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 in every limb, she groped up the staircase for her candle.
Some of the men leaped over iron palings like startled rabbits and flung themselves in the grass, face downward and quaking.
We were all quaking inwardly but neither betrayed a sign of it.
He was coming downstairs with quaking legs; his face was ashen white, and he leaned heavily on the banisters.
Inwardly I was quaking and wondering how I should begin my explanation for this second call.
Feeling a quaking in his stomach, Raoul walked over to the door.
Kitty went to it on tiptoe, quaking at the thought of burglars.
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.