Obama and the Democrats generally have a history of quaking when this deficit talk starts up.
I could see he was quaking for his nuptialities--lest Maria should not be in full beauty.
quaking, reeling, almost falling, she came tottering down the patio.
Some of the men leaped over iron palings like startled rabbits and flung themselves in the grass, face downward and quaking.
Then the wreckers, hand in hand, quaking and whimpering, stepped out to the mouth of the cave.
He was coming downstairs with quaking legs; his face was ashen white, and he leaned heavily on the banisters.
quaking with undefined fears, he pushed on until he had joined them.
Feeling a quaking in his stomach, Raoul walked over to the door.
Of this Kenneth had now a proof that set him quaking with impatient fear.
The proprietor turned upon him, quaking in a kind of palsy of surprise.
Old English cwacian "quake, tremble, chatter (of teeth)," related to cweccan "to shake, swing, move, vibrate," of unknown origin with no certain cognates outside English. Perhaps somehow imitative. In reference to earth tremors, probably by c.1200. Related: Quaked; quaking.