Phrases with "shakes"

He shakes himself loose from the trammels of traditional exposition, and looks at the texts for himself. Milton by Mark Pattison [1879]

Sinclair Lewis To be frank, this thing shakes me up bad. Babbit by Sinclair Lewis

Thomas Wolfe An’ then he shakes his head again —‘All women,’ he says, as if he was disgusted wit’ me — Like yourself,’ he says. You Can’t Go Home Again by Thomas Wolfe [1940]

Leon Trotsky He takes them without looking at them, unties them, shakes them apart, and throws them into the thresher. My Life by Leon Trotsky

Frances Hodgson Burnett He shakes it before his people to arrest the attention of the simple and honest ones as one jingles a rattle before a child. The Head of the House of Coombe by Frances Hodgson Burnett [1922]

Wilkie Collins Mamma shakes her head; and Miss Garth looks daggers; and Norah’s as sulky as usual — but if you say Yes, they must all three give way and let me do as I like. No Name by Wilkie Collins [1862]

Tremor, because being, confined within the spirit it shakes the body. Essays and Miscellanies by Plutarch

A statesman who shakes the fruit trees of his neighbors — to dislodge the worms. The Devil’s Dictionary by Ambrose Bierce [1911]

Then Jim shakes hands with us all round. Robbery Under Arms by Rolf Boldrewood

Like Eryx, or like Athos, great he shows, Or Father Apennine, when, white with snows, His head divine obscure in clouds he hides, And shakes the sounding forest on his sides. The Aeneid by translated by John Dryden

Samuel Johnson Established custom is not easily broken, till some great event shakes the whole system of things, and life seems to recommence upon new principles. A Journey to the Western Isles of Scotland by Samuel Johnson

Mutual shakes of the hand exchanged, and Mr. Septimus Hicks motioned to a seat. Sketches by Boz by Charles Dickens [1836]

She lays her hand upon his heart, It bounds with agony; His fireside chair shakes with the start That shook the garden tree. Poems by Currer Bell by Charlotte Bronte [1846]

Sir Walter Scott Each wave receding shakes her less and less, Till, bedded on the strand, she shall remain Useless as motionless. The Antiquary by Sir Walter Scott [1816]

E. Phillips Oppenheim Just as she is passing through I ask her a question: “By the by, do you know anything of Mr. Callender, who lives at the White House?” She shakes her head. The Postmaster of Market Deignton by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1897]

George Gissing He fails to satisfy the man of seven queries, who, after repeating this and the other of the seven, professes himself still unsatisfied, shakes his head indulgently, walks from the room. Demos by George Gissing [1886]

George Meredith Evan shakes the hands of his relatives. Evan Harrington by George Meredith [1861]

He shakes his head, and is immoveable. Monsieur Maurice by Amelia B. Edwards [1873]

Arthur Conan Doyle The woman had swept past me, and was whispering, with many shakes of her head and dartings of her hands, into the Prince’s ear. The Exploits of Brigadier Gerard by Arthur Conan Doyle [1896]

Charles Dickens No, no!’ As Doctor Crocus says these latter words, he shakes his head, knowingly, and laughs again. American Notes for General Circulation by Charles Dickens [1842]

H. Rider Haggard Now I will fill myself full, that I may have something to offer to the Black Water when he shakes me in his anger. The People of the Mist by H. Rider Haggard

Jack London He shakes his head dubiously over the outlook for the man Johnson, who is boat-puller in the same boat with him. The Sea-Wolf by Jack London [1904]

E. Phillips Oppenheim My eyes flash, and my voice trembles, but Miss Deignton shakes her head. The Postmaster of Market Deignton by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1897]

A tremor like that which shakes the first green leaf against the March sky stole across her crushed heart, empty at last, empty at last. Red Pottage by Mary Cholmondeley [1899]

That good woman glanced back through the twilight at the dark mass of screening foliage that still concealed the bungalow, and went her way with many shakes of the head and a hastening step. Citadel of Fear by Francis Stevens

E. Phillips Oppenheim Lady Deignton shakes her head. The Postmaster of Market Deignton by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1897]

