ashake

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ashake (comparative more ashake, superlative most ashake)

  1. shaking, aquiver
    • 1869, R. D. Blackmore, Lorna Doone[1]:
      "Dunkery Beacon," whispered John, so close into my ear, that I felt his lips and teeth ashake; "dursn't fire it now except to show the Doones way home again, since the naight as they went up and throwed the watchmen atop of it.
    • 1898, Stanley John Weyman, The Castle Inn[2]:
      Then you'll buy her dear,' cried my lady, ashake with rage. '
    • 1916, D. H. Lawrence, Amores[3]:
      AT THE WINDOW THE pine-trees bend to listen to the autumn wind as it mutters Something which sets the black poplars ashake with hysterical laughter; While slowly the house of day is closing its eastern shutters.