Earthquake in a sentence

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Definition of Earthquake

  • A shaking, trembling, or concussion of the earth, due to subterranean causes, often accompanied by a rumbling noise. The wave of shock sometimes traverses half a hemisphere, destroying cities and many thousand lives; -- called also earthdin earthquave, and earthshock.
  • Like, or characteristic of, an earthquake; loud; startling.
  • shaking and vibration at the surface of the earth resulting from underground movement along a fault plane or from volcanic activity
  • a disturbance that is extremely disruptive

How to use earthquake in a sentence. Earthquake pronunciation.

Parties said earthquakes were handy enough on the Pacific coast-they did not wish to own one.
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Now when the centurion, and they that were with him, watching Jesus, saw the earthquake, and those things that were done, they feared greatly, saying, Truly this was the Son of God.
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EVEN EARTHQUAKES HAVE THEIR USE.
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In those days, at the earthquake over the whole world, which befell after Julian's death, the sea broke its bounds; and, as if God was threatening another flood, or all was returning to the primaeval chaos, ships were carried up steep rocks, and hung there.
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So he came to Paphos, the city of Cyprus, famous once in poets' songs, which now, shaken down by frequent earthquakes, only shows what it has been of yore by the foundations of its ruins.
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And on the third day, when the solemnity of the evening sacrifice was fulfilled, a sudden earthquake happened, and the barbarians, seized with panic fear, and probably hating and dreading-like all those wild tribes-confinement between four stone walls instead of the free open life of the tent and the stockade, forced the Romans to open their gates to them, rushed out into the night, and in their madness slew each other.
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Certain weak, capricious, malicious and ignorant souls have been shaken by the earthquake of hatred, of animosity, have striven to efface the Divine Covenant and Testament, and render the clear water muddy so that in it they might fish.
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During the nine weeks after A.P. Hill struck Mechanicsville that earthquake shock, how did not the war-map change!
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A sprained ankle, or a slight earthquake, not bad enough to hurt anyone, were among her usual aspirations, but nothing of the kind ever occurred, and she was borne away with her brothers and sisters by the relentless Miss Tasker to the scene of torture; the suffering of martyrs, whom she had read about, were, in Bridget's opinion, not worthy of mention beside those to be endured at a dancing-class. Everything seemed to go wrong on this particular day, perhaps because she did not try to make them go right, and at last, after the whole class had been practising a step together, the dancing-mistress said rather severely: "I wish Miss Bridget Watson to do the minuet steps alone: all the others may sit down.
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If he wishes to punish, hath he not earthquakes, volcanoes, and thunder?
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Look at your feet,-look around; the waving weed, the broken column-Time's witness, and the Earthquake's.
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Even selfish men would reconcile themselves to an earthquake, which should swallow up all the world; and the most unreasonable man has professed his readiness, at all times, to die with a dying universe-_mundo secum pereunte, mori_.
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Or the atmosphere be tainted for ever by an earthquake?
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The crust's pretty thin here, and where that's the case there is likely to be earthquakes and eruptions.
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And there were lightnings and voices and thunders, and there was a great earthquake, such as has not been since a man was on the earth, such an earthquake and one so great.
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In the Kingdom of Naples, as well as in the Empire of Germany, the fury of negotiation seized him when he should have fought, and when he should have remembered that no compacts can ever be entered into with political and military earthquakes, more than with physical ones.
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We are not to wait for the apostasy, the great tribulation, great earthquakes and disasters, but for Himself.
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There will be great earthquakes, famines, and pestilence in divers places.
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The uneducated foreigner could not even furnish a Santa Cruz Punch, an Eye-Opener, a Stone-Fence, or an Earthquake.
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Here the Admiral's fires began to wax hot, the atmosphere thickened, the coming earthquake rumbled, he began to thunder and lighten.
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Examples of Earthquake

Example #1
But it was a failure.
Example #2
Finally I tried to give him away.
Example #3
And, behold, the veil of the temple was rent in twain from the top to the bottom; and the earth did quake, and the rocks rent; and the graves were opened; and many bodies of the saints which slept arose, and came out of the graves after his resurrection, and went into the holy city, and appeared unto many.
Example #4
Jesus, when he had cried again with a loud voice, yielded up the ghost.
Example #5
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Example #6
MAJOR-GENERAL LEONARD WOOD, chief of the U.S.A. General Staff, has reported that the American Army is, practically speaking, unarmed, and advises the immediate expenditure of L1,200,000 for artillery and ammunition.