And yet, I am only his agent — his to be paid agent — and he shakes in his shoes before me. Run to Earth by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1868]

G. K. Chesterton He gazes dreamily at the embers for a few seconds, and then shakes his head. A Miscellany of Men by G. K. Chesterton [1912]

E. Phillips Oppenheim Miss Deignton shakes hands with Captain Vavasour, and hesitates. The Postmaster of Market Deignton by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1897]

G. K. Chesterton Anything is good that shakes all this stiff simplification, and makes us remember that these men were once alive; that is, mixed, free, flippant, and inconsistent. A Miscellany of Men by G. K. Chesterton [1912]

A suspicion that events are about to happen which are contrary to established order shakes that tradition, with the immediate result that confusion threatens. A Second Coming by Richard Marsh [1900]

Henry Lawson He shakes the snake as though he felt the original curse in common with mankind. While the Billy Boils by Henry Lawson

William Dampier Then he stamps and shakes his head and, grinning with his teeth, makes many rueful faces. A New Voyage Round the World by William Dampier [1697]

Thomas Wolfe He may be kiddin’ when he shakes his head at you in that disgusted way. You Can’t Go Home Again by Thomas Wolfe [1940]

William Cowper Pleased with his solitude, and flitting light From spray to spray, where’er he rests he shakes From many a twig the pendant drops of ice, That tinkle in the withered leaves below. The Task by William Cowper [1785]

H. Rider Haggard The whole cliff shakes with the shock of the waves, and sometimes the spray drives over in sheets. Dawn by H. Rider Haggard

Everything makes a vivid impression on her and shakes her to pieces. Red Pottage by Mary Cholmondeley [1899]

Straight, o’er the guilty ghost, the Fury shakes The sounding whip and brandishes her snakes, And the pale sinner, with her sisters, takes. The Aeneid by translated by John Dryden

George Meredith An Adiante meets her lover another Adiante, the phantom likeness of her, similar to the finger-tips, hovers to a meeting with some one whose heart shakes your manful frame at but a thought of it. Celt and Saxon by George Meredith [1910]

William Blake Rintrah roars & shakes his fires in the burden'd air; Hungry clouds swag on the deep. The Marriage of Heaven and Hell by William Blake [1790-93]

Arthur Conan Doyle He shakes with the vibration of his own snoring. The Poison Belt by Arthur Conan Doyle [1913]

Charles Dudley Warner He is as deep as usual; shakes his head and winks through his spectacles at everybody he meets. Washington Irving by Charles Dudley Warner

William Makepeace Thackeray Malody, suckling round and uppards from the bows, like a happy soul released, hangs in the air, and from invizable plumes shakes sweetness down. The Memoirs of Mr. Charles J. Yellowplush by William Makepeace Thackeray [1838]

E. Phillips Oppenheim She shakes her head; but I insist: “At least, have a glass of wine and some sandwiches. The Postmaster of Market Deignton by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1897]

He shakes his head, and I could see in his eye he was as good as gone already, sir. Lord Jim by Joseph Conrad [1900]

He has but to move away from a given municipal area, and he at once, ipso facto, shakes off not only all his obligations to his landlord, but also all his obligations to his municipal creditors. Garden Cities of To-morrow by Ebenezer Howard

Arthur Conan Doyle If we don’t whip her out in a brace of shakes me name’s not Clutterbuck.” “You must remember,” remarked Baumser, “dat dese people are desperate. The Firm of Girdlestone by Arthur Conan Doyle [1890]

She broke it subsequently here, at East Lynne. You will never do it, Madame Vine, if your hand shakes like that. East Lynne by Ellen Wood [1861]

Baldwin Spencer When he shakes these he makes a strong, rushing wind. Native tribes of the Northern Territory of Australia by Baldwin Spencer

Leander now, like Theban Hercules, Enter’d the orchard of th’ Hesperides; Whose fruit none rightly can describe, but he That pulls or shakes it from the golden tree. Hero and Leander by Christopher Marlowe and George Chapman

I tended the little forge we fortunately had aboard; I toiled wearily in a wretched scrap-heap — unless I had the shakes too bad to stand. Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad [1899]

