Yet despite his own trepidations, the intelligence community is “heading down the path of more transparency.”
Its waxings and wanings were marked by curious "trepidations" of brightness extremely perplexing to theory.
The purchase was partly an indication of the trepidations of that period Of my life.
The refined warmth of Bartley's welcome seemed to make Kinney feel at home, in spite of his trepidations at Marcia's presence.
It is not easy to describe my trepidations while this conference was holding.
Nothing of the kind, no amorous addresses, no trepidations, no laments.
And the jest and joy of Israel's care-free life was to make them skip and shiver and dance to the tune of their trepidations.
trepidations—Subtle principle—Perverse imagination—Are they mine?
The trepidations of my mother kept pace with those of her husband; but she was intimidated into silence.
The tale that I heard from him, and his present trepidations, were abundant testimonies of his guilt.
c.1600, from Latin trepidationem (nominative trepidatio) "agitation, alarm, trembling," noun of action from past participle stem of trepidare "to tremble, hurry," from trepidus "alarmed, scared," from PIE *trep- "to shake, tremble" (cf. Sanskrit trprah "hasty," Old Church Slavonic trepetati "to tremble"), related to *trem- (see tremble).
trepidation trep·i·da·tion (trěp'ĭ-dā'shən)
An involuntary trembling or quivering.
A state of anxious fear; apprehension.