• WordNet 3.6
    • n quivering the act of vibrating
    • n quivering a shaky motion "the shaking of his fingers as he lit his pipe"
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n quivering The act of trembling, wavering, or vibrating; a tremulous shaking.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • ns Quivering a tremulous motion, shiver
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  • Jose Ortega Y Gasset
    “In order to master the unruly torrent of life the learned man meditates, the poet quivers, and the political hero erects the fortress of his will.”


Arrow in the quiver - An arrow in the quiver is a strategy or option that could be used to achieve your objective.


Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. cwifer, seen in adv. cwiferlíce, eagerly. Cf. Quick and Quaver.


In literature:

Every muscle of his body quivered suddenly in horrible revulsion.
"Diane of the Green Van" by Leona Dalrymple
The waters lay quivering beneath the palpitating, rosy light.
"Adèle Dubois" by Mrs. William T. Savage
Then, with a little quivering smile, she very, very slowly gave him her hand.
"The Odds" by Ethel M. Dell
There was a twinkle in his eyes and a quiver at the corner of his classic mouth.
"The Voice of the People" by Ellen Glasgow
The girl's lips quivered.
"Poor Man's Rock" by Bertrand W. Sinclair
A second later he was going, helplessly, with the air-rush in his ears and the pony's quiver shivering up his spine.
"The Furnace of Gold" by Philip Verrill Mighels
The tow-line vibrated itself into a blur, the tug strained and quivered and groaned.
"Dan Merrithew" by Lawrence Perry
His lips, too, quivered slightly.
"Skyrider" by B. M. Bower
She was pale, and her lips were quivering, but she was splendidly handsome.
"A Lost Leader" by E. Phillips Oppenheim
A rare emotion quivered in his tone.
"The Black Box" by E. Phillips Oppenheim
A fine quiver went through her body, like the quiver of a moth in its sultry love-play.
"Atlantis" by Gerhart Hauptmann
Maria looked at her, her mouth was quivering.
"By the Light of the Soul" by Mary E. Wilkins Freeman
The archer guard stood ranked and ready, bows on their shoulders and arrows in quiver.
"The Black Douglas" by S. R. Crockett
Hetty's eyes sparkled; the stockriders seemed to swing more lightly in their saddles, and Flora Schuyler felt a little quiver run through her.
"The Cattle-Baron's Daughter" by Harold Bindloss
See, I have tied it in your quiver, so that you may not mistake it and shoot it away on any slight occasion.
"The Arrow-Maker" by Mary Austin
Every fibre of his being quivered with a sudden emotion!
"Berenice" by E. Phillips Oppenheim
Her soft brow was contracted a little; there was a faint quiver upon her lip.
"Sir Tom" by Mrs. Oliphant
The little village quivered with excitement.
"The German Classics of the Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries" by Various
Then, one by one, quivering fingers of light shot forth from the fist.
"The Plow-Woman" by Eleanor Gates
A quiver ran beneath the satiny flanks while his slender legs trembled.
"Trusia" by Davis Brinton

In poetry:

To me, thoughts lived of old anew are born
From glances at the unsullied sea,
Or breath of morning purity,
From cloud or blown grass tossing free,
Or frail dew quivering on leaf, rose or thorn.
"What Though My Voice Cease Like A Moan O’ The Wind? " by Thomas Runciman
Heart, my heart, thou art mournful in the rain,
(Are thy redolent lips a-quiver?)
My soul seeks thine, doth it seek in vain?
My love goes surging like a river,
Shall its tide bear naught save pain?
"Night, Dim Night" by Paul Laurence Dunbar
A voice on the hill-top, a voice in the river,
A voice in the song of birds;
It hangs on the zephyr, it comes from the quiver
Of oak, beech and fir-leaf—it speaketh forever
In thrilling, mysterious words;
"The Mighty One" by David James Scott
An' what said puir Effie? She stood like a stane,
But faintin', or greetin', or cryin', was nane;
Her sweet lips they quiver'd, the bluid frae her cheek
Flew back to her heart, but nae word cou'd she speak.
"Effie: A Ballad" by Janet Hamilton
Thou once didst leave almighty Jove
And all the golden roofs above:
The car thy wanton sparrows drew,
Hovering in air they lightly flew;
As to my bower they winged their way
I saw their quivering pinions play.
"A Hymn To Venus" by Sappho
Her names are the shining arrows
Which her ancient quiver bears,
And their splendid sheaf has thickened
Through the long march of the years,
While her great shield has been burnished
By her children's blood and tears.
"The Lee Memorial Ode" by James Barron Hope

