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Emotional IntensityPlay
Used to emphasize strong emotions beyond physical shaking. SlideHe quaked with rage after the unfair decision.
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Not Always LiteralPlay
'Quake' can be used metaphorically for describing internal feelings. SlideShe quaked at the thought of speaking in public.
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Exaggeration AlertPlay
Sometimes 'quake' is used to exaggerate a slight nervous feeling. SlideI quaked in my boots waiting for the test results.