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Quake (noun)

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Quake. n.s. [from the verb.] A shudder; a tremulous agitation.

As the earth may sometimes shake,
For winds shut up will cause a quake;
So often jealousy and fear
Stol'n to mine heart, cause tremblings there.
Suckling.

Sources: Suckling, John (16)

Attributes: Noun Substantive (1269)

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Cite this page: Johnson, Samuel. "Quake (noun)." A Dictionary of the English Language: A Digital Edition of the 1755 Classic by Samuel Johnson. Edited by Brandi Besalke. Last modified: January 30, 2014. http://johnsonsdictionaryonline.com/?p=6067.


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