And in quavering falsetto, with the customary broken-notes, the old man sang.
I told him my desires humbly, in quavering syllables.
Such a charivari as ensued, for just as my tugs at the alarm-bell began to take effect, the clock struck twelve, and the waits set up outside my window in quavering tones, with their teeth chattering from the cold, an old-fashioned lilt.
[Fumbling and bumbling and frightened conversations as the Church quickly changes its position on women's ordination, with cardinals and the Pope whispering in quavering voices, Hurry!
There was some kind of quavering, high-pitched noise coming out of my mouth that seemed to come from my gut at the same time.