Usage examples for trepidation

  1. And I perceived with a certain trepidation that the papers were some that had been lying on the table at headquarters. – More Tish by Mary Roberts Rinehart
  2. Daisy began to grow warm with trepidation. – Melbourne House by Elizabeth Wetherell
  3. She was, however, in great trepidation at the peremptory tone of the King's despatch. – Project Gutenberg History of The Netherlands, 1555-1623, Complete by John Lothrop Motley
  4. It was therefore not till much later, from Meran, that I risked another appeal, risked it in some trepidation, for she continued to tell me nothing. – Embarrassments by Henry James
  5. I must say that I entered the squire's room with some trepidation, but it was quite unnecessary. – Windyridge by W. Riley
  6. I stammered out something of acceptance and awaited the appointed hour with great trepidation. – Autobiography of Andrew Carnegie by Andrew Carnegie
  7. I motioned to the doctor, but as he insisted that I should take the first view I put my eye to the glass with much trepidation. – Daybreak: A Romance of an Old World by James Cowan
  8. Never with greater trepidation have I entered any room, for I am to open the ball with the butler, and the prospect fills me with dismay. – Nancy A Novel by Rhoda Broughton
  9. He stepped across the threshold; he heard Jacqueline laugh again softly and close the door; then he stood, a prey to profound trepidation. – Max by Katherine Cecil Thurston
  10. With much trepidation Bobby next day suggested in face of the whole group that he and Celia should climb the high hill from which Bobby fondly believed he could see " 'most to Redding." – The Adventures of Bobby Orde by Stewart Edward White
  11. I thought that it might be embarrassing for her, and I knew that it would be embarrassing for me, so that it was not without trepidation that I presented myself at the Fultons' house to keep a riding engagement with Lucy. – We Three by Gouverneur Morris
  12. Laura rose from her chair in the outer office and welcomed her gladly, for, in her nervous trepidation, the minutes had seemed like hours. – A Knight Of The Nineteenth Century by E. P. Roe
  13. The animal fled another way, in equal trepidation at those tongues of flame and loud reports, and Christopher's horse reared and plunged, and deposited him promptly on the sward; but he held the bridle, mounted again, and rode after his companion. – A Simpleton by Charles Reade
  14. Yet, strangely enough, in all his trepidation there was no thought of Dorothy. – Dorothy at Oak Knowe by Evelyn Raymond
  15. It was not without some inward trepidation that Mr Carlyle found himself committed to the adventure. – Max Carrados by Ernest Bramah
  16. " I should suppose- I imagine- I don't suppose it will exceed seven or eight hundred a year," said his son, in the greatest trepidation at this trial of his intellect. – Marriage by Susan Edmonstone Ferrier
  17. Pete had spoken slowly and distinctly, and apparently without the least shadow of trepidation. – The Ridin' Kid from Powder River by Henry Herbert Knibbs