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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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Trembling aspen has the largest range of any tree species in North America, which underscores its adaptability to a variety of climate and edaphic conditions.
Due to the low wood density and easy processing of trembling aspen wood is used as a very convenient and economical, especially in making fruit crates the country's economy has made great contributions in economic sense.
Trembling Bells are a young Glasgow-based psychedelic folk band heavily influenced by the Incredible String Band.
The utensil stops the bowl of the spoon from moving even while the handle itself may be trembling, which Lets users can eat without spilling.
Fear and trembling for the mistakes I will make, the opportunities I will miss or the wrong things I will say.
Trew is the club's third owner this season, after Trembling bought the club from Munto Finance, and he announced this week that the club will not be going into administration.
Trembling has voiced his anger at the Swiss-based Middle East consortium for failing to deliver on their ambitious plans for club.
But he must regret the day he ever let Trembling talk him into taking the job.
Trembling, who completed a management buy-out of the Coca-Cola League Two club from the Munto Finance group in December, has signed over his 90% shareholding and left the club with immediate effect.
EXECUTIVE chairman Peter Trembling expects Sven-Goran Eriksson to leave Notts County if the League Two club fail to attract multi-million pound investors.
Former Everton director Trembling admits director between pounds 25-50million but he is confident it will not come to that.
Since she had the surgery, the results have been dramatic: She can hold her right hand without any trembling.
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.