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  • n. a tremble
  • v. Present participle of tremble.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Shaking; tottering; quivering.

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

  • n. a shaky motion
  • adj. vibrating slightly and irregularly; as e.g. with fear or cold or like the leaves of an aspen in a breeze


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  • I crawled to the lip and looked, watching the abyss take on immensity in the growing light and trembling from the fear of height that was upon me.


  • Beyond, crouching by a bush, a rabbit looked across at him in trembling hesitancy.

    Page 3

  • This effect was heightened by the delicately aquiline nose with its thin trembling nostrils, and by the general air of eagle wildness which seemed to characterize not only the face but the creature herself.


  • "But I say, you know, I heard shots," Bertie said, in trembling eagerness, for he scented adventure, and adventure that was happily over with.


  • But the eyes were bleared and weak-lidded, the lips twitching and trembling from the various excesses in which he indulged, which excesses, as I was to learn, were largely devised and pandered by Yunsan, the Buddhist priest, of whom more anon.

    Chapter 15

  • Between thumb and forefinger, in trembling haste, he caught the morsel and carried it to his mouth.

    Page 4

  • He peered into the envelope, held it to the light, but could not trust his eyes, and in trembling haste tore the envelope apart.

    Chapter 25

  • Five or six minutes later -- by which time, I'm not ashamed to admit, my arms screamed in pain and I was trembling from the unaccustomed exertion -- the EMTs arrived and took over.

    Altered Realities

  • The trembling is gone, the girls are back in school - she's back to squirting whipped cream in her mouth ... and I hope to hell the snow has melted.


  • Verily, I kept company with thee only for fear of thy fury and I cajoled thee without one hope of fair treatment from thee: but now trembling is come upon thee and vengeance hath overtaken thee.

    The Book of The Thousand Nights And A Night


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