American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- v. Past participle of shake.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Impaired; weakened; disordered; undermined: as, one shaken in health.
- Cracked or split: as, shaken timber.
- v. Past participle of shake
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. Caused to shake; agitated.
- adj. Cracked or checked; split. See Shake, n., 2.
- adj. Impaired, as by a shock.
- adj. disturbed psychologically as if by a physical jolt or shock
“Some analysts say President Mubarak wants to “stall” for time in order to consolidate what they described as his shaken grip on power.”
“The story delves into the lives of each teen as they are shaken from the remnants of their childhood and whisked into tumultuous lessons in adulthood and duty, as their respective countries prepare for war.”
“Of one thing he was certain: No drop of red dew shaken from the lion-mane of some sun in torment, was the sounding sphere.”
“Still shaken from the Virginia Tech shootings in 2007, campuses are responding to the demand by adding counselors, reorganizing how they assess students to get to the most acute cases quickly, and training workers to deal with newly emerging problems.”
“At the moment, we Delhiites are still a bit shaken from the series of blasts.”
“Suppose the rest of us could be described as the shaken and the still shaking.”
“Of one thing he was certain: No drop of red dew shaken from the lion-mane of some sun in torment was the sounding sphere.”
“HEAVY snowstorm was raging, and great soft flakes fell through the air like feathers shaken from the wings of an innumerable host of angels.”
“The singing ceased; and for a while nothing was to be heard in the cottage but the low rush and rustle of the wind which had driven away the storm clouds, and the patter of a dislodged rain drop or two that were shaken from the leaves.”
“When the rustle of the breeze among the branches was the only thing left to hear, beside the dripping of the rain drops shaken from the leaves, Juanita shut the door, and came to Daisy.”
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