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trepidation
used in Gifted Hands

2 uses
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Definition
nervousness (fear or anxiety about what will happen)
  • Although the racial issue was settled, Candy and I still flew to Perth with a great deal of trepidation.
    p. 127.2
  • I had no trepidation at sending in my application for internship at Hopkins the fall of 1976 because I felt that I was as good as anybody else at that point in my training.
    p. 106.1

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