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shay kee nuhs

  • n  a shaky motion
  • n  the quality of being unstable and insecure
    the shakiness of the present regime

  • When the substance clumps, it cant do the work it was designed to do, leading to neuron damage, loss of the neurotransmitter dopamine, and eventually to the familiar shakiness .
  • Drexel's notorious junk bonds -- debt instruments that pay high rates of interest because of the relative shakiness of the ventures they fund -- turned the financial world topsy .
  • Despite the system's shakiness, the White House in 2002 ordered the Pentagon to build it, citing "the contemporary and emerging missile threat from hostile states.

  • Tim Thomas in Providence Journal
    They got some chances right off the bat, so maybe it was a good thing I played last night because I didn't have the shakiness that you have sometimes when you don t play in a while,said Thomas, who came in with a .932 save percentage.
  • Aaron Ward in Enterprise News
    He's such an even-keel guy,Bruins defenseman Aaron Ward said. "You don't really notice if there's, like, shakiness, if he's nervous. I wouldn't be telling you before the game he looked any different than he did in practice. He'sa unique...
  • John Madden in New York Times
    We were overconfident, if anything,Devils center John Madden said. "It was not shakiness. We were doing things that were not characteristic of this team."

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