Usage examples for quakes

  1. 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
  2. The house fairly quakes is it a battle? – Love Under Fire by Randall Parrish
  3. " 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
  4. And the moon never beams Without jarring the seams Of those cubic triangular stairs; And the earth never quakes Without bringing the shakes To those wigglety- wagglety stairs. – The Re-echo Club by Carolyn Wells
  5. Are there not some instruments which indicate the extent and possible dangers of the quakes – The Wonder Island Boys: Exploring the Island by Roger Thompson Finlay
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. He quivers and quakes like a fish- but he does not budge. – Stories and Pictures by Isaac Loeb Peretz
  9. " It was indeed a dreadful experience, and my heart quakes when I think of it," said Cagliostro, gloomily. – Old Fritz and the New Era by Louise Muhlbach
  10. He quakes like an aspen! – The Plow-Woman by Eleanor Gates
  11. 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
  12. 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
  13. 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
  14. All night there had been but little lifting in the leaden sea, only now and then the boat had been heaved up, as on a huge shoulder which slipped from under it; such occasional sea- quakes came probably from the swell of some steamer that had passed it in the dark; otherwise the waves were harmless though restless. – The Ball and The Cross by G.K. Chesterton
  15. 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
  16. Then a dark vapour rises above the tops of the green elms, and the old walls tremble and the earth itself quakes beneath the pressure of the iron giant, while the atmosphere is tainted with the smell of cotton- waste and oil. – Wild Life in a Southern County by Richard Jefferies