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adjective as in shaking

adjective as in timid

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Example Sentences

To watch scenes from her movies is to see that truth played out wordlessly, in her glorious, tremulous vitality.

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Yet she still believes her guy is out there, and Lopez, with her joyous, tremulous optimism, makes you believe it too.

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This year that tremulous feeling of going to the airport became different.

That tremulous “uhhhh,” which lasted more than a full second, gave the game away.

The world has moved on from those tremulous Boomer anxieties.

Rather than risk creating a “tremulous” signature, Lincoln instead commenced massaging his giant hands together.

They formed tremulous islands about which the water-lilies spread their great heart-shaped leaves and snow-white flowers.

My own,” he cried softly, but in tremulous tones, “six months have passed now since I made you a promise.

The tremulous emotion I had observed increased as he said this, and again took the jug from my hand.

The bald one's eyes closed and his belly quivered with high, tremulous laughter.

He tore apart his shirt with tremulous fingers, to display many a long black scar crawling across his brown chest.


On this page you'll find 47 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to tremulous, such as: palpitating, quavering, quivering, shaky, shivering, and shivery.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.