Richard Burton For this reason, when a fair dame shakes hands with you, she wraps up her fingers in a kerchief, or in the end of her veil. Personal Narrative of a Pilgrimage to Al-Madinah and Meccah by Richard Burton

Adam Lindsay Gordon Six lengths in front she scours along, She’s bringing the field to trouble; She’s tailing them off, she’s running strong, She shakes her head and pulls double. Poems by Adam Lindsay Gordon

John Galsworthy The managers will not look at my husband all these years, because he shakes suddenly, so they think he drinks, but, Sir, he has not the money to buy it. The Silver Spoon by John Galsworthy

She shakes her myrtle jav’lin; and, behind, Her Lycian quiver dances in the wind. The Aeneid by translated by John Dryden

The Dirae souse from heav’n with swift descent; And Discord, dyed in blood, with garments rent, Divides the prease: her steps Bellona treads, And shakes her iron rod above their heads. The Aeneid by translated by John Dryden

George Meredith All the same, he shakes in his shoes before her, durst hardly spy at Esslemont again while she’s in occupation. The Amazing Marriage by George Meredith [1895]

George Meredith The torrent glints under the rowan red, And shakes the bracken spray: What joy on the heather to bound, old hound, Over the hills and away. Scattered Poems by George Meredith

He shakes his head; Fillide laughs, and her laugh is silvery. Zanoni by Edward Bulwer-Lytton [1842]

Victor Hugo The luminary moves on, grows bigger, shakes off a shower of sparks and fire, and becomes enormous. The Man Who Laughs by Victor Hugo [1869]

George Eliot At first he could get no answer beyond shakes of the head and the words, ‘No — no lodging,’ uttered in the muffled tone of the deaf. Romola by George Eliot [1862-3]

Mark Twain Pretty soon he sighs and shakes his head; then sighs again, and says: “No, it wouldn’t do — there ain’t necessity enough for it. The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain

H. Rider Haggard It shakes the earth; the earth trembles before her master. King Solomon’s Mines by H. Rider Haggard

As often as he turns his weary sides, He shakes the solid isle, and smoke the heavens hides. The Aeneid by translated by John Dryden

Wilkie Collins Is she in delicate health? Mrs. Crayford shakes her head; sighs mysteriously; and answers, “In very delicate health, Captain Helding.” “Consumptive?” “Not in the least. The Frozen Deep by Wilkie Collins [1874]

George Meredith They pursued their journey soon after Anton was dismissed with warm shakes of the hand and appointments for a possible year in the future. The Amazing Marriage by George Meredith [1895]

Then thus to both replied th’ imperial god, Who shakes heav’n’s axles with his awful nod. The Aeneid by translated by John Dryden

Algernon Blackwood There was the same sniffing and scratching as before, and I felt the tent give a little as when wind shakes it. John Silence by Algernon Blackwood

Elizabeth Gaskell So he shakes him out right before the fire; and a good warm one it was, for I was ironing, I remember. Mary Barton by Elizabeth Gaskell [1848]

He laughs, shakes his head, and, asking permission to smoke a cigarette, protests he is not hungry. A Thousand Miles up the Nile by Amelia B. Edwards [1877]

Late as it is, we would fain put ashore and see this orgy more nearly; but Reïs Hassan shakes his head. A Thousand Miles up the Nile by Amelia B. Edwards [1877]

Jules Verne Fire still runs across its center, shakes it, convulses it, and finds an outlet in many places by the mouths of geysers and the craters of volcanoes. In Search of the Castaways by Jules Verne [1873]

D. H. Lawrence It’s just something inside me shakes its head and holds back. Kangaroo by D. H. Lawrence

And Strobo played wailing Hungarian airs with sudden little shakes of hopeless laughter in them. An impossible ideal by Sara Jeannette Duncan [1903]

Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch He always snores when he’s asleep, and it shakes the house. Midsummer Fires by Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch

E. Phillips Oppenheim She fastens up her mackintosh, shakes her dripping umbrella, and bids me “Good morning. The Postmaster of Market Deignton by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1897]

