His barracks at Fort Carson sat near the artillery range and the booming shells sent him trembling under his bed.
Its new board member is part of “the reason that tyrants in the Middle East are now trembling in their boots.”
Her trembling hands clenched together, she looks at Joe with her kind, bruised face, and says, “Will you hold me, please?”
I mean literally find him, still there, an eleven-year-old boy, cold and trembling, with nowhere else to run.
trembling with rage, she had urged Judge Chin to keep Madoff “in a cage behind bars.”
trembling so violently that he had to lean on the balustrade for support, he told me.
Pale and trembling, I pointed to the horrible staircase by which we had come.
His face was pale; his cheeks were sunken; his limbs were weak and trembling.
When she turned back to the fireplace her hands were trembling.
She only moaned, trembling like a broken twig vibrating in the wind.
c.1300, "shake from fear, cold, etc.," from Old French trembler "tremble, fear" (11c.), from Vulgar Latin *tremulare (source of Italian tremolare, Spanish temblar), from Latin tremulus "trembling, tremulous," from tremere "to tremble, shiver, quake," from PIE *trem- "to tremble" (cf. Greek tremein "to shiver, tremble," Lithuanian trimu "to chase away," Old Church Slavonic treso "to shake," Gothic þramstei "grasshopper"). A native word for this was Old English bifian. Related: Trembled; trembling. The noun is recorded from c.1600.