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Nasir says his sister is filled with trepidation about the Taliban government she lives under in Kabul, and regrets not coming by road to Pakistan earlier this year.

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Depending on what signs you pay attention to and where they are happening, prospects for a recovery run the gamut from bullish to trepidation.

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From my vantage point, if people were not experiencing some fear and trepidation, that would be weird.

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Unlike his peer and longtime rival Roy Williams in Chapel Hill, who built a legacy on relentless offensive rebounding and a general trepidation around the perimeter, Krzyzewski was willing to experiment and adapt his style to his personnel.

Following the critical success of Moonlight, it’s hard to believe that any Barry Jenkins project would be met with trepidation by the public.

“I feel a shaking of the ground I stand on,” Carson tells Mrs. Hughes with trepidation.

“I brought it with no small degree of trepidation,” Kucinich recalled in a lengthy phone conversation with the Daily Beast.

Less than a month before Election Day, Pressler seems to be feeling some trepidation about his movement in the polls.

Asked whether he had any trepidation about joining a show about a bunch of Hollywood brats, Johnson said yes.

Hope and trepidation persists that the twins presence indicates the coming of an Avengers/X-Men crossover film.

Two persons watched over her, and covered the mistakes she made in her nervous trepidation.

Sylvia had never been called Miss Garrison before, and it was not without trepidation that she heard herself so addressed.

I was very much in earnest, and I waited with nervous trepidation to see the effect of my peroration.

The door was open on to the landing, and I crossed the room, not without some inward trepidation, and went out.

Her mind was in a ferment of elation and doubt, of trepidation and joyful anticipation.


On this page you'll find 63 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to trepidation, such as: alarm, apprehension, consternation, dismay, disquiet, and dread.

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