Trembling - how is it? Origin, meaning, synonyms and sentences

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Trembling - how is it? Origin, meaning, synonyms and sentences
Trembling - how is it? Origin, meaning, synonyms and sentences

Edmund Shklyarsky, the leader of the Picnic group, has these lines: "We are like quivering birds, we are like candles in the wind." Today we will be interested not so much in the adjective as in the adverb, but experience suggests that a conversation cannot do without an adjective. Let's break down the word "quivering". It will be interesting.

Noun origin

Many good and "high" words go out of circulation, or at least they are not used so often in everyday life. Who now remembers the thrill? Lovers when they are at the highest point of their feelings, and lovers of thrillers. And also those who know that there was such a philosopher Soren Kierkegaard, who wrote the work "Fear and Trembling". Here is, perhaps, the entire list of those who are interested in the noun. But we will restore justice and talk about the origins of the word "awe".

Etymological dictionary “stingy with words, like De Niro” (B. Grebenshchikov): the word is common Slavic and comes from the same stem as “to wag” - “knock”. And it means "shake, tremble." And our language keeps some echoeshistorical significance. For example, when mothers reproachfully say about a child: “Why are you shaking over him so much?” In fact, she treats the child in awe. This message is simply misunderstood.

Meaning of adjectives and adverbs

Woman desperately afraid
Woman desperately afraid

An excursion into history, as always, precedes the main section on the meaning of the word. We decided not to deviate from tradition. Let's take a dictionary. The adverb “quiveringly” is something that is not in the dictionary by itself, but there is a related adjective. We will take its meaning as a basis:

  1. Trembling, wavering.
  2. Excited, expressing awe (in the second meaning).
  3. Caught in fear and trembling (in the third meaning). Currently obsolete.

The situation is hopeless: we still have to shed light on the meaning of the word "awe", since the noun plays such an important role in determining the adjective and adverb. So:

  1. Hesitation, shaking.
  2. Strong excitement, tension of feelings (part of the book vocabulary).
  3. Fear, fear.

There are no surprises, but it's always better to check everything once again. Now you can easily understand how it is, reverently. And we move on to the proposals.

Sentences with the word

Shot from the film "Midnight in Paris"
Shot from the film "Midnight in Paris"

The paradoxes of human memory are interesting. You may not remember the exact wording of the rule, but it is great to remember the example. True, it works more when it comes to punctuation, but you can try it with an objectresearch similar crank:

  • He was so sensitive to his library that he locked the room where the books stood: he was afraid that children would disturb the peace of not yet ancient tomes.
  • We are accustomed to treat modernity instrumentally and reverently - to history. It seems that our life is somehow fake, but people used to live - yes, giants and giants. Probably, such a deception of perception is characteristic of all people of all eras.
  • Children can be treated with respect or not, but strictness must still be present.

By the way, as proof of the existence of such nostalgia for the past, we can recommend the reader a wonderful film by Woody Allen "Midnight in Paris" (2011). In it, the protagonist idolized the writers of the 20th century - Hemingway and Fitzgerald. And when I got into their company (how this happened, the reader will understand if he watches the film), he met a girl who wanted to make a time jump for another century and find herself in the 19th century in order to pay her respects to Toulouse-Lautrec and other bohemian idols of the 20th century.


The most important thing, of course, we leave for later.

Rabbit, the hero of Russian fairy tales and not only Russian ones
Rabbit, the hero of Russian fairy tales and not only Russian ones

But that's how you look. In any case, synonyms for "quiveringly" follow:

  • trembling;
  • scared;
  • excited;
  • cowardly.

And that's all, if we talk only about words and leave aside phrases. Of course, we personally do not agree to put on one board and in one list“cowardly” and “quivering”, but the logic of the language requires us to admit that trembling (in one of its meanings) is fear. In addition, if you remember fairy tales, then the hare trembles in front of the wolf, which means that you can’t throw words out of the song. We hope the reader understands what reverently means.

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