from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • v. Past participle of shake.

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  • v. Past participle of shake

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Caused to shake; agitated.
  • adj. Cracked or checked; split. See Shake, n., 2.
  • adj. Impaired, as by a shock.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Impaired; weakened; disordered; undermined: as, one shaken in health.
  • Cracked or split: as, shaken timber.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. disturbed psychologically as if by a physical jolt or shock


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  • Some analysts say President Mubarak wants to “stall” for time in order to consolidate what they described as his shaken grip on power.

    Analyst: Egypt’s President Mubarak Sees Crisis as 'Manageable'

  • 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.

    Rabid Reads: "Leviathan" by Scott Westerfeld

  • 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.

    Angry Camera, Starving Blog

  • 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.

    The Red One

  • HEAVY snowstorm was raging, and great soft flakes fell through the air like feathers shaken from the wings of an innumerable host of angels.

    Folk Tales From Many Lands

  • 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.

    Melbourne House

  • 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.

    Melbourne House


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  • In rare/antique books, a term used to describe a book in which the sewing or binding has loosened. Not to be confused with stirred. ;-)

    February 22, 2007