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Shaking or quivering involuntarily.‘her eyes were tearful, her hands trembly’‘she gave a queer trembly laugh’
unstable, rocky, wobbly, wobbling, rickety, shaky, shaking, tottery, tottering, teetering, unsafe, unbalanced, unreliable, insecure, not secure, unfastened, unsecured, movable, precariousView synonyms
- ‘And when I come by to see her, she's all white and trembly and totally wet.’
- ‘Many full-formed adults come over all trembly when parted from the spellchecker on the PC.’
- ‘I feel trembly and a bit hyper, like I've had too much coffee, and a bit hot.’
- ‘Slowly my trembly legs made their way through the dim passage and wavered unsteadily in indecision.’
- ‘The string sample is just hesitant and trembly enough, augmenting Missy's own low-frequency tremolos which are imbued with a troublesome warmth, an open invitation to come back the same jerk that you left as.’
- ‘Even the fact that I'm thinking about them makes my insides go wobbly and my outsides go trembly.’
- ‘I was trembly and felt ill for days afterwards.’
- ‘I'm flushed, my pupils dilate, I feel trembly.’
- ‘Still feeling light-headed, I went back into the shop, and in a trembly voice told the woman who had sold me the film that she had just sold a winning packet.’
- ‘She just looks… all white and trembly, and she gets dizzy a lot.’
- ‘For those worried that their trembly voice doesn't match their newly firm face and figure, the procedure claims to be able to make them sound years younger.’
- ‘I was a bit trembly by the time I got to the surface, but not unduly worried.’
- ‘But the burning ache in his arms got more intense with each shovelful, and he felt hot and sweaty and trembly.’
- ‘I'm getting all trembly just thinking about it!’
- ‘Unfortunately she took me at face value and prescribed beta blockers to slow down my heart-beat, and sleeping tablets because I was exhausted but unable to sleep, restless and hot and trembly.’
- ‘Andrew will wonder what happened to age me so fast and make my hand so trembly.’
- ‘He says he isn't a candidate for the trembly ward and that's enough for me.’
- ‘She gnashed her teeth as the newbie helped her out with her trembly, inaccurate counting method.’
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