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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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He told her 'I've been shot by Tremble in the stomach, I am dying'.
Police tests showed Tremble was over the drink-drive limit and had been smoking cannabis.
SAD can induce panic attacks, which are intense episodes of fear that include sweating, blushing, muscle trembles, racing heart and a feeling that something is very wrong.
And even when you get real slivers of vegetable, it's invariably deep fried in enough oil to make your waistline tremble.
But who knew (and now I began to tremble so violently I had to lean against a refuse can)--who knew but they were the saviors, the true leaders, the bearers of something precious?
15] Similarly, a person whose lips, hands, or fingers tremble or who hides their hands may exhibit low confidence, although these characteristics do not guarantee deception.
O God your voice makes me tremble, I am whispering Bless my family with this happy New Year.
John Tremble of Scissett was drunk when he got into his vehicle outside an Ossett pub and drove round a car park in front of his mates.
Soon my own dogs will tremble with fear as fireworks explode.
Zytek's Steve Tremble is one of seven new non-executive directors at the organisation which offers help and support to industry across the region.
Inhalants may cause arms and legs to tremble uncontrollably.
Plunged into this fire were demons and souls of human form, like transparent burning embers, all blackened or burnished bronze, floating about in this conflagration with shrieks and groans of pain and despair, which horrified us and made us tremble with fear.
She mounts the wood, standing atop it and vibrating her entire body so that she and the trunk tremble together.