atremble

adjective
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

Examples of atremble in a Sentence

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, baltimoresun.com, 30 Aug. 2017 His gaze has the power to set walls, grown men and the earth itself atremble. A. O. Scott, New York Times, 17 Mar. 2016

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First Known Use of atremble

1845, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of atremble was in 1845

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“Atremble.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/atremble. Accessed 12 Aug. 2022.

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