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Definitionfear or anxiety about what will happen
- I was by this time in a state of such excessive trepidation and wandering of mind, as to be quite unable to fix my attention on anything.Chapters 40-42 (27% in)
trepidation = fear or anxiety
- It would have been better, as it turned out, to have led gently up to this announcement, for Mrs. Micawber, being in a delicate state of health, was overcome by it, and was taken so unwell, that Mr. Micawber was obliged, in great trepidation, to run down to the water-butt in the backyard, and draw a basinful to lave her brow with.Chapters 25-27 (97% in)
- He did not gather his eyebrows together, for he had none worth mentioning; but he frowned to that degree that he almost closed his small eyes, while the hurried raising of his grisly hand to his chin betrayed some trepidation or surprise.Chapters 52-54 (11% in)
There are no more uses of "trepidation" in David Copperfield.
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