He had rather a shrunken appearance, and was tremulous in the mornings, not from age, but from the extreme perversity of the King’s Lorton boys, which nothing but gin could enable him to sustain with any firmness.
On this point Mr. Tulliver was conscious of being a little weak; but he apologized to himself by saying that poor Gritty had been a good-looking wench before she married Moss; he would sometimes say this even with a slight tremulousness in his voice.
"I shall have strength given me," said Maggie, tremulously.
Maggie spoke in a low, tremulous voice.
Something in his throat half choked the last words; the flush, which had alarmed his children because it had so often preceded a recurrence of paralysis, had subsided, and his face looked pale and tremulous.
"I hope you’ll excuse me for troubling you, uncle," said Tom, coloring, but speaking in a tone which, though, tremulous, had a certain proud independence in it; "but I thought you were the best person to advise me what to do."
One kiss, and then a long look, until Maggie said tremulously, "Let me go,—let me make haste back."
He had seated himself on his painting-stool, and had taken a lead pencil in his hand, with which he was making strong marks to counteract the sense of tremulousness.
He noticed that she was tremulous, and he had a presentiment of the subject she was going to speak about.
"You will find no home with me," he answered, with tremulous rage.
"I can’t believe in you any more," said Tom, gradually passing from the tremulous excitement of the first moment to cold inflexibility.
In the darkness of that night she saw Stephen’s face turned toward her in passionate, reproachful misery; she lived through again all the tremulous delights of his presence with her that made existence an easy floating in a stream of joy, instead of a quiet resolved endurance and effort.
Lucy’s eyes turned with anxious interest toward Maggie to see how she went through this first interview, since a sadly memorable time, with a man toward whom she must have so strange a mixture of feelings; but she was pleased to notice that Wakem had tact enough to enter at once into talk about the bazaar wares, and appear interested in purchasing, smiling now and then kindly at Maggie, and not calling on her to speak much, as if he observed that she was rather pale and tremulous.
"I will not begin any future, even for you," said Maggie, tremulously, "with a deliberate consent to what ought not to have been.
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She spoke timidly in a tremulous voice.
She tried to sound confident, but her voice was tremulous.