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It was with some trepidation that Pierre set out for the creek.

The expectation of our first meeting filled me with trepidation.

But three in number, the Indians had entered the district with some trepidation.

When she had thanked him, he asked with trepidation whether she had heard from Jack.

He waited in some trepidation, until he heard Primmie clump downstairs.

This brightness of eye, that seemed all exhilaration, was it not trepidation instead?

"I've done, I've done," he cried in trepidation, making shift to depart.

"Oh, I am frightened too," said the other, but with eagerness rather than trepidation in her voice.

Porteous followed, and watched the ululating child with some trepidation.

I had to try to stop him here, and with fear and trepidation I thumbed the reel.

WORD ORIGIN

c.1600, from Latin trepidationem (nominative trepidatio) "agitation, alarm, trembling," noun of action from past participle stem of trepidare "to tremble, hurry," from trepidus "alarmed, scared," from PIE *trep- "to shake, tremble" (cf. Sanskrit trprah "hasty," Old Church Slavonic trepetati "to tremble"), related to *trem- (see tremble).

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