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con-trĕmisco , mŭi, 3,
I.v. inch. n. and a.
I. Neutr., to tremble all over, to shake, quake (rare but class.): “totā mente atque omnibus artubus,Cic. de Or. 1, 26, 121; cf.: toto corpore contremisco, Caecin. ap. Cic. Fam. 6, 7, 4: “contremuere,Lucr. 3, 835; Cic. Div. 1, 28, 58; Verg. A. 7, 515; Ov. M. 8, 761.—
B. Transf., of abstract subjects (rare): “cujus in meā causā numquam fides virtusque contremuit,” i. e. have never wavered, Cic. Sest. 31, 68: “quid contremescis senectus,Sen. Contr. 3, 11, 1.—
II. Act., aliquid, to shake on account of something, to tremble at a thing, be afraid of (perh. not ante-Aug.): “non contremiscamus injurias, non vulnera, etc.,Sen. Ep. 65, 24; Sid. Ep. 9, 11: periculum, * Hor. C. 2, 12, 8: “Hannibalem Italia contremuit,Just. 32, 4, 10.
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