Part of speech: adverb


Part of speech: verb

To shake; tremble.

Part of speech: noun

A shaking, tremulous motion.

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Usage examples "quake":

  1. To the westward, on Pacific Heights, were many fine, new residences, but little injury was done to any of them by the quake. - "Complete Story of the San Francisco Horror", Richard Linthicum Trumbull White Samuel Fallows.
  2. But hark, what sound is it which falls upon his ear, making him quake with fear, and, in spite of his aching ankle, creep farther behind the hay? - "Bad Hugh", Mary Jane Holmes.
  3. Aloft, where mighty floods the mountains break, To stand, the target of the thousand eyes, And down into the coil and water- quake, To leap, like Maia's offspring, from the skies- For this all vulgar flights he ventured to despise. - "Masterpieces Of American Wit And Humor", Thomas L. Masson (Editor).