shaken

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj shaken disturbed psychologically as if by a physical jolt or shock "retrieved his named from her jolted memory","the accident left her badly shaken"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Shaken Caused to shake; agitated; as, a shaken bough.
    • Shaken Cracked or checked; split. See Shake n., 2. "Nor is the wood shaken or twisted."
    • Shaken Impaired, as by a shock.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • shaken Impaired; weakened; disordered; undermined: as, one shaken in health.
    • shaken Cracked or split: as, shaken timber.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adj Shaken weakened, disordered
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Quotations

  • Horace
    Horace
    “The lofty pine is oftenest shaken by the winds; High towers fall with a heavier crash; And the lightning strikes the highest mountain.”
  • Bible
    Bible
    “Give and it shall be given unto you: good measure, pressed down, and shaken together, and running over... [Luke 6:38]”
  • F. Paul Facult
    F. Paul Facult
    “Life is at its best when it's shaken and stirred.”
  • Andre Maurois
    Andre%20Maurois
    “Self-pity comes so naturally to all of us. The most solid happiness can be shaken by the compassion of a fool.”
  • Ambrose Bierce
    Ambrose%20Bierce
    “Erudition. Dust shaken out of a book into an empty skull.”

Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. sceacan, scacan.

Usage

In literature:

We had not shaken hands so neighborly with Japan then, nor learned how she evolved her wonderful chrysanthemums.
"A Little Girl in Old New York" by Amanda Millie Douglas
The old man had been deeply shaken, and was forced to pour out his feelings in spite of pride.
"Romola" by George Eliot
The table was violently shaken.
"The Tyranny of the Dark" by Hamlin Garland
The boy was badly shaken.
"Still Jim" by Honoré Willsie Morrow
Surely no nation in the world has more effectually shaken itself free from scientific Chauvinism.
"Fragments of science, V. 1-2" by John Tyndall
The foundations of society were shaken and vice no longer hid itself in the dark caves and dens of the great city.
"Bidwell's Travels, from Wall Street to London Prison" by Austin Biron Bidwell
She came out, tremulous and shaken, leaning on her son's arm.
"Robert Elsmere" by Mrs. Humphry Ward
We've shaken the warriors off, but not the dogs.
"The Border Watch" by Joseph A. Altsheler
There was a crash to his right, and the bushes and grass were wildly shaken.
"The Defiant Agents" by Andre Alice Norton
But you haven't shaken hands yet.
"The Kingdom Round the Corner" by Coningsby Dawson
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In poetry:

Who shall say it? Who may know it,
That the clod is not a poet
Waiting but a gleam to waken
In a spirit music-shaken?
"A Bridal Measure" by Paul Laurence Dunbar
When day dies, lone, forsaken,
And joy is kissed asleep;
When doubt's gray eyes awaken,
And love, with music taken
From hearts with sighings shaken,
Sits in the dusk to weep:
"A Reed Shaken In The Wind" by Madison Julius Cawein
The wind came walking in the shaken wood;
He shouted from the mountains and the sea.
By the pale thorn he paused, in lover's mood--
And oh, my love! when will you come to me?.
"When The Thorn Blows" by Mary Webb
Cold was I, weary, slow to waken
Till, startled by your ardent eyes,
I felt the soul within me shaken
And long-forgotten senses rise;
But in that moment you were taken,
And thus we lost our Paradise!
"Fate Knows No Tears" by Laurence Hope
Who dwelt in yonder lonely Cot,
Why is it thus forsaken?
It seems, by all the world forgot,
Above its path the high grass grows,
And through its thatch the northwind blows
—Its thatch, by tempests shaken.
"The Deserted Cottage" by Mary Darby Robinson
Everyone's voice was suddenly lifted;
And beauty came like the setting sun:
My heart was shaken with tears; and horror
Drifted away… O, but Everyone
Was a bird; and the song was wordless;
the singing will never be done.
"Everyone Sang" by Siegfried Sassoon

In news:

Chilean officials and the US Geological Survey say a magnitude-7.1 quake has shaken southern Chile , sending hundreds fleeing for higher ground for fear that it would generate a tsunami.
The elderly female driver was shaken up, but not seriously hurt.
The 22-year-old blue-liner did not skate with the AHL team Wednesday, still shaken following a big hit in a game Saturday against Rochester.
Son Questions Mother's Shaken Baby Conviction .
Mark Phillips looks into this claim that has shaken the art world.
Saturday night's shooting that claimed three lives and shook the Auburn community has online users shaken as well.
The quiet community was shaken by the allegation that one of its employees sexually assaulted two kids living there.
Contracts for nonconference games at Autzen Stadium this fall were shaken up when three schools backed out.
European markets shaken by Italian political woes.
Residents Shaken By Twister's Fury.
Shaken , Not Stirred.
Shaken , Not Stirred cheers pdf.
Patriots cornerback Kyle Arrington was shaken up trying to tackle Denver running back Lance Ball near the goal line with 8:55 to play in the fourth quarter.
Shaken , stirred by character drama.
A toddler's strong spirit inspires his grandfather to educate parents about shaken baby syndrome.
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In science:

However, the ISM is shaken by violent events such as supernovae shocks on much shorter time scales of the order of 0.01 Gyr.
Effects of turbulent diffusion on the chemistry of diffuse clouds
An analogous scenario emerges in the dynamics of diluted shaken granular media.
The fluctuation-dissipation relation: how does one compare correlation functions and responses?
The additional time delay can be viewed as the result of the coupling of the dipole moment of the shaken-up ionic state to the streaking field.
Attosecond streaking of correlated two-electron transitions in helium
Second, creation of a shaken-up electron in a Stark state in the presence of the IR field entails an additional energy contribution − ⃗
Attosecond streaking of correlated two-electron transitions in helium
The upshot is that the security foundation of QKD is indeed very much shaken.
On the Foundations of Quantum Key Distribution - Reply to Renner and Beyond
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