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tremulous
used in Atlas Shrugged

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Definition
quivering (shaky) — usually from weakness or fear — especially of the voice
  • She was startled to discover, as her hand reached for the gold piece, that she felt the eager, desperate, tremulous hope of a young girl on her first job: the hope that she would be able to deserve it.
    3.2 Part 3 Chapter 2 — The Utopia of Greed (14% in)
  • She thought that no man of the outer world would have said this to her at this moment-she thought of the world's code that worshipped white lies as an act of mercy-she felt a stab of revulsion against that code, suddenly seeing its full ugliness for the first timeshe felt an enormous pride for the tight, clean face of the man before her-he saw the shape of her mouth drawn firm in self-control, yet softened by some tremulous emotion, while she answered quietly, "Thank you.
    3.2 Part 3 Chapter 2 — The Utopia of Greed (68% in)
  • Cherryl's answer was no more than a faint, tremulous crease of her mouth, as if, together, they had completed a single smile.
    3.4 Part 3 Chapter 4 — Anti-Life (55% in)

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