trepidation


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trepidation

 [trep″ĭ-da´shun]
1. tremor.
2. nervous anxiety and fear. adj., adj trep´idant.

trep·i·da·tion

(trep'i-dā'shŭn),
Anxious fear.
[L. trepidatio, fr. trepido, to tremble, to be agitated]

trep·i·da·tion

(trep'i-dā'shŭn)
1. Synonym(s): tremor.
2. Anxious fear.
[L. trepidatio, fr. trepido, to tremble, to be agitated]
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Princess Mary went to the door of the study with special trepidation. It seemed to her that not only did everybody know that her fate would be decided that day, but that they also knew what she thought about it.
It was to inquire whether anything could be done to atone that in considerable trepidation I sent in my card to the clown, and the result of our talk was that he invited me and David to have tea with him on Thursday next at his lodgings.
For a time there was the sound of excited discussion within the palisade, but at length a half-dozen warriors came and opened the gates, peering anxiously out in evident trepidation as to the nature of the creature which they should find waiting there.
These I crossed in great trepidation, descending to the ground and running at the top of my speed.
The black sprang away in trepidation, but the blood of Terrence the Magnificent was true in Jerry, and, like his father before him, he followed up, slashing the black's other calf into a ruddy pattern.
I know I'm very stupid, and my book is a disgrace, but I never could get it straight." And with great trepidation, Rose gave up her funny little accounts.
I stood still, in trepidation. Then Wolf Larsen shouted from the poop:
Bella felt a little vague trepidation as to the subject-matter of this same consultation, until Mrs Boffin announced it.
It was not without great fear and trepidation that little Nell slipped off her shoes and gliding through the store-room of old curiosities, where Mr Brass--the ugliest piece of goods in all the stock--lay sleeping on a mattress, passed into her own little chamber.
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