Usage examples for shakes

  1. Martin shakes his head. – Three Plays by Padraic Colum
  2. It was me painted old Chatham's death in the House of Lords; folks praised it a good deal; but it was no great shakes there was no natur' in it. – The Attache or, Sam Slick in England, Complete by Thomas Chandler Haliburton
  3. Then came hearty shakes of the hand from my father and brother who had come to meet us, and Chief Buhkwujjenene, who seemed quite lost, poor man, among the excitement and bustle, was introduced and shook hands with the venerable English Black- coat. – Missionary Work Among The Ojebway Indians by Edward Francis Wilson