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Definitions of shivering

  1. a sensation of cold that often marks the start of an infection and the development of a fever Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. A trembling; a shaking with cold or fear. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  3. 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" Wordnet Dictionary DB

Usage examples for shivering

  1. When the first storm was over, and I lay shivering in the bright interval, two children came out of the house and played about in the garden, running several times round and round my heap. – 'Brother Bosch', an Airman's Escape from Germany by Gerald Featherstone Knight
  2. At first he shivered all over, then the shivering ceased and little by little he began to lose consciousness. – Master and Man by Leo Tolstoy