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.
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.
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.
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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.