."
4. Publications by English Dialect Society (1890)
"Weavery, from the clack and thrum of the loom ; or, more probably, a softer form of quivery.' —Blackmore's Cradock Nowell., ip 211 note. ..."
5. The Writings of Mark Twain [pseud.] by Mark Twain, Charles Dudley Warner (1889)
"I had lived in a clammy atmosphere of reverence, respect, deference, so long, that they sent a quivery little cold wave through me: HIGH TIMES IN THE VALLEY ..."