She tried to sound confident, but her voice was tremulous.
...with every successive Sabbath, his cheek was paler and thinner, and his voice more tremulous than before...
Nathaniel Hawthorne -- The Scarlet Letter
The once occasional huskiness of his tone was heard no more; and a tremulous quaver, as if of extreme terror, habitually characterized his utterance.
Edgar Allan Poe -- The Fall of the House of Usher
In the grass, white daisies were tremulous.
Oscar Wilde -- The Picture of Dorian Gray
To be sure, I laughed over this; but it was rather tremulous laughter;
Robert Louis Stevenson -- Kidnapped
Her voice took me by surprise; it didn’t match her face at all; it was musical and slightly tremulous.
Albert Camus -- The Stranger
Now and again an ancestral spirit or egwugwu appeared from the underworld, speaking in a tremulous, unearthly voice and...
Chinua Achebe -- Things Fall Apart
Ronnie heard the tremulousness of her own voice.
Nicholas Sparks -- The Last Song
And from his lips came a soft, tremulous sigh.
Chaim Potok -- The Chosen
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"I think so," said Neville tremulously.
J.K. Rowling -- Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban
and Lucy went with him, laying a rather tremulous hand on his mane.
C.S. Lewis -- Prince Caspian: The Return to Narnia
"It means we’re on your side," says a tremulous voice behind me.
Suzanne Collins -- Catching Fire
"I’m chief," said Ralph tremulously.
William Golding -- Lord of the Flies
Then more lines appeared, one by one, tremulous arcs and circles sweeping through the darkness.
Scott Westerfeld -- Uglies
"I’m very hard to catch," she says in a tremulous voice.
Suzanne Collins -- The Hunger Games
Rubbed his eyes with tremulous hands.
Khaled Hosseini -- The Kite Runner
a tremulous voice called out.
Jane Yolen -- The Devils Arithmetic
Derby was imagining letters to home, his lips working tremulously.
Kurt Vonnegut -- Slaughterhouse-Five
Call oh small boy, with the long tremulous cry that echoes over the hills.
Alan Paton -- Cry, the Beloved Country
Her voice is strong, young, tremulous and clear, rapt with its own timbre and volume, the fan still moving steadily up and down, whispering the useless air.
William Faulkner -- As I Lay Dying
As he led her over the threshold of the laboratory, Georgiana was cold and tremulous.
Nathaniel Hawthorne -- The Birthmark
Now, tremulously, experimentally, daring to test, the Witch inhaled.
Ray Bradbury -- Something Wicked This Way Comes
Isabelle smiled down at him tremulously.
Cassandra Clare -- City of Glass
But the bride’s cold fingers quivered in the tremulous hand of the bridegroom, and her deathlike paleness caused a whisper that the maiden who had been buried a few hours before was come from her grave to be married.
Nathaniel Hawthorne -- The Minister’s Black Veil
A ragged, ebony giant, squatted on the floor in one of the aisles, watched the orator with burning eyes and tremulous face until the supreme burst of applause came, and then the tears ran down his face.
Booker T. Washington -- Up From Slavery: An Autobiography
It is always good to return home, she said tremulously.
Junot Diaz -- Drown
And the night before he was to go back to school he went up to bed tremulous with excitement.
W. Somerset Maugham -- Of Human Bondage
I looked down at Roscoe, who was still in full-on tremulous mode.
Sarah Dessen -- Lock and Key
...the musicians looked at each other and smiled as if at their own nervousness and folly, and made whispering vows, each to the other, that the next chiming of the clock should produce in them no similar emotion; and then, after the lapse of sixty minutes ... there came yet another chiming of the clock, and then were the same disconcert and tremulousness and meditation as before.
Edgar Allan Poe -- The Masque of the Red Death
There will come soft rains and the smell of the ground, And swallows circling with their shimmering sound;
And frogs in the pools singing at night, And wild plum trees in tremulous white;
(from a poem by Sara Teasdale)
Ray Bradbury -- The Martian Chronicles
When the sands are all dry, he is gay as a lark, And will talk in contemptuous tones of the Shark, But, when the tide rises and sharks are around, His voice has a timid and tremulous sound.
Lewis Carroll -- Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland
Thomas took a tremulous glance back at the shredded madman at the window, then looked away immediately, wishing he hadn’t reminded his brain of the blood and torn flesh, the insane eyes, the hysterical screaming.
James Dashner -- The Scorch Trials
He takes the last tremulous step and he’s suddenly clasping forearms with the old man who keeps saving his life.
James Dashner -- The Kill Order
She considered what he’d said, then offered a tremulous smile.
Nicholas Sparks -- The Choice
My fingers danced; intricate and quick they spun something gossamer and tremulous into the circle of light our fire had made.
Patrick Rothfuss -- The Name of the Wind
Her eyes were cast downward, and as the door swung open a little, I took her hands cupped weakly into fists and she let me open them and hold them, her hands in my own tremulous hands.
Chang-rae Lee -- A Gesture Life
My voice, uncharacteristically tremulous, broke into the silence.
Jojo Moyes -- Me Before You
At her brilliant eyes and tremulous smile her two daughters stared in unbelief.
Elizabeth George Speare -- The Witch of Blackbird Pond
Ralph begins with a tremulous smile.
Christina Baker Kline -- Orphan Train
My voice grew tremulous and enraged, and it suddenly felt as if I were shouting from within a box with madmen surrounding me, ignoring me, and taunting me with their silence.
Pat Conroy -- The Water is Wide
I smile, tremulous with relief, with gratitude.
Margaret Atwood -- Cat’s Eye
The gun clicked, and I opened my mouth to scream, but all that came out was a tremulous sob.
Becca Fitzpatrick -- Hush, Hush
It was tremulous, as if someone had strummed the low strings of a harp.
Dave Eggers -- A Hologram for the King
He ran a tremulous finger along the edge of his goatee.
James Patterson -- 1st to Die
With a tremulous murmur that sounded like ’My Saviour!’ she extended her arms towards the screen.
George Orwell -- 1984
He does not detect in this young woman even a scrap of the tremulous little creature he had found behind a curtain six years before.
Khaled Hosseini -- And The Mountains Echoed
Her voice was hot and tremulous.
Yann Martel -- Life of Pi
I could see by the tremulous light that even Van Helsing’s iron nerve had failed.
Bram Stoker -- Dracula
He wanted to build a house in Connecticut, and he spoke of it tremulously, like a young bridegroom and like a man groping for his last, secret goal.