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A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man
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A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man
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  • A tremulous chill blew round his heart, no stronger than a little wind, and yet, listening and suffering silently, he seemed to have laid an ear against the muscle of his own heart, feeling it close and quail, listening to the flutter of its ventricles.
  • An ecstasy of flight made radiant his eyes and wild his breath and tremulous and wild and radiant his windswept limbs.
  • His mind was waking slowly to a tremulous morning knowledge, a morning inspiration.
  • It had shocked him, too, when he had felt for the first time beneath his tremulous fingers the brittle texture of a woman’s stocking for, retaining nothing of all he read save that which seemed to him an echo or a prophecy of his own state, it was only amid soft-worded phrases or within rose-soft stuffs that he dared to conceive of the soul or body of a woman moving with tender life.

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  • She spoke timidly in a tremulous voice.
  • She tried to sound confident, but her voice was tremulous.

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