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in fear and trembling

Cliché with anxiety or fear; with dread. In fear and trembling, I went into the room to take the test. The witness left the courtroom in fear and trembling.
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tremble at something

to shake with fear or anticipation at the thought of something. David trembled at the thought of having to go to Russia by himself. Carl trembled at the idea of winning first place.
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tremble from something

to shake or vibrate in response to something like an explosion or an earthquake. The house trembled from the blast. I could feel the bridge trembling from the minor earthquake that I was hearing about on the radio.
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tremble with something

to tremble because of something. The children trembled with fear during the storm. David trembled with rage when he saw his slashed tires.
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in fear and ˈtrembling (of somebody/something)

(written) feeling very frightened or anxious: They lived in fear and trembling of being discovered by the police.
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I hardly need to rehearse the aura of the exceptional that fills the narrative of the Sinai revelation, the radical break from the ordinary, from life as they knew it--with Moses leading them, not only out of Egypt, out of their habitual slavery, but also out of their camp in the wilderness to be suddenly subjected to a terrifying sound and light show: "now at daybreak on the third day there were peals of thunder on the mountain and lightning flashes, a dense cloud, and a loud trumpet blast, and inside the camp all the people trembled.
Dear Editor, - My dad, an old Coldstream guardsman (North Africa and Cassino) liked a little flutter on the horses - only on a Saturday - and, as he went off with his two or three bets of a 'shilling each way', the bookie must have trembled.
Her arms trembled almost spastically, and it seemed she was losing her mind.
Her clasped hands trembled slightly and her feet pointed toward the door.
Tosca apparently accepts, but suddenly stabs and kills Scarpia, at the end murmuring, in English, the famous phrase "and this is the man before whom all the city trembled.
Mikhail Khaimchayev, 29, of North Hollywood twitched and trembled throughout his 90-minute preliminary hearing in Municipal Court on a charge that he murdered Sheldon Snyder, who co-founded and co-owned Postal Innovations Inc.
Over the next 3 weeks, Loihi trembled with more than 5,000 quakes, 100 of which reached magnitude 4 and one of which attained magnitude 5, says Paul Okubo, a seismologist with the U.
he wrote: "My knees trembled a little bit for a minute or two after the explosions.
Our hearts are really with him right now,'' said a shaken David Cone, who trembled as he addressed a news conference.
Life has gone on for her and her family, as it has for many Los Angeles residents who trembled from the 6.