Usage examples for quakes

  1. " The earth quakes and trembles because the king of heaven hath lost his land, the land on which his feet once stood. – The History of the Knights Templars, the Temple Church, and the Temple by Charles G. Addison
  2. Even as he thinks, the lust that is no more Than a memory of lust revives and takes His senses by the hand, and his flesh quakes Till all becomes again what 'twas before. – Antinous: A Poem by Fernando António Nogueira Pessoa
  3. Slight quakes are still felt in this region from time to time, showing that the strains to which the dislocation was due have not yet been fully relieved. – The Elements of Geology by William Harmon Norton
  4. While the forest quakes surprise, And the wild wind sobs and sighs, My home rocks as like to fall, On its pillar green and tall; When the pattering rain drives by Clock- a- clay keeps warm and dry. – Poems Chiefly From Manuscript by John Clare
  5. His own heart, he says, bleeds and his pen quakes to write what must be written of the falsehood of Cressid, which was her doom. – Chaucer by Adolphus William Ward
  6. He quakes like an aspen! – The Plow-Woman by Eleanor Gates
  7. The house fairly quakes; is it a battle? – Love Under Fire by Randall Parrish
  8. Here Mr. Higgins held down his head and quivered with emotions, as the ocean quakes under the shrieking howl of the blast. – The Orpheus C. Kerr Papers. Series 1 by Robert H. Newell
  9. 10. Before the host, and before it arrives, the earth quakes, the heavens tremble, sun and moon cover themselves with darkness, and the stars withdraw their shining. – Christology of the Old Testament: And a Commentary on the Messianic Predictions, v. 1 by Ernst Wilhelm Hengstenberg
  10. For as long as a year afterwards small quakes came at frequent intervals, and in the stillness of the night strange roaring sounds, like the approach of a railroad train, and sudden exploding noises, like distant cannon shot, came to add their terrors to the creaking and swaying of the little wooden house. – The Life of Mrs. Robert Louis Stevenson by Nellie Van de Grift Sanchez