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 for trembling
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Trembling \Trem"bling\, a.
     Shaking; tottering; quivering. -- Trem"bling*ly, adv.
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     Trembling poplar (Bot.), the aspen.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  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.
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              I tremble still with fear.            --Shak.
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              Frighted Turnus trembled as he spoke. --Dryden.
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     2. To totter; to shake; -- said of a thing.
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              The Mount of Sinai, whose gray top
              Shall tremble.                        --Milton.
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     3. To quaver or shake, as sound; to be tremulous; as the
        voice trembles.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  trembling
      adj 1: 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: shaky, shivering, trembling]
      n 1: a shaky motion; "the shaking of his fingers as he lit his
           pipe" [syn: shaking, shakiness, trembling, quiver,
           quivering, vibration, palpitation]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  96 Moby Thesaurus words for "trembling":
     agitated, ague, all shook up, all-overish, aquiver, aspen, bashful,
     bumpiness, chattering, chorea, cold shivers, cowardly, didder,
     diffident, disquiet, disquietude, dithers, fearful, fearing,
     fearsome, fidgetiness, fidgeting, fidgets, fidgety,
     fits and starts, flutter, fluttery, goosy, heaving, in a quiver,
     in fear, inquietude, jactation, jactitation, jerkiness, jittery,
     joltiness, jumpy, mousy, nervous, palpitation, palsied, palsy,
     panting, pitapat, pitter-patter, quaking, quaver, quavering,
     quavery, quiver, quivering, quivery, rabbity, restlessness, scary,
     shakes, shaking, shaky, shiver, shivering, shivers, shivery,
     shook up, shrinking, shudder, shuddering, shy, skittery, skittish,
     spasms, startlish, succussatory, succussion, succussive, throb,
     throbbing, timid, timorous, tremble, trembly, tremor, tremulant,
     tremulous, tremulousness, trepidant, trepidation, trepidity,
     trigger-happy, twitchy, twitter, twittery, unrest, vibrating,
     vibration, wobbly
  
  

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