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tremulous
used in Moby Dick

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Definition
quivering (shaky) — usually from weakness or fear — especially of the voice
  • And at the girdling line of the horizon, a soft and tremulous motion—most seen here at the Equator—denoted the fond, throbbing trust, the loving alarms, with which the poor bride gave her bosom away.
    Chapters 130-132 -- The Hat; The Pequod meets the Delight; The Symphony (62% in)
  • "For a moment the exhausted mutineer made a tremulous motion of his cramped jaws, and then painfully twisting round his head, said in a sort of hiss, 'What I say is this—and mind it well—if you flog me, I murder you!'
    Chapters 52-54 -- The Albatross; The Gam; The Town-Ho's Story (76% in)
  • Such an added, gliding strangeness began to invest the thin Fedallah now; such ceaseless shudderings shook him; that the men looked dubious at him; half uncertain, as it seemed, whether indeed he were a mortal substance, or else a tremulous shadow cast upon the deck by some unseen being's body.
    Chapters 130-132 -- The Hat; The Pequod meets the Delight; The Symphony (10% in)

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