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tremulous
used in The Picture of Dorian Gray - 20 chapter version

9 uses
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Definition
quivering (shaky) — usually from weakness or fear — especially of the voice
  • In the grass, white daisies were tremulous.
    Chapter 1 (30% in)
tremulous = quivering (shaky)
  • 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,...
    Chapter 1 (2% in)
  • In the garden-scene it had all the tremulous ecstasy that one hears just before dawn when nightingales are singing.
    Chapter 4 (42% in)
  • A white dust, tremulous cloud of orris-root it seemed, hung in the panting air.
    Chapter 5 (70% in)
  • 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.
    Chapter 7 (1% in)
  • Tears came to his eyes as he remembered her childlike look, and winsome fanciful ways, and shy tremulous grace.
    Chapter 8 (89% in)
  • "And here is the key, sir," said the old lady, going over the contents of her bunch with tremulously uncertain hands.
    Chapter 10 (9% in)
  • 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.
    Chapter 11 (43% in)
  • 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 11 (61% in)

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