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  • ’But don’t be hard,’ cried old Arthur, raising his hands with an imploring gesture, and speaking, in a tremulous voice.
  • From out the most spare and hungry room in all this spare and hungry house there came, one morning, the tremulous tones of old Gride’s voice, as it feebly chirruped forth the fag end of some forgotten song, of which the burden ran: Ta—ran—tan—too, Throw the old shoe, And may the wedding be lucky! which he repeated, in the same shrill quavering notes, again and again, until a violent fit of coughing obliged him to desist, and to pursue in silence, the occupation upon which he was…

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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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