Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun See the quotation.

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  • adjective Characterized by shuddering motions.

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  • adjective provoking fear terror

Etymologies

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shudder +‎ -y

Examples

  • It was a spectacle almost as impressive as that of the falls, and in some ways, as the car skimmed along the brink of these mighty precipices, it was even more "shuddery," as Elsie expressed it.

    Frank Merriwell's Pursuit How to Win

  • It is rather shuddery, however, to speculate on the terrible assortment of cutting, gouging, jabbing and slashing weapons with which the mutineers are able to equip themselves from the carpenter's shop.

    CHAPTER XLIV

  • I had that sort of shuddery instant recoil response as to me it just didn't look or feel like a book.

    E-readers: adapting to niches

  • Aunt Suzette took a shuddery breath, her tears now under control.

    When Rose Wakes

  • Breathing in shuddery gasps, Rose went for the door, grabbed the handle, and started to haul it open.

    When Rose Wakes

  • I had that sort of shuddery instant recoil response as to me it just didn't look or feel like a book.

    E-readers: adapting to niches

  • I had that sort of shuddery instant recoil response as to me it just didn't look or feel like a book.

    September 2008

  • Billy groaned, recognizing the voice and shoving his shuddery little hands into his thinly lined pockets.

    Responsible « A Fly in Amber

  • It struck me, watching this for the sixth or seventh time in thirty years, that the film really seems to be about the shuddery foundation of all that is held in society to be solid and bedrock.

    "It doesn't want people"

  • Suddenly she experienced an odd, shuddery feeling, as if she had forgotten something important—no, not forgotten, never thought of.

    The Blackstone Key

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