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shaking

[shey-king] /ˈʃeɪ kɪŋ/
noun
1.
the act of a person or thing that shakes.
2.
ague, with or without chill and fever.
3.
shakings, Nautical. waste rope, canvas, etc.
Origin of shaking
1175-1225
1175-1225; Middle English; see shake, -ing1
Related forms
shakingly, adverb
unshaking, adjective
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  • shakingly Ruth sat down before the cheap little maple table.

    Ruth Fielding Down East Alice B. Emerson
  • The paper fell away, and he lifted it shakingly to the light.

    Max Katherine Cecil Thurston
  • And with one hand she felt along up his coat till she reached his face, and shakingly tried to brush away its tears.

    Vera Elisabeth von Arnim
  • It was then she had wept, shakingly, in a vast impatience with herself for trying to reason.

    The Wrong Twin Harry Leon Wilson
  • With a pang of acute pain, he freed his uninjured arm and shakingly held out his hand.

    The Gambler Katherine Cecil Thurston
  • Carolyn May was too frightened to speak, but Freda said shakingly: We only got him to taste the molasses.

    Carolyn of the Corners Ruth Belmore Endicott
  • HE stays a moment with lifted arms, then takes a long look, lets his arms fall, and shakingly goes off to one side.

    He Who Gets Slapped Leonid Nikolayevich Andreyev
  • shakingly, but without turning to face her visitors, Mrs. De Peyster took it.

Word Origin and History for shakingly

shaking

n.

late 14c., verbal noun from shake (v.).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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