• WordNet 3.6
    • adj shivering vibrating slightly and irregularly; as e.g. with fear or cold or like the leaves of an aspen in a breeze "a quaking bog","the quaking child asked for more","quivering leaves of a poplar tree","with shaking knees","seemed shaky on her feet","sparkling light from the shivering crystals of the chandelier","trembling hands"
    • n shivering a sensation of cold that often marks the start of an infection and the development of a fever
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: Insects shiver when they're cold.
    • n shivering A sliver; a strip.
    • n shivering A tremulous shaking or quivering, as with a chill or fear.
    • n shivering In ceramics, the flaking off of parts of the ware, caused by the unequal contraction of body and glaze. Compare crazing, 2.
    • n shivering A horsemen's term for chorea or St. Vitus's dance affecting the muscles of the hip and thigh of the horse.
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  • Og Mandino
    “To do anything truly worth doing, I must not stand back shivering and thinking of the cold and danger, but jump in with gusto and scramble through as well as I can.”
  • Sam Slick
    Sam Slick
    “Don't stand shivering upon the bank; plunge in at once, and have it over.”


In literature:

It was cold and the dog whined and shivered.
"The Best Short Stories of 1921 and the Yearbook of the American Short Story" by Various
The bride nestled closer and he felt her shiver.
"The Victim" by Thomas Dixon
He shivered, and going down to the little cabin that had been a prison, he soon fell asleep.
"The Sun Of Quebec" by Joseph A. Altsheler
Packard felt the afternoon breeze through the wet garments which stuck so close to him, and shivered.
"Man to Man" by Jackson Gregory
The boy was shivering as with terror, but all the same he showed himself game.
"The Saddle Boys of the Rockies" by James Carson
A shiver ran through his body, but then he lay still again.
"Men Called Him Master" by Elwyn Allen Smith
At last Alice seemed to shiver.
"Can You Forgive Her?" by Anthony Trollope
It stood shivering with a glassy eye, and then with a groan fell down and died.
"Alroy The Prince Of The Captivity" by Benjamin Disraeli
He turned away in a moment with a little shiver of anxiety.
"The Call of the Beaver Patrol" by V. T. Sherman
It died away at last, and she stood there, shivering in the sunshine.
"The Call of the Blood" by Robert Smythe Hichens
First you will notice the animal distressed, uneasy, shivering, the affected side is painful to pressure of the hand.
"The Veterinarian" by Chas. J. Korinek
She shivered under the strong masculine pressure.
"The Secret of the Storm Country" by Grace Miller White
She shivered slightly and turned her head.
"The Black Cross" by Olive M. Briggs
The air felt distinctly colder and he shivered a little.
"The Great Sioux Trail" by Joseph Altsheler
She felt on the verge of shivering, but she held herself very still.
"The Saracen: The Holy War" by Robert Shea
It made him shiver, and yet he made his way toward it.
"The Country Beyond" by James Oliver Curwood
Once, when awakened by a cold shiver, he opened his eyes a little wider than before.
"Toilers of the Sea" by Victor Hugo
She shivered, and turned out the light.
"Thirty" by Howard Vincent O'Brien
Olive felt a little shiver go over her.
"Shadows of Flames" by Amelie Rives
The dew moistened her wounded feet; she shivered with cold.
"On the Heights" by Berthold Auerbach

In poetry:

How very cold the wind is,
How very cold the dew
Bodies all a-shiver say
I ku anu el
"Hawaii" by Padraic Colum
Banner and shiver'd crest
Beside thee strown,
Tell, that amidst the best,
Thy work was done!
"Woman On The Field Of Battle" by Felicia Dorothea Hemans
The leaves are shivering on the thorn,
And sighing wakes the lean-eyed morn,
"Woman’s Portion" by Madison Julius Cawein
Feel yourselves as brothers,
Dare to think ye free;
And in dust will shiver
Thrones of tyranny.
"Invocation" by Mathilde Blind
Dead was the beautiful shiver of leaves, and the lovely
swaying of flowers;
Dead without pride man's beauty, his motion, the something
that towers.
Like a dead leaf I drifted, a dream in the noontide hours.
"The Black Swallow-Tail Butterfly" by Manmohan Ghose
God and myself I have lost by my fall:
The veriest wretch that goes shivering by,
Will make a wide sweep lest I wander too night,
For all that is on or above me I know,
There is nothing so pure as the beautiful snow.
"Beautiful Snow" by Joseph Warren Watson

In news:

Chester, Shiver honored by Lee Chamber.
Shiver Fox is a new band from two local musicians who have done well for themselves in the past.
Unique sparks to ' Shiver '.
Unique Features has acquired screen rights to " Shiver ," a bestselling supernatural romance novel by Maggie Stiefvater that is the first of a three-book series.
The slightest breeze makes him shiver , according to owner Rachael Bond of Norfolk.
Michael Clark, The Shivering Man, 1987.
Granbury High School Stowaways shiver in the cold and wind during last week's game at Herman Clark Stadium in Fort Worth.
Shivering on the sidelines.
The organizers of Shiver Elk River, a "community Chill-a-Bration," are looking for a sled dog team to provide a demonstration on the day of the first-time event.
Maybe your tent leaked in a rainstorm or you shivered all night in a borrowed, smelly sleeping bag .
On Christmas day, 1864, John Clark Ely shivered against the cold wind that blew through the small prison near Meridian, Mississippi.
Zombie Pumpkin Carving Gives Viewers The Shivers .
'To the Arctic 3D' review: Filmmaking and narration so good, it will give you the shivers .
We shut our eyes and call the shivers snaking down our spines a thrill.
As thousands still shivered from Sandy, the New York City Marathon was canceled Friday by Mayor Michael Bloomberg after mounting criticism that this was not the time for a race.