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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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Emmene-moi a l'ile des mysteres Traversons toutes les mers Et arrivons a l'ile prospere L'ile de tous les tresors L'ile de tous les bonheurs Petite fille, jolie petite fille Cette ile n'existe nulle part ailleurs Elle est en toi, en ton for interieur Contente-toi de grandir Un jour, tu rencontreras l'amour Qui fera trembler ton corps Et battre ton coeur de bonheur C'est ton vrai tresor, ton ile des mysteres Ce jour-la, sans premeditation Tu seras une femme
Some days it seems to get more strikes, but that must be counterbalanced by the increased likelihood of lure loss (one Yo-Zuri Edge Trembler, for the sake of argument, is $16).
When the dust cleared, the trembler killed 72 people, injured nearly 12,000 and damaged more than 100,000 businesses and homes ranging from Ventura to Orange Counties.
In '70s disaster movies, cost-cutting measures undermine public safety; cheap wiring leads to the barbecued high-rise in The Towering Inferno and shoddy architecture ensures that the massive trembler in Earthquake will cause scores of deaths.
Pour Hocine Zahouane, il est malheureux de constater que le nom de celui qui a fait craindre le pire aux colonialistes francais et fait trembler le chef du gouvernement israelien, Golda Meir, ne figure pas dans la memoire collective des Algeriens.
Mon enfant Te voir pour la premiere fois Me fait trembler d'emoi Et me rend si maladroit Dans les bras de ta mere Encore tout petit Aussi petit que le Petit Poucet J'ai envie de te caresser J'ai peur de te blesser Je veux tellement t'enlacer J'ai peur de te casser J'ai hate de t'embrasser J'ai peur de te froisser Je suis si angoisse
Agressif, Stuttgart a fait douter et meme trembler en debut de rencontre un Bayern prive de ses Bresiliens Dante et Luiz Gustavo, contraignant meme Manuel Neuer a sauver sur sa ligne (22e).
KNEE TREMBLER THE RAMBLERS and Kings Heath Park Rangers will lead 'a short but not sweet' Halloween Walk in Cannon Hill Park from 6pm on Wednesday 31.
Now, at 14, the youngster cruelly dubbed Ground Trembler by some classmates, weighs almost 24 STONE and is the fattest teenager in Britain.
Whether you're a Tony's Trembler, wanting to go Howard's Way, or looking for a Kennedy Remedy, it has to be one of the more interesting highlights of this campaign.
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En tete de la Liga avec deux points de plus que le Real, qualifie pour les demi-finales de la Ligue des champions et la finale de la Copa del Rey, le Barca a toutes les raisons de croire en une fin de saison radieuse si son trio continue de faire trembler les filets a ce rythme.