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Definition of Tremble


  1. To shake involuntarily, as with fear, cold, or weakness; to quake; to quiver; to shiver; to shudder; -- said of a person or an animal.
  2. To totter; to shake; -- said of a thing.
  3. To quaver or shake, as sound; to be tremulous; as the voice trembles.
  4. An involuntary shaking or quivering.

Tremble Quotations

Let the ruling classes tremble at a communist revolution. The proletarians have nothing to lose but their chains. They have a world to win. Workingmen of all countries, unite!
Karl Marx

I tremble for my country when I reflect that God is just; that his justice cannot sleep forever.
Thomas Jefferson

I tremble for my country when I hear of confidence expressed in me. I know too well my weakness, that our only hope is in God.
Robert E. Lee

I, for one, find writing excruciating. Some mornings, as I'm on my way to my desk, my hands actually tremble with fear. The fear, of course, is that I'll sit down at the desk and discover that what I've written is claptrap. Fear inevitably leads to procrastination.
Rosemary Mahoney

If God is just, I tremble for my country.
Thomas Jefferson
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Tremble Translations

tremble in Danish is ryste
tremble in Dutch is rillen, huiveren, beven, bibberen
tremble in Finnish is vavista
tremble in French is tremblons, trembler, tremblez, tremblent
tremble in German is zittern, zittern, bange
tremble in Latin is palpito
tremble in Portuguese is trema
tremble in Spanish is temblar, temblor
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