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Definition nervousness (fear or anxiety about what will happen)
  • She began her first day at the new school with some trepidation.
trepidation = nervousness
  • I'm feeling something between normal trepidation and excessive test anxiety.
  • trepidation = nervousness
  • we walked home in trepidation, certain that Assef and his friends would ambush us every time we turned a corner.
    Khaled Hosseini  --  The Kite Runner
  • trepidation = nervousness
  • After seven months, Wes met his graduation from Job Corps with as much trepidation as excitement.
    Wes Moore  --  The Other Wes Moore
  • trepidation = nervousness
  • ...and he wondered, with a feeling of great trepidation, what had happened to make Lord Voldemort the happiest he had been in fourteen years.
    J.K. Rowling  --  Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
  • trepidation = fear
  • Thomas felt one final moment of trepidation, a quick slice of fear through his body, and then it vanished.
    James Dashner  --  The Maze Runner
  • trepidation = nervousness
  • "How long have I been here?" he asked with trepidation.
    Christopher Paolini  --  Eragon
  • trepidation = nervousness
  • I could see surprise, shock, incredible excitement on all of their faces, but also hints of fear and trepidation.
    James Patterson  --  The Angel Experiment
  • trepidation = nervousness or anxiety about what will happen
  • With trepidation, he had resolved to go to Sugamo to stand before these men.
    Laura Hillenbrand  --  Unbroken
  • trepidation = fear or anxiety about what will happen
  • I could never go out to breathe God's free air without trepidation at my heart.
    Harriet Jacobs  --  Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl
  • trepidation = fear or anxiety about what might happen
  • a world whose inhabitants walked in trepidation, in fear of opening up.
    David Guterson  --  Snow Falling on Cedars
  • trepidation = nervousness
  • Frank looked at Tyson with trepidation.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Son of Neptune
  • trepidation = nervousness
  • However, I think you'll agree that I now leave you fairly often with little trepidation.
    Sarah Dessen  --  Lock and Key
  • trepidation = nervousness
  • I made the call with trepidation but...
    Ellen Hopkins  --  Crank
  • trepidation = nervousness
  • With trepidation, Josiah rang the doorbell.
    Warren St. John  --  Outcasts United
  • trepidation = nervousness
  • To hear the Agent speak with such trepidation had a powerful effect upon Max.
    Henry H. Neff  --  The Fiend And The Forge
  • trepidation = nervousness
  • Don Quixote felt uneasy, Sancho frightened, and the duke and duchess displayed a certain trepidation.
    Miguel de Cervantes  --  Don Quixote
  • trepidation = nervousness
  • 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.
    Charles Dickens  --  David Copperfield
  • trepidation = fear or anxiety
  • It must be a beast, then, and we might as well have saved our trepidation.
    Mark Twain  --  A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court
  • trepidation = fear
  • ...preparing to garrison our fortress in warlike array, but with considerable trepidation,
    Johann Wyss  --  The Swiss Family Robinson
trepidation = nervousness

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