The old king listened, refused, wavered and ended by yielding.
After taking his degree he wavered between classics and mathematics, but finally chose the latter.
But Metternich wavered on the question of Saxony, and December saw the allies hopelessly at difference.
Bruce, previously so shifty, had never wavered or turned back since he smote the Red Comyn at Dumfries.
Fra Domenico's loyalty had never wavered, and the weak Silvestro's enthusiasm rekindled at sight of his chief.
But he never wavered in his allegiance to Vespasian, whose favour he retained in spite of his arrogance.
And Simon de Montfort he wavered between the two at the beginning of the Barons' War, but finally took the royalist side and was among the prisoners taken by Montfort at Lewes (1264).
His diplomacy in France proves him to have been a man of education, and his honour is unimpeached; he never wavered, he never was liegeman of Edward, while bishops, nobles, and, above all, Bruce, perjured themselves and turned their coats again and again.
Now a panic was caused by a rush of camp followers from the " gillie's hill ": the English wavered; Bruce commanded an advance of his whole line: the English rout was general, and, had Bruce possessed cavalry, few would have escaped.
As he began slipping down, his head and arm wavered still more with the strain.
You might have wavered over some things, but you were always so... set... on children being a part of your future.
Even the king wavered for an instant; but, Dahlberg persisting in his opinion, Charles overruled the objections of the commanders.
His attention never wavered and Carmen kept her expression bland as she slapped the potatoes on her plate and then returned the spoon to the bowl.
His resolve to keep his distance wavered as he thought about pulling her into bed with him again.
At any rate he wavered in his estimate of their taxonomic value, for he gave an alternative proposal, arranging all the genera in a single series, a proceeding in those days thought not only defensible and possible, but desirable or even requisite, though now utterly abandoned.
Returned to the Convention in September 1792 he developed moderate, even reactionary views, becoming one of the fiercest opponents of the Mountain, though he never wavered in his support of republican principles.
He wavered curiously in his ecclesiastical views, and ended by helping the persecutors of the Monophysite Church, to which he himself had belonged.
After Madrid he wavered unceasingly between two courses, either that of continuing hostilities, or the policy favoured by Montmorency of peace and understanding with the emperor.
Clement's accession at once brought about a political change in favour of France; yet he was unable to take a strong line, and wavered between the emperor and Francis I., concluding a treaty of alliance with the French king, and then, when the crushing defeat of Pavia had shown him his mistake, making his peace with Charles (April 1, 1525), only to break it again by countenancing Girolamo Morone's League of Freedom, of which the aim was to assert the independence of Italy from foreign powers.
There is no reason to believe, however, that these attacks represented the feeling of any save a small minority of the politicians; the people never wavered in their devotion to the president, and his election would have been unanimous in 1796, as in 1792 and 1789, had he been willing to serve.
Diogenes of Seleucia is said to have wavered in his belief at last; Boethus, one of his pupils, flatly denied it.
Lambert was also one of the divines who took part in the great conference of Marburg in 1529; he had long wavered between the Lutheran and the Zwinglian view of the Lord's Supper, but at this conference he definitely adopted the Zwinglian view.
Fox's most important political friends who had long wavered, at length, to Burke's great satisfaction, went over tolthe side of the government.
Went even further in his patronage, for he consented to be the godfather of the posthumous son of Alphonso XII., and he never afterwards wavered in the steady sympathy he showed to Alphonso XIII.
She at once resolved to learn to speak, and from that day to this she has never wavered in that resolution.
There he wavered between the two richest heiresses, Julie and Princess Mary.