TREPIDATION in a Sentence

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 Meanings and Examples of TREPIDATION
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 n.  state of alarm or dread; nervous apprehension; involuntary trembling or quivering
Classic Sentence:
1  It was with some trepidation that I perceived the hour approach when I was to repair with my charge to the drawing-room.
Jane Eyre By Charlotte Bronte
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER XVII
2  She had heard nothing of Lady Catherine that spoke her awful from any extraordinary talents or miraculous virtue, and the mere stateliness of money or rank she thought she could witness without trepidation.
Pride and Prejudice By Jane Austen
Context  Highlight   In Chapter 29
3  High in a treetop he stopped, and, poking his head cautiously from behind a branch, looked down with an air of trepidation.
The Red Badge of Courage By Stephen Crane
Context  Highlight   In Chapter 7
4  The mother held on to him with both her shaking hands, and eyed with intense trepidation every one who walked up to examine him.
Uncle Tom's Cabin By Harriet Beecher Stowe
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER XII
5  You cannot think I mean to hurry you," said he, in an undervoice, perceiving the amazing trepidation with which she made up the note, "you cannot think I have any such object.
Mansfield Park By Jane Austen
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER XXXI
6  He carries some creature about with him in that box; about which the landlady seemed to be in considerable trepidation, for she had never seen an animal like it.
The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle
Context  Highlight   In VIII. The Adventure of The Crooked Man
7  Princess Mary went to the door of the study with special trepidation.
War and Peace(V1) By Leo Tolstoy
Context  Highlight   In BOOK 3: CHAPTER V
8  Pierre went into that gloomy study which he had entered with such trepidation in his benefactor's lifetime.
War and Peace(V4) By Leo Tolstoy
Context  Highlight   In BOOK 11: CHAPTER XVIII
9  A certain pride mingled with his parents' trepidation, a certain eagerness, also, to play fast and loose for the names of great foreign cities have at least this virtue.
Dubliners By James Joyce
Context  Highlight   In AFTER THE RACE
10  We do so not without emotion and trepidation.
Les Misérables (V1) By Victor Hugo
Example Sentence:
1  As she entered the office of the dean of admissions, Sharon felt some trepidation about how she would do in her interview.
2  Fearing being grilled ruthlessly by the secret police, Masha faced her inquisitor with trepidation.