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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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A key dilemma for insurers is whether to be purely preventative, or whether to try to be proactive in security," Trembly says.
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Getting off I felt somewhat trembly, but proud that I had survived the experience in one piece.
Booth/Stand: 410 Media Contact: Alan Trembly, Director of Marketing Phone: 732-868-8463 E-mail: atrembly@electricvine.
Even before she has started, the Doctor Who star's voice sounds trembly and almost tearful as she explains how, as a single mum, she feels a bit adrift in her life at the moment.
William displayed a bit more emotion - his face became a bit flushed and his lips looked a bit trembly, whereas Kate was really holding herself in - she did not give in to her emotion but you could see she was nervous from the tightness around her mouth.
MARTIN O'NEILL and his born-again Villa are going to Wembley - but Owen Coyle's Bolton have gone all trembly.
They produce folk heroes like Ossie Ardiles, whose legs, immortally, went all trembly at Wembley.
Everyone says they want to live near Whole Foods Market and we have made it possible," said Belmar Store Marketing Director, Allison Trembly.
Earlier in the second half, with both teams struggling to mount an attack, Chris Albright and Seth Trembly exchanged words, with Trembly shoving Albright and Albright coming back with a forearm to Trembly's face.
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This initial course in Verilog covers a very hot topic in electrical engineering," notes Alan Trembly, Business Development Manager for IEEE Educational Activities.