[ US /ˈʃɪvɝɪŋ/ ]
[ UK /ʃˈɪvəɹɪŋ/ ]
  1. a sensation of cold that often marks the start of an infection and the development of a fever
  1. vibrating slightly and irregularly; as e.g. with fear or cold or like the leaves of an aspen in a breeze
    seemed shaky on her feet
    trembling hands
    the quaking child asked for more
    quivering leaves of a poplar tree
    sparkling light from the shivering crystals of the chandelier
    a quaking bog
    with shaking knees
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How To Use shivering In A Sentence

  • Shivering he slowed his breathing and closed his mind, retreating within himself in one of the meditation rituals.
  • My whole body is shivering. Times, Sunday Times
  • Several other reporters and cameramen stood shivering in unseasonably cold temperatures, ready to capture the multi-vehicle arrival Superdelegate deluge
  • Through the dense trees I could see purple bougainvillea shivering against the stucco of the hacienda-style buildings. SILENT JOE
  • I sat on the bed shivering, straining to hear their conversation, but they were too far down the hall and speaking too softly anyway.
  • She is not the woman for whose be-dazzlement I must advertise the value of my goods by sweating sonnets to her, or shivering serenades at her, or perpetuating follies for her. The Kempton-Wace Letters
  • Ruth deposited her wet mackintosh on the floor and went upstairs, shivering every now and then.
  • He also describes cold shivering, increased muscle tension, and a delicious taste, and he swallows repeatedly.
  • His dark-gold hair, damp and draggled, hung into his eyes, which were dilated and sunk into violet pools; his blank beautiful face was grey and sweating, his entire frame racked with shivering.
  • Over to the left I saw an unhappy little urchin, hardly a rag covering his shivering, bleeding body, grovelling piteously in the snow, while his blind and goitrous mother did her best at gathering firewood with a hatchet. Across China on Foot
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