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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR QUAKE

If I do not make Hickman quake now-and-then, he will endeavour to make me fear.

She surveyed us both with a scorn in her eyes that made us quake a little.

You'll see the plants which make me quake; you'll see the springs, such a shower of water!

I'm that fearsome, that I declare I shiver and quake at nothing.

It got to be so that whatever we touched began to quake and quiver.

He was, I think, the only man in Thrums who did not quake when the minister looked at him.

He noticed her strange coldness, and his heart began to quake.

The concrete was a 1-4-7 mixture wet enough to quake when rammed.

There are moments when I quake with the fear that it is all a dream.

Calandrino incontinent began to quake and said, 'Alack, how so?

WORD ORIGIN

Old English cwacian "quake, tremble, chatter (of teeth)," related to cweccan "to shake, swing, move, vibrate," of unknown origin with no certain cognates outside English. Perhaps somehow imitative. In reference to earth tremors, probably by c.1200. Related: Quaked; quaking.

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