quiv|er1 [ˈkwıvə US -ər] v
[Date: 1400-1500; Origin: Probably from quiver [i]'active, quick' (13-19 centuries), from an unrecorded Old English cwifer]
to shake slightly because you are cold, or because you feel very afraid, angry, excited etc
= ↑tremble
The child was quivering in her arms.
Her mouth quivered slightly as she turned away.
quiver with indignation/anger etc
I lay there quivering with fear.
His voice was quivering with rage.
quiver 2
quiver2 n
[Sense: 1; Date: 1700-1800; Origin: QUIVER1]
[Sense: 2; Date: 1300-1400; : Old French; Origin: quivre]
1.) a slight trembling
quiver of fear/anxiety/anticipation etc
I felt a quiver of excitement run through me.
2.) a long case for carrying ↑arrows

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