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ashake

[ uh-sheyk ]
/ əˈʃeɪk /
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adjective

shaking (usually used predicatively): The very hills were ashake with the violence of the storm.

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Origin of ashake

First recorded in 1855–60; a-1 + shake
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  • He seemed to be in the last extremity of fright, with a face the color of clay and his limbs all ashake as one who hath an ague.

    The White Company|Arthur Conan Doyle
  • The horse "with long mane ashake; hoofs, heavy with tumult; eyes, glimmering white."

    Barks and Purrs|Colette Willy, aka Colette
  • Nance, all ashake with disgust, stooped suddenly and picked up a lump of rock.

  • Blacky was all ashake again, but this time it wasn't with fear of being caught away from home in the dark; it was with excitement.

    Blacky the Crow|Thornton W. Burgess
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