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trepidation
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Moby Dick
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  • ...when drawing nigh the coasts of foreign lands, if by night he hear the roar of breakers, starts to vigilance, and feels just enough of trepidation to sharpen all his faculties;
  • It cannot well be doubted, that the one visible quality in the aspect of the dead which most appals the gazer, is the marble pallor lingering there; as if indeed that pallor were as much like the badge of consternation in the other world, as of mortal trepidation here.

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  • She began her first day at the new school with some trepidation.
  • I’m feeling something between normal trepidation and excessive test anxiety.

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