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  • n. Plural form of shuddering.


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  • One was the common one with writers of his type: the bridging of the abyss lying between expression and thought; the maddening feeling that the right words, the only words are awaiting you on the opposite bank in the misty distance, and shudderings of the still unclothed thought clamouring for them on this side of the abyss.

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  • I know there are a variety of threads requiring your attentive shudderings.

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  • She waited until Alessan's sobbing had subsided to shudderings.


  • With groans, and tremulous shudderings – all is over –

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  • And we then to watch alway as we journeyed, and to see how that the vague shudderings of light did grow in the distance of the night, and did merge and become known presently in a strange uplifting and falling of a far away blue flame.

    The Night Land

  • But when he entered into a room, his haggard and suspicious looks were so striking, his inward shudderings so visible, that his sister was at last obliged to beg of him to abstain from seeking, for her sake, a society which affected him so strongly.

    The Vampyre

  • She passed only from feelings of sickness to shudderings of horror; and from hot fits of fever to cold.

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  • It has often been my fate, since then, to visit the chambers of death and of suffering; I have witnessed fearful agonies of body and of soul; the mysterious shudderings of the departing spirit, and the heart - rending desolation of the survivors; the severing of the tenderest ties, the piteous yearnings of unavailing love — of all these things the sad duties of my profession have made me a witness.

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  • But the wind was bleak and piercing, while the occasional shudderings of my poor Idris, and the intense cold I felt myself, demonstrated that this would be a dangerous experiment.

    The Last Man

  • I could only tell myself, from its shudderings, that it was something at least that such a monster could be miserable.

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