- the act of a person or thing that shakes.
- ague, with or without chill and fever.
- shakings, Nautical. waste rope, canvas, etc.
Origin of shaking
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Examples from the Web for shakingly
The paper fell away, and he lifted it shakingly to the light.Max
Katherine Cecil Thurston
It was then she had wept, shakingly, in a vast impatience with herself for trying to reason.The Wrong Twin
Harry Leon Wilson
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
Shakingly Ruth sat down before the cheap little maple table.Ruth Fielding Down East
Alice B. Emerson
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
Word Origin and History for shakingly
late 14c., verbal noun from shake (v.).
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