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[trem-blee] /ˈtrɛm bli/
adjective, tremblier, trembliest.
quivering; tremulous; shaking.
Origin of trembly
First recorded in 1840-50; tremble + -y1 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • Mr. Keeler turned it up, making a trembly job of the turning.

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  • They were trembly, wrinkled hands, gnarled in their knuckles, corded on their backs.

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  • Then she sighed and turned toward the fire with a trembly, unnerved feeling.

  • "There is no pocket," he said at last in a voice that was trembly, all ready to cry.

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  • And Hank, bein' all trembly from spreein' in town, he says, 'You're all agin me!'

  • She knelt on the cold radiator and watched him out of sight, and then got trembly all over and fell to snivelling.

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  • She sot thar ez upright an' trembly ez me; jes' ez skeered, an' jes' about ez little chance.

  • I s'pose she was touching it, for old times' sake—and her trembly old fingers and all, she let it slip.

  • On de days when I don't feel so feeble and trembly I jest keep patching 'round de place.

  • He jumped down and ran towards the lodge, feeling shaken and trembly, wondering what he would find.

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