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  • v. Third-person singular simple present indicative form of tremble.
  • n. Plural form of tremble.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. disease of livestock and especially cattle poisoned by eating certain kinds of snakeroot

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Examples

  • It has often been remarked by strangers that this island trembles, which is undoubtedly true, but the impression is heightened by imagination.

    By Water to the Columbian Exposition

  • "Ah," said the Abbot to himself, "if his hand trembles, that is another matter."

    Gabriel and the Hour Book

  • It is however no laughing matter with me; thy beauty kills me daily, and I shall think of nothing but thy charms, till the last word trembles on my tongue, and that will be thy name, my love -- the name of my

    Liber Amoris, or, the New Pygmalion

  • The fword trembles by the fide of Gauf, and longs to glitter in his hand ..

    The Poems of Ossian

  • -- He trembles, that is, he exerts alternately all the muscles of his body, to enfranchise himself from the oppression about his bosom, and begins to breathe with frequent and short respirations; at the same time the cold contracts his red skin, gradually turning it pale; the contents of the bladder and of the bowels are evacuated: and from the experience of these first disagreeable sensations the passion of fear is excited, which is no other than the expectation of disagreeable sensations.

    Zoonomia, Vol. I Or, the Laws of Organic Life

  • Emperor's favorite, but such as trembles at a raven's croak and piper's din, a fever's touch or a thousand things of like sort!

    The Golden Sayings of Epictetus

  • He judged others by Buck's standard, and the bare thought of finding himself alone and a prisoner, in the power of those he would have injured, seemed to give him a case of the "trembles," as

    Fred Fenton on the Crew or, The Young Oarsmen of Riverport School

  • I had to write her thanks, and got in a violent fit of the "trembles" at the idea of writing to a stranger.

    A Confederate girl's diary,

  • I say not at the mercy of the Emperor or Emperor’s favourite, but such as trembles at a raven’s croak and piper’s din, a fever’s touch or a thousand things of like sort!

    CXLV

  • He gently trembles them, and his fingers vibrate her scalp.

    The Bushman Way of Tracking God

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