Definitions

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  • adv. In a quaking fashion, especially with fear.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adv. In a quaking manner; fearfully.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • In a quaking or trembling manner.

Etymologies

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Examples

  • I mean a true, earth quakingly, soul breakingly, appalling snorer!

    Walking El Camino de Santiago: The Complete Notes.

  • Throw in an O'Jays 'For The Love Of Money' sample which could hardly exemplify the song's attitude more directly, and you have a speaker-quakingly fine record that will sound just as at home on daytime radio as in the underground clubs.

    Feeling Listless - "Taking the credit for your second symphony."

  • In the sixteenth century a robber could argue; We need only meet the power of one household at a time: John Smith quakingly flourishing his blunderbuss.

    Sir Norman Angell - Nobel Lecture

  • Mrs. Spencer had stood quakingly on guard until he had disappeared.

    Further Chronicles of Avonlea

  • Abel Keeling, his mind now noting minute things and now clouded with torpor, did not at first hear a voice that was quakingly lifted up over by the forecastle -- a voice that drew nearer, to an accompaniment of swirling water.

    Widdershins

  • I let myself think ONCE, 'What if I should come out first?' quakingly, you know, for it seemed so vain and presumptuous to think I could lead the Island.

    Anne of Green Gables

  • At first she had been quakingly afraid of discovery.

    Lucy Maud Montgomery Short Stories, 1907 to 1908

  • "I am going to wear it to the induction tomorrow," Mary Isabel said, boldly to all appearances, quakingly in reality.

    Lucy Maud Montgomery Short Stories, 1907 to 1908

  • But I am going no further with the matter now; except to say that in something like an hour Mr. Amidon departed much perturbed by the prospect of the nearness of his happiness, fully convinced of his unworthiness, and quakingly uncertain as to many things, but most of all, just then, as to his clothes!

    Double Trouble Or, Every Hero His Own Villain

  • He hardly had time to bethink himself of his enemy the gobbler when he was clutched under the arm, swung through the air with a swiftness that caused the scream to evaporate in his throat, and the next moment he looked quakingly up into his father's face with unrecognizing eyes; for he had forgotten Absalom in these few weeks.

    His "Day In Court" 1895

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