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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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Headscratcher: Quaver and quiver look a lot alike, sound a lot alike, and in fact they both mean "to tremble.
MONTREAL -- The Pivot Program, which delivers services to English-speaking residents living in the largely francophone areas of the city from Rosemount to Point aux Trembles will not be closed by the Montreal Regional Health Board.
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.
On her albums, Williams' singing beautifully cracks and trembles, vividly conveying vulnerability and, at times, a wounded strength.
O God your voice trembles in my ear, When that T'keyah G'dolah sounds this year Please bless my family this New Year.
Though his voice trembles, there is no embarrassment in his manner; his fears have killed all the bashfulness that would naturally attend such a recital to a stranger, and before unsympathizing witnesses; he feels that he is pleading for the happiness of her he loves, as well as for his own, and his tale is told in a frank and manly way.
The unfavorable financial situation of the Pointe-aux- Trembles plant since its acquisition in 1992, a low level of efficiency and, most of all, the absence of sufficient results following sustained efforts to redress this operation, all accounted for this choice.
Once again, beneath this moving sheet of fire, the living surface of the earth wakes and trembles, and once again begins its fearful travail.