Origin of trepidation
Examples from the Web for trepidation
“I feel a shaking of the ground I stand on,” Carson tells Mrs. Hughes with trepidation.
“I brought it with no small degree of trepidation,” Kucinich recalled in a lengthy phone conversation with the Daily Beast.Repubs Should Take It From Kucinich: Impeachment Isn’t Worth It|Eleanor Clift|December 5, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Less than a month before Election Day, Pressler seems to be feeling some trepidation about his movement in the polls.South Dakota's Bizarre Four-Way (Senate Election, That Is)|Ben Jacobs|October 15, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Asked whether he had any trepidation about joining a show about a bunch of Hollywood brats, Johnson said yes.The Fabulous Life of EJ Johnson, the Stylish Son of the Lakers Legend|Itay Hod|June 12, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Hope and trepidation persists that the twins presence indicates the coming of an Avengers/X-Men crossover film.
Brutus himself received a wound in their eagerness and trepidation.Walks in Rome|Augustus J.C. Hare
An eyewitness says of these martyrs to liberty: "They behaved with firmness, evincing no hesitation or trepidation whatever."Kentucky in American Letters, v. 2 of 2|John Wilson Townsend
It was when my saintly mother was passing into the spiritland, and, without fear or trepidation, lay calmly awaiting her call.Betty Grier|Joseph Waugh
Sick, she palpitates; she compresses her trepidation; she coughs, perchance she sings a bar or two of an aria.The Short Works of George Meredith|George Meredith
With a great deal of trepidation I approached the crossing of the Rapidan.The Boy Spy|Joseph Kerby
British Dictionary definitions for trepidation
Word Origin for trepidation
Word Origin and History for trepidation
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).