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The Picture of Dorian Gray
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tremulous
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The Picture of Dorian Gray
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  • In the grass, white daisies were tremulous.
  • In the garden-scene it had all the tremulous ecstasy that one hears just before dawn when nightingales are singing.
  • A white dust, tremulous cloud of orris-root it seemed, hung in the panting air.
  • "And here is the key, sir," said the old lady, going over the contents of her bunch with tremulously uncertain hands.
  • Tears came to his eyes as he remembered her childlike look, and winsome fanciful ways, and shy tremulous grace.
  • It had been taken from the Turkish camp before Vienna, and the standard of Mohammed had stood beneath the tremulous gilt of its canopy.
  • CHAPTER VII For some reason or other, the house was crowded that night, and the fat Jew manager who met them at the door was beaming from ear to ear with an oily, tremulous smile.
  • From the corner of the divan of Persian saddlebags on which he was lying, smoking, as was his custom, innumerable cigarettes, Lord Henry Wotton could just catch the gleam of the honey-sweet and honey-coloured blossoms of a laburnum, whose tremulous branches seemed hardly able to bear the burden of a beauty so flame-like as theirs; and now and then the fantastic shadows of birds in flight flitted across the long tussore-silk curtains that were stretched in front of the huge window,
  • He would often spend a whole day settling and resettling in their cases the various stones that he had collected, such as the olive-green chrysoberyl that turns red by lamp-light, the cymophane with its wire-like line of silver, the pistachio-coloured peridot, rose-pink and wine-yellow topazes, carbuncles of fiery scarlet with tremulous four-rayed stars, flame-red cinnamon-stones, orange and violet spinels, and amethysts with their alternate layers of ruby and sapphire.

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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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