tremblingly alive to

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  • Deep have been the wounds in this aged heart, not yet weaned from earth, but tremblingly alive to every thing that concerns my children. Cited from The Power of Faith, by Isabella Graham
  • His was a mind peculiarly humble, tremblingly alive to its own deficiencies. Cited from A Love Story, by A Bushman
  • Here was a minister tremblingly alive to his own safety, dead to that of his fellow-citizens, eager to preserve his place, and worse than indifferent about its most important duties. Cited from Works of the Right Honourable Edmund Burke, Vol. V. (of 12), by Burke
  • My heart burns with the love of virtue, I am tremblingly alive to fame: what bitterness then must have been my portion had I first seen you when the wife of another! Cited from The History of Emily Montague, by Frances Brooke
  • His companion would have joined him in his flight, but fear detained him a few minutes too late, and he was seized while tremblingly alive to the joyful prospect of escaping. Cited from Account of the English Colony in New South Wales, Vol. 1, David Collins
  • "Who dares to say so?" said the Constable, tremblingly alive to the honour for which he had encountered so many dangers. Cited from The Betrothed, by Sir Walter Scott
  • His imagination lends to them a thousand secret charms which they possess not; and he cannot be persuaded that they are not tremblingly alive to a passion which they express with so much apparent feeling. Cited from Paris As It Was and As It Is,by Francis W. Blagdon
  • She was not a virtuous woman -- but she felt virtue and loved it; she was not a woman of genius -- but she was tremblingly alive to all the influences of genius. Cited from Ernest Maltravers, E. B. Lytton, Book 2
  • Our poet is not averse to popularity (nay, he is tremblingly alive to it) -- but self-respect is the primary law, the indispensable condition on which it must be obtained. Cited from The Spirit of the Age, by William Hazlitt
  • Tremblingly alive to the importance of a right decision, his prayers were most earnest; and at length, to his unspeakable delight, the word of the law and wrath gave place to that of life and grace. Cited from The Works of John Bunyan Volumes 1-3, John Bunyan
  • A sensibility too tremblingly alive to every affliction of my Freinds, my Acquaintance and particularly to every affliction of my own, was my only fault, if a fault it could be called. Cited from Love and Friendship, et. al., by Jane Austen
  • Tremblingly alive to a sense of delight, and unchilled by disappointment, the young heart welcomes every feeling, not simply painful, with a romantic expectation that it will expand into bliss. Cited from A Sicilian Romance, by Ann Radcliffe
  • Canst thou give to a frame, tremblingly alive to the tortures of suspense, the stability and hardihood of the rock that braves the blast? Cited from The Letters of Robert Burns, by Robert Burns
  • Awhile ago they seemed to be tremblingly alive to the number of those who composed it, to their dark subtlety, to their fierce audacity, to their admiration of everything that passes in France, to their eager desire of a close communication with the mother faction there. Cited from Works of the Right Honourable Edmund Burke, Vol. VI. (of 12), by Burke
  • We have been much surprised by seeing the performers repeatedly laugh in the face of the spectators, a thing which I should least of all have expected in France, where usually, in similar cases, the whole nation is tremblingly alive to the slightest violations of decorum. Cited from Account of a Tour in Normandy, Vol. I (of 2), by Dawson Turner
  • Every possible means is used, even from infancy, to soften the minds of women, and to harden those of men; the contrary endeavor might be of use, for the men creatures are unfeeling enough by nature, and we are born too tremblingly alive to love, and indeed to every soft affection. Cited from The History of Emily Montague, by Frances Brooke