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atremble

[uh-trem-buh l] /əˈtrɛm bəl/
adverb
1.
in a trembling state.
Origin of atremble
1855-1860
First recorded in 1855-60; a-1 + tremble
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  • The snow was suffocating him, and his legs were atremble with the effort he had put forth.

    Left on the Labrador Dillon Wallace
  • Taking his hand she stepped close to him, misty-eyed, atremble.

    Terry Charles Goff Thomson
  • atremble with excitement, she tiptoed after the foreman as he led the way into the workroom.

    Hungry Hearts Anzia Yezierska
  • She was all atremble that he should recognize her and speak to her.

    Marriage H. G. Wells
  • Strangely enough, as she put the glass to her eyes, the little French girl found herself all atremble.

    Gypsy Flight Roy J. Snell
  • It seemed as though he had lived through years since the moment, three hours ago, when he had been all atremble in the church.

  • But my limbs were all atremble; I could not come down to you, and I wanted so much to talk to you.

  • And she put her arm about my head and put out her lips and we kissed, and boy though I was, I was all atremble.

    Tono Bungay H. G. Wells
  • A remarkable story, called "In Prison," all atremble with new sensations, inaugurates this new style.

  • It irritated me that we should have scrambled over the rocks for nothing; my legs were atremble from our haste.

    The Great Quest Charles Boardman Hawes
Word Origin and History for atremble
adv.

1852, from a- (1) + tremble (v.).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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