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- shaking, aquiver
1869, R. D. Blackmore, Lorna Doone:
- "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:
- Then you'll buy her dear,' cried my lady, ashake with rage. '
1916, D. H. Lawrence, Amores:
- 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.