atrem·​ble | \ ə-ˈtrem-bəl How to pronounce atremble (audio) \

Definition of atremble

: shaking involuntarily : trembling he was white as death and all atremble— Robert Coover

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atremble with fright at the sound of the booming howitzers
Recent Examples on the Web The prospect of a multicultural America cannot mesh with the white Protestant template, and this has many white people atremble with cultural insecurity. John E. Mcintyre,, "No longer a white Protestant nation," 30 Aug. 2017 His gaze has the power to set walls, grown men and the earth itself atremble. A. O. Scott, New York Times, "Review: In ‘Midnight Special,’ on the Run With a Highly Unusual Child," 17 Mar. 2016

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First Known Use of atremble

1845, in the meaning defined above

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“Atremble.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 10 Jul. 2020.

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