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tremble at (something)

To feel profound excitement, anticipation, anxiety, or fear from the thought of some action or thing. You'll never get anywhere in business if you tremble at the idea of doing something risky. We all trembled at the thought of having that much money at our disposal.
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tremble from (something)

To shake as the result of some powerful, concussive force. The tables all trembled from the passing train. Every buildings within a five-mile radius trembled from the explosion.
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tremble with (something)

To experience some intense emotion or condition, such as excitement, anticipation, anxiety, or fear, that causes one to shake or feel giddy. The children trembled with fear as the bear approached them in the woods. I trembled with excitement at the thought of having my own car.
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in fear and trembling

Experiencing great fear and worry. Carrie's been in fear and trembling waiting for the doctor to call with her test results. After hearing his enemy's threats, Tom was obviously in fear and trembling.
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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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The League Two outfit have been hit by financial problems recently and are again under new ownership after Trew bought the club from Peter Trembling.
I remember I was trembling ten years ago, absolutely trembling."
ON THE eve of Notts County's biggest cup game in almost two decades, former executive chairman Peter Trembling revealed he is to start legal proceedings against Munto Finance.
NOTTS COUNTY have new owners after a consortium of investors bought out executive chairman Peter Trembling's majority shareholding.
Since she had the surgery, the results have been dramatic: She can hold her right hand without any trembling. Her left hand still trembles visibly.
Summary: Notts County executive chairman Peter Trembling has completed his takeover of the League Two club from Munto Finance.
NOTTS County executive chairman Peter Trembling yesterday completed his takeover of the League Two club from Munto Finance.
Executive chairman Peter Trembling announced before yesterday's 2-1 home loss to Accrington Stanley that he has purchased the club from Munto Finance for a nominal sum.
Eriksson, Notts County football director, was to travel with the clubEoe1/4aos executive chairman Peter Trembling, the daily said.