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  3  definitions  found 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Tremble  \Trem"ble\,  v.  i.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Trembled};  p.  pr  &  vb 
  n.  {Trembling}.]  [F.  trembler,  fr  L.  tremulus  trembling, 
  tremulous,  fr  tremere  to  shake,  tremble;  akin  to  Gr  ?, 
  Lith.  trimti  Cf  {Tremulous},  {Tremor}.] 
  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. 
  I  tremble  still  with  fear.  --Shak. 
  Frighted  Turnus  trembled  as  he  spoke.  --Dryden. 
  2.  To  totter;  to  shake;  --  said  of  a  thing 
  The  Mount  of  Sinai,  whose  gray  top  Shall  tremble. 
  3.  To  quaver  or  shake,  as  sound;  to  be  tremulous;  as  the 
  voice  trembles. 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Trembling  \Trem"bling\,  a. 
  Shaking;  tottering;  quivering.  --  {Trem"bling*ly},  adv 
  {Trembling  poplar}  (Bot.),  the  aspen. 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
  adj  :  vibrating  slightly  and  irregularly;  as  e.g.  with  fear  or 
  cold  or  like  the  leaves  of  an  aspen  in  a  breeze;  "a 
  quaking  bog";  "the  quaking  child  asked  for  more"; 
  "quivering  leaves  of  a  poplar  tree";  "with  shaking 
  knees";  "seemed  shaky  on  her  feet";  "sparkling  light 
  from  the  shivering  crystals  of  the  chandelier"; 
  "trembling  hands"  [syn:  {quaking},  {quivering},  {shaking}, 
  {shaky},  {shivering}] 
  n  :  a  shaky  motion;  "the  shaking  of  his  fingers  as  he  lit  his 
  pipe"  [syn:  {shaking},  {shakiness},  {tremor},  {quiver},  {quivering}, 
  {vibration},  {palpitation}] 

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