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The panting of the horses communicated a tremulous motion to the coach, as if it were in a state of agitation.
What else could that expression have meant--that dancing, tremulous light, and a something more which words could not describe.
With her near-sightedness, and those tremulous fingers of hers, at once inflexible and delicate, she could not be a seamstress; although her sampler, of fifty years gone by, exhibited some of the most recondite specimens of ornamental needlework.
He was a person of very striking aspect, with a white, lofty, and impending brow; large, brown, melancholy eyes, and a mouth which, unless when he forcibly compressed it, was apt to be tremulous, expressing both nervous sensibility and a vast power of self restraint.
The trying nature of his position drove the blood from his cheek, and made his lips tremulous.
"I was at the festival of my marriage, monsieur," said the young man, his voice slightly tremulous, so great was the contrast between that happy moment and the painful ceremony he was now undergoing; so great was the contrast between the sombre aspect of M.
"Yes, monsieur; I am on the point of marrying a young girl I have been attached to for three years." Villefort, impassive as he was, was struck with this coincidence; and the tremulous voice of Dantes, surprised in the midst of his happiness, struck a sympathetic chord in his own bosom -- he also was on the point of being married, and he was summoned from his own happiness to destroy that of another.
The bullying set of a tremulous jaw; the hard-asnails softness of voice.
A longer break must have been a temptation to some of its more tremulous number, but common sense has prevailed.
"She must stand by her pledges or reduce a once-proud country to a tremulous state that sees Brexit as mere damage limitation" - Tory MP Jacob Rees-Mogg warns Prime Minister Theresa May ahead of next weekend's Cabinet get-together at Chequers.
But there's much more - potent, clever writing and performances, as on the rhapsodic, tremulous Sky Full of Song.
However, this also has repercussions for the impressionable object of her desires, the waif-like and angst-ridden teenager Eva, played with a tremulous efficiency by Julia Sarah Stone.