Definitions

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  • adv. In a shaky manner.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • In a shaky, trembling, or tottering manner; feebly.

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

  • adv. in an insecurely shaky manner
  • adv. in a manner characterized by trembling or shaking

Etymologies

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shaky +‎ -ly

Examples

  • "Aunt Bl-" "Coming, Andrew," she called shakily as she fumbled to raise the strap of her leotard.

    Heaven's Price

  • Bloomberg reporter Mary Childs closed another shakily sourced report on the future of the iPhone with the remarkable observation on Apple:

    The iWhatever Deadpan Line of the Day « Steve Wildstrom on Tech

  • And then, turning so gradually he could have been a tree growing toward the light, he lifted a hand and pointed, shakily, to the water tank, where it floated on wooden struts behind the two whitewashed yurts that housed Geshe and Lama respectively and rose like twin ice-cream cones from the dead blasted earth.

    The Silence

  • Jefferson Airplane, staggering onstage a few hours later, were shakily magnificent.

    Woodstock Nation

  • The big, handsome northern flicker is an aggressive bird that often hurls itself at its reflection, falls like a stone, lies on its back with its feet curled up for a while, opens one eye, gets shakily up and staggers through the air to a nearby branch where it spends an hour or two thinking black thoughts—and then flies into the window again.

    Bird Cloud

  • Thunderbird stretched, rose to his feet, shakily, then settled his feathers and ambled weakly toward me.

    Arcane Circle

  • Now part 2, the White House continues to shakily stand by their initial assertions that 75% of the oil has disappeared.

    Philip Radford: White House hid truth on spill: The truth and the oil is still out there.

  • I stood up shakily, grasping the check, feeling it crinkle in my hand.

    Dark Secrets 2: No Time to Die the Deep End of Fear

  • Silas said, hoisting his short bow and holding it somewhat shakily.

    GuildWars Edge of Destiny

  • She nodded shakily and pulled out a chair at the kitchen table.

    Choker

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