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earthquake

[ urth-kweyk ]SEE DEFINITION OF earthquake

Synonyms for earthquake

  • shock
  • temblor
  • upheaval
  • convulsion
  • fault
  • microseism
  • movement
  • quake
  • quaker
  • seism
  • shake
  • slip
  • trembler
  • undulation
  • macroseism
  • seimicity
  • seismism
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Antonyms for earthquake

  • perfection
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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR EARTHQUAKE

In its wild condition it is something like a thunderbolt, an earthquake and a cyclone.

Any interruption, even an earthquake, at that moment must have been welcome to Vargrave.

God in His mercy brought on the earthquake: it woke me and saved me from death.

He had a feeling that an earthquake had opened the ground at his feet.

God is not in the earthquake, nor in the fire, but in the still small voice.

You cannot know what an earthquake you have opened at my feet.

The dome of the church was destroyed by an earthquake so late as 1864.

It is said that some shocks of earthquake in New Zealand have been felt in Tasmania.

What does he bring us in exchange for this earthquake of opinion?

The whole of his being was deeply disturbed, as if by an earthquake.

WORD ORIGIN

late 13c., eorthequakynge, from earth + quake (n.). In this sense Old English had eorðdyn, eorðhrernes, eorðbeofung, eorðstyren.

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