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ashake

[uh-sheyk] /əˈʃeɪk/
adjective
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shaking (usually used predicatively):
The very hills were ashake with the violence of the storm.
Origin of ashake
1855-1860
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
  • 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
  • Nance, all ashake with disgust, stooped suddenly and picked up a lump of rock.

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