Neither Paul nor Kierkegaard were kidding when they wrote of fear and trembling.
His barracks at Fort Carson sat near the artillery range and the booming shells sent him trembling under his bed.
“When Nancy walked through the West Wing she caused fear and trembling,” Marton said.
Her trembling hands clenched together, she looks at Joe with her kind, bruised face, and says, “Will you hold me, please?”
Its new board member is part of “the reason that tyrants in the Middle East are now trembling in their boots.”
trembling so violently that he had to lean on the balustrade for support, he told me.
It was a thrilling moment, and Clif was trembling with eagerness.
His face was pale; his cheeks were sunken; his limbs were weak and trembling.
"I felt so sorry for him," she said, in a low, trembling voice.
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.