Definitions

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective Shaking; tottering; quivering.
  • adjective (Bot.) the aspen.

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  • noun a tremble
  • verb Present participle of tremble.

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

  • noun a shaky motion
  • adjective 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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Examples

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

    THE TERRIBLE SOLOMONS

  • 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

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

    Page 3

  • 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.

    SHIN-BONES

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

    Page 4

  • 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.

    THE GREAT INTERROGATION

  • 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.

    January 2007

  • 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.

    ON THE BUBBLE WITH PARI NOSKIN TAICHERT

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