She shakes her dirty feathers each time and clucks so nasty. The Day of the Locust by Nathanael Wes

A couple of men take refuge in a deserted house and note a strange vine covering the porch that shakes unaccountably and violently. The Supernatural in Modern English Fiction by Dorothy Scarborough

Anthony Trollope He shakes his mane as he walks on with rapid step, and regards himself almost as a god. The Bertrams by Anthony Trollope [1859]

Jane Austen My cousin Anne shakes her head. Persuasion by Jane Austen [1818]

E. Phillips Oppenheim Then she shakes her head vigorously, frowns, imitates the action of drinking, frowns and shakes her head again. The Postmaster of Market Deignton by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1897]

Edith Wharton But his passion swept over her like a wind that shakes the roof of the forest without reaching its still glades or rippling its hidden pools. The Reef by Edith Wharton [1912]

And he shakes the table a little in his passion as he speaks . The Partner by Joseph Conrad [1915]

Alfred Tennyson The splendour falls on castle walls And snowy summits old in story: The long light shakes across the lakes, And the wild cataract leaps in glory. The Princess by Alfred Tennyson [1847]

Rudyard Kipling Thisbe shakes the blue velvet Tam-o’-Shanter and says, ‘Oah yess!’ scornfully. City of Dreadful Night by Rudyard Kipling [1891]

Charles Dickens He shakes hands with his brave brother, but he don’t hug him. Pictures from Italy by Charles Dickens [1846]

Virginia Woolf Tell him of one who is advanced to a title of honour, he lifts up his hands and eyes; describe a public ceremony, he shakes his head; shew him a gay equipage, he blesses himself. The Common Reader by Virginia Woolf [1925]

Walter Scott And still, when blood-drops, clotted thin, Hang the grey moss upon, The spirit murmurs from within, And shakes the rocking stone. The Minstrelsy of the Scottish Border by Walter Scott [1802-1803]

Amidst the crowd, infernal Ate shakes Her scourge aloft, and crest of hissing snakes. The Aeneid by translated by John Dryden

We raced to those tenements and, learning from the caretaker then that there was a man called Carrabin upstairs, in a couple of shakes we were thundering at his door. The House on the Fens by Arthur Gask [1940]

John Galsworthy He put his chin forward, pressed his moustache against her forehead, and felt her shake with a quivering of her whole body, as of a tree which shakes itself free of raindrops. Indian Summer of a Forsyte by John Galsworthy

Isabella Bird Then he wakes and shakes hisself, and hollers, he does, till he gets his grub”— an inelegant but forcible description of the excellences of a travelling horse. Journeys in Persia and Kurdistan by Isabella Bird [1891]

Guy de Maupassant Then a strong shock shakes us. The Trip of Le Horla (Le Voyage du Horla) by Guy de Maupassant [1887]

Thomas Carlyle He shakes his sorrows gallantly aside; bounds forth victorious over them. On Heroes and Hero Worship and the Heroic in History by Thomas Carlyle

Wilkie Collins The best of it is that she shakes her head, when her wonderful recovery is mentioned. I Say No by Wilkie Collins [1884]

I sat down and wrote it, and gave it to the dame with plain directions what to do, and she grins like a baboon and shakes her head. Cabbages and Kings by O. Henry [1904]

Olaf Stapledon It’s the impact of experience that shakes me into life — Johnson minor’s struggle not to blub, or the conjunction of you and Edith and the marriage service. A Man Divided by Olaf Stapledon

Sir Walter Scott Thou wilt soon know his name — it is one that shakes the council and wields the state. Kenilworth by Sir Walter Scott [1821]

Himself a Titan, he shakes hands with all Titans, Gothic gods, Knox, Columbus, the fuliginous Mirabeau, burly Danton dying with “no weakness” on his lips. Carlyle by John Nichol [1892]

But one should, of course, add that it is only in respect of its supposed humour that this story shakes its readers’ faith in the gifts of the narrator. Sterne by H. D. Traill [1882]

When this happens the mountain devil raises its head like a racehorse and shakes it viciously, but after a while settles down again to passive resistance. The Passing of the Aborigines by Daisy Bates [1938]

