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Definitions of vibrating

  1. of Vibrate
  2. Shaking; moving to and fro.

Usage examples for vibrating

  1. His finger leaped and struck point after point, vibrating. – Ulysses by James Joyce
  2. Suddenly Nick spoke in a different tone, a tone that was tense without vibrating. – The Way of an Eagle by Ethel M. Dell
  3. She stood, vibrating between surprised affection and anguished longing for the child. – The Awakening of Helena Richie by Margaret Deland
  4. When I try to think of life as a mode of motion in matter, I seem to see the particles in a mystic dance, a whirling maze of motions, the infinitely little people taking hold of hands, changing partners, facing this way and that, doing all sorts of impossible things, like jumping down one another's throats, or occupying one another's bodies, thrilled and vibrating at an inconceivable rate. – The Breath of Life by John Burroughs
  5. And suddenly a vibrating and singing began in his soul. – Boris Lensky by Ossip Schubin
  6. Music plucked down from the vibrating skies and made visible to the senses. – Promenades of an Impressionist by James Huneker
  7. Her voice was low, vibrating with fierceness. – Black Jack by Max Brand
  8. But where had he got the deep vibrating tone with which he spoke it? – The Rosie World by Parker Fillmore
  9. Everything seemed to whirl about him- only the woman remained quiet- still standing- her calm, impassive eyes fixed on his bowed head; her dry, withering, soulless words still vibrating in the hushed room. – Peter A Novel of Which He is Not the Hero by F. Hopkinson Smith
  10. From the far end of it came the joyous tones of a hand- organ, vibrating on the early afternoon air. – Explorers of the Dawn by Mazo de la Roche
  11. We now connected a wire to X, the end of the vibrating rod, and we found we could get a spark from it by touching a piece of iron to it, and one of the most curious phenomena is that if you turn the wire around on itself and let the point of the wire touch any other portion of itself you get a spark. – Edison, His Life and Inventions by Frank Lewis Dyer and Thomas Commerford Martin
  12. He felt himself aged indeed in comparison with her vibrating youth and the innocence of her simple little life, which, up to this point, had plainly been that of a child; and he dreaded to think how soon and how suddenly she might grow old. – A Beautiful Alien by Julia Magruder
  13. She had felt this vibrating life beat beneath the frozen surface. – Northern Lights by Gilbert Parker
  14. A new world is every day unfolded before me, a world vibrating with light and glowing with colour. – Fragments of an Autobiography by Felix Moscheles
  15. He felt in her some of the unfathomable, soft, vibrating indifference of the flowers and trees and streams, of the rocks, of birdsongs, and the eternal hum, under sunshine or star- shine. – Beyond by John Galsworthy
  16. As I walked back along the trail several late comers passed me, vibrating softly through the twilight, headed for their glade of dreams. – Jungle Peace by William Beebe
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