One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1‘Joe's face was pale and his hands were trembling’
shake, shake like a leaf, quiver, twitch, palpitate
rare tremor, quave
2‘the entire building trembled’
shake, shudder, judder, wobble, rock, vibrate, move, sway, totter, teeter
3‘she trembled at the thought of what he had in store for her’
be afraid, be fearful, be filled with fear, be frightened, be apprehensive, worry, be anxious, be in a state of anxiety, shake in one's shoes
quail, shrink from, blench from, blanch from
informal be in a blue funk, be all of a tremble, be all of a quiver
1‘the slight tremble in her hands’
tremor, shake, shakiness, trembling, quiver, twitch, twitchiness
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