In news:

A Quivering Quality Healthcare System.
Quivering Energy In Electric Bolts.
They lie in wait, snarling at the pavement and quivering in anticipation of shrieking away the instant the light turns green.
We must use every arrow in our collective quiver to reverse this devastating trend.
The architect Gaetano Pesce has designed a huge resin bowl that is inlaid with stones, glows like a color field painting -- and quivers when touched.
Ryan will have to watch out for more of those one-liners tonight, though the GOP VP nominee is also likely to bring a quiver loaded with zingers of his own.
Oh, how splendid it will be to hear Antony 's delicate and quivering, classically-inspired pieces receiving the full-ensemble treatment.
A solo Ted Leo opened the evening at the Pageant with a quiver of power-pop tunes.
Stern sidekick Robin Quivers cites DSN story during show, links to magazine's website.
Add this one to Team Bird's quiver: a new study that shows how that feral cats carry deadly diseases like rabies, toxoplasmosis, and the plague (.
Tucker's simple tastes are challenged by a spotted, quiver-wielding Cupid with grander plans for his fellow four-legged friend, resulting in an exhaustive chase to impress some Valentine's Day spirit on the young pup .
To keep stakes close at hand, he devised containers resembling the quivers that hold arrows.
But it decided it needed to put at least one more arrow in their quivers.
Your body immediately quivers with the terrifying realization that you just swallowed stove fuel.
John Darnielle's quivering eccentricity gets another workout.

In science:

Let Q be the double of Q, that is, the quiver with set of vertices I and edges Q = {e, e∗ | e ∈ Q}.
A Hopf algebra quantizing a necklace Lie algebra canonically associated to a quiver
For any quiver Q, define EQ to be the vector space with basis Q.
A Hopf algebra quantizing a necklace Lie algebra canonically associated to a quiver
Gin01] Victor Ginzburg, Non-commutative symplectic geometry, quiver varieties, and operads, Math.
A Hopf algebra quantizing a necklace Lie algebra canonically associated to a quiver
We define the algebra B to be the path algebra of this quiver (modulo the relations).
New deformations of group algebras of Coxeter groups
Let us consider the category Eij of representations of Bij in which all the quiver arrows are isomorphisms.
New deformations of group algebras of Coxeter groups
The module Mτ is a quiver representation where all arrows are isomorphisms, so it represents a local system on Y ′ (over C[[τ ]]).
New deformations of group algebras of Coxeter groups
Solel, You can see the arrows in a Quiver Operator Algebras, (2000), preprint A.
Diagonal Compressed Random Variables in a Graph W*-probability Spaces
Solel, You can see the arrows in a Quiver Operator Algebras, (2000), preprint A.
Compressed Random Variables in a Graph W*-Probability Space
The fixed point set under a natural torus action on pro jectivized moduli spaces of simple representations of quivers is described.
Localization in quiver moduli
Based on an analysis of the fixed points in section 3, the first main result, Theorem 2.7, gives a description of a set of torus fixed points as a disjoint union of moduli spaces of the same type, that is, of pro jectived moduli of simple representations for other quivers.
Localization in quiver moduli
In fact, the quivers appearing in this description are ‘almost universal abelian coverings’ of the original quiver.
Localization in quiver moduli
Using some arithmetic geometry, this number can be reinterpreted as the Euler characteristic in cohomology with compact support of the pro jectivized quiver moduli.
Localization in quiver moduli
The description of the fixed point set provides an interesting interaction between algebraic geometry and representation theory of quivers: the detection of torus fixed points naturally leads to the study of covering techniques for simple representations.
Localization in quiver moduli
After such methods are developed, they can be successfully applied to the geometry of quiver moduli.
Localization in quiver moduli
The description also motivates consideration of a very special class of combinatorially defined simple representations of quivers, called string representations (Definition 6.1), which are in some sense ‘responsible’ for aspects of the global topology of the moduli.
Localization in quiver moduli