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hover
01. The helicopter [hovered] over the fishing boat and threw down a ladder.
02. Hummingbirds are the only bird which can [hover] continuously in one place.
03. My mother-in-law is always [hovering] over me when I'm cooking supper, making suggestions and trying to tell me what to do.
04. The angels [hovered] over the bed of the child, praying for her recovery.
05. The Canadian dollar is [hovering] around 80.70 cents US, down 0.34 cents from Wednesday's close.
06. The eagle [hovered] in the sky, readying itself to swoop down and snatch up a mouse.
07. We could see a bunch of seagulls [hovering] over this one spot in the water, so we figured there must be a lot of small fish near the surface there.
08. Interest rates seem to be [hovering] at about 2.5%.
09. The little girl became nervous when a couple of bees began [hovering] over her bouquet of flowers.
10. I hate it when salesclerks [hover] over me. I wish they'd just let me look around without bothering me.
11. The birds [hovered] in the sky, looking for a safe place to land.
12. The mother [hovered] over her children, always ready to help if the need arose.
13. The spacecraft [hovered] above the planet for a few minutes before touching down.
14. I could see the ghost of my dead father [hovering] above my hospital bed, and I imagined he was waiting to take me with him.
15. The nurse [hovered] over the sick child, checking to see if he had fallen asleep.

Grammatical examples in English. 2013.

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