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tremulous
used in Brave New World

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Definition
quivering (shaky) — usually from weakness or fear — especially of the voice
  • He had managed, with a heroic effort, to hold down the mounting pressure of his hilarity; but "sweet mother" (in the Savage's tremulous tone of anguish) and the reference to Tybalt lying dead, but evidently uncremated and wasting his phosphorus on a dim monument, were too much for him.
    p. 185.2
tremulous = quivering (shaky)
  • The voice was almost tremulous with enthusiasm.
    p. 7.7
  • tremulous = quivering (shaky)
  • Rich with a wealth of harmonics, their tremulous chorus mounted towards a climax, louder and ever louder–until at last, with a wave of his hand, the conductor let loose the final shattering note of ether-music and blew the sixteen merely human blowers clean out of existence.
    p. 76.5
  • tremulous = quivering
  • An almost naked Indian was very slowly climbing down the ladder from the first-floor terrace of a neighboring house–rung after rung, with the tremulous caution of extreme old age.
    p. 110.4
  • tremulous = timid or fearful (perhaps even shaky due to the slowness)
  • "Oh, don't, do-on't," she protested in a voice made grotesquely tremulous by his shaking.
    p. 194.7
  • tremulous = shaky
  • From time to time he stretched out his arms as though he were on the Cross, and held them thus through long minutes of an ache that gradually increased till it became a tremulous and excruciating agony; held them, in voluntary crucifixion, while he repeated, through clenched teeth (the sweat, meanwhile, pouring down his face), "Oh, forgive me!
    p. 244.4
tremulous = quivering (shaky)
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