trembling or quivering with fear, dread, cold, etc.
Also shud·der·y. characterized by or causing a shudder: a shuddering plunge of the ship.
- shud·der·ing·ly, adverb
- un·shud·der·ing, adjective
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How to use shuddering in a sentence
As large earthquakes rupture, the shaking and shuddering sends seismic waves through the ground that appear as large wiggles on seismometers.Machine learning and gravity signals could rapidly detect big earthquakes | Carolyn Gramling | May 11, 2022 | Science News
Surprisingly, there’s little body roll when cornering and no shuddering during quick stops.
Though it sounded like a promising program to desperate restaurateurs, the program came to a shuddering halt on June 30 when funds were depleted, leaving a trail of distressed, confused, and angry restaurant owners unsure what’s next.Congress’s Restaurant Revitalization Fund Is Out of Money and Restaurants Are Still in Need | Elazar Sontag | July 2, 2021 | Eater
The pandemic had opposite effects on linear and CTV, providing a boon to the on-demand services just as it disrupted linear TV, with sports canceled and production brought to a shuddering halt for months.Deep Dive: How the coronavirus crisis accelerated the already cresting CTV sea change | Jessica Rapp | December 21, 2020 | Digiday
During an Obama-Perry contest, millions of Americans on both sides would be shuddering constantly for four months.
There was a slight shuddering movement of his whole frame—Bob was dead.
Leo stamped down the fire with his heel and the Girl flung the flower-wreaths out of sight, shuddering as she did so.Kipling Stories and Poems Every Child Should Know, Book II | Rudyard Kipling
Finally, however, she undressed, shuddering although the room was warmed by an electric radiator.Dope | Sax Rohmer
The old white horse was switching and stamping and shuddering in his constant and futile battle against flies.Mystery Ranch | Arthur Chapman
"We'll not ever dare tell the folks," said Grace, shuddering at the memory of their close escape.The Outdoor Girls in the Saddle | Laura Lee Hope