Rudyard Kipling Then he shook his head as a young steer shakes it when the lash of the stock-whip cross his nose warns him back to the path on to the shambles that he would escape. The Light That Failed by Rudyard Kipling [1891]

E. Phillips Oppenheim My housekeeper, dressed in a black gown and prepared for chapel, shakes her head at the sound, and eyes my attire with stern disapprobation. The Postmaster of Market Deignton by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1897]

Wilkie Collins It shakes both to recall what he said to me. Poor Miss Finch by Wilkie Collins [1872]

F. Scott Fitzgerald When he reaches the table he shakes hands with Anthony and MAURY. He is one of those men who invariably shake hands, even with people whom they have seen an hour before. The Beautiful and Damned by F. Scott Fitzgerald [1922]

Wilkie Collins Lady Jinkinson shakes her parasol reproachfully at me. My Miscellanies by Wilkie Collins [1863]

And proud Idaeus, Priam’s charioteer, Who shakes his empty reins, and aims his airy spear. The Aeneid by translated by John Dryden

On leaving, he shakes hands with the dealer, after which he unconsciously puts his hand to his lips, feeling a slight sting. The Supernatural in Modern English Fiction by Dorothy Scarborough

I don’t get lighter, you know, Rorie, and a quick run shakes me more than it used. Vixen by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1879]

There were stout hearts among the officers of the peaceable Agra; but danger in a new form shakes the brave, and this was their first pirate: their dismay broke out in ejaculations not loud but deep. Hard Cash by Charles Reade [1863]

George Meredith Otherwise the world presents itself to them under too settled an aspect—unless, of course, Vesuvian Revolution shakes the land. Diana of the Crossways by George Meredith [1885]

Then there is an indescribable sound — the sound of an impact that shakes the earth, and these men, familiar with death in its most awful aspects, turn sick. Tales of Soldiers and Civilians by Ambrose Bierce

Bruno shook his brother to and fro as the breeze shakes a cane by the river. Signa by Ouida

Robert Louis Stevenson Whether they got the name from their movements, which are swift and antic, or from the shouting they make about the turn of the tide, so that all Aros shakes with it, is more than I can tell. The Merry Men by Robert Louis Stevenson

E. F. Benson My dear, how tiresome she has been already! She came and sat in the garden-room, which I don’t intend that anybody shall do in the morning, and so I began playing scales and shakes to smoke her out. Lucia's Progress by E. F. Benson [1935]

He comes, shakes hands with her, spits, and dines. Domestic Manners of the Americans by Fanny Trollope

Ann Radcliffe Alas! why gnaw you so your nether lip? Some bloody passion shakes your very frame: These are portents; but yet I hope, I hope, They do not point on me. The Italian by Ann Radcliffe [1796]

M. P. Shiel This creature has a way of mincing her pressed lips, while she shakes the head, intensely cooing a fond laugh: and so she did then. The Purple Cloud by M. P. Shiel [1901]

Ralph Waldo Emerson Our western prairie shakes with fever and ague. The Conduct of Life by Ralph Waldo Emerson [1860]

We didn’t set up to be any great shakes ourselves, Jim and I; but we didn’t want the field to be overrun by a set of scoundrels that were the very scum of the earth, let alone the other colonies. Robbery Under Arms by Rolf Boldrewood

Herman Melville See, Don Amasa, master always shakes when I shave him. Benito Cereno by Herman Melville

E. Phillips Oppenheim He shakes all over, and nearly has a fit when it is mentioned. The Postmaster of Market Deignton by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1897]

Charles Dickens If they move him at all, it is only to a quiet smile, as he shakes his hair a little more loosely about his face. A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens [1859]

Rudyard Kipling If I was like my captain — he can see things inside his head before the firing begins, and he shakes all over, but he knows too much to run away — if I was like him I could pull the guns. The Jungle Book by Rudyard Kipling [1894]

D. H. Lawrence The young woman shakes her head. Sea and Sardinia by D. H. Lawrence [1921]

Anthony Trollope I can tell it from the way he shakes hands with me in the morning. The Vicar of Bullhampton by Anthony Trollope [1870]