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Others will reflect the shaky scrawls of a woman who struggled to hold a pen steady.

Beijing might say yes, pointing to the shaky loyalty of the population.

From Time

The lawyer who spoke to him that day remembered his voice sounding shaky, his words coming too fast to understand.

It’s an attempt to balance a lot of what the government views as shaky forces.

Egeland had just visited Um Rakuba, a refugee camp in the eastern part of Sudan, and — over a somewhat shaky connection — he shared what he’d seen there and his concerns about the potential for a deepening catastrophe in the region.

From Vox

Never mind that some of the atmospherics are shaky, like the white Christmas, for example.

And even The Lancet and Nature publish their share of shaky studies.

Its addictive “sidebar of shame” catalogues every celebrity roll of fat, fashion faux pas, and shaky early-morning nightclub exit.

Law enforcement officials started with the proposition that Cope was guilty because of his shaky “confessions.”

After his shaky hosting—sorry gays—Hugh Jackman is indubitably straight.

I'm rather shaky on my pins yet and the chair it must be, if I'm to put myself in connection with that lounge.

It came at last, not like anything Peter had ever heard, and was more like a howl than a cry, for "Shaky; me wants Shaky."

But he held his tongue, and tried to make up to the little girl her loss of Shaky, for whom she cried for days.

He was terribly white and shaky, and he seemed to have some difficulty in getting out his words.

They grew more shaky and more illegible towards the end, but they were sufficient to make the truth absolutely clear.


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On this page you'll find 156 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to shaky, such as: insecure, jittery, nervous, precarious, rickety, and rocky.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.