Daily Dose of Samuel Johnson: TREPIDATION & more

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TREPIDATION (TREPIDA’TION) n.s.[trepidatio, Lat.]1. The state of trembling.

The bow tortureth the string continually, and holdeth it in a continual trepidation. Bacon’s Nat. Hist. No. 137.

All objects of the senses which are very offensive, cause the spirits to retire; upon which the parts, in some degree, are destitute; and so there is induced in them a trepidation and horror. Bacon’s Nat. Hist. No. 793.

Moving of th’ earth brings harms and fears, Men reckon what it did and meant;But trepidation of the spheres, Though greater far, is innocent. Donne.

They pass the planets sev’n, and pass the fix’d, And that crystalline sphere whose balance weighs The trepidation talk’d, and that first-mov’d. Milton.2. State of terrour.

Because the whole kingdom stood in a zealous trepidation of the absence of such a prince, I have been the more desirous to research the several passages of the journey. Wotton.

His first action of note was in the battle of Lepanto; where the success of that great day, in such trepidation of the state, made every man meritorious. Wotton.

Recent references to TREPIDATION on Twitter

@LisaM60949438 These same (republican) reporters act to be for woman’s rights to believe in the rule of law & the law against rap… https://t.co/XT1Kv9h7OL

@UncleBantam @drfc_official More to come? God, I hope not. Hard enough game as it is.

Yours in trepidation

@feismother @funkarooney Indeed. We await #StormBronagh with trepidation! @bronaghbmcc will be at the @DerryGirlsAB event in London tonight. #plug

@racheaissance Was recently prompted to title the last year of my life as a book and came up with “ROSE GOLD OVERTONES: How Not to… https://t.co/6ceqPYxIqu

@theschofy @bbcdoctorwho I see absolutely nothing to get excited about from this trailer, Sorry……All I see is a lot of po… https://t.co/p2EYhdzwrv

@derkiletian @Red_eyedjedi I read about it in an article before I posted & had some trepidation. I’m outraged by what’s happenin… https://t.co/kCM1IyQPBo

@mosspuddle therapy is nerve wracking lately. i’m used to loving therapy and never having any trepidation about going, but this… https://t.co/cybAp3zSg5

@chriscom77 After the rangers game i had no worries about Rosenborg but it seems as if that game was an aberration as we’ve bee… https://t.co/Bj63KfTrcL

@lordRsBiscuits @Tessicat I was so consistently disappointed by so many MKS films, year after year until finally we had Split. So a… https://t.co/aXbyuOiRCQ

@yskitch @JokmanAFC I understand the trepidation on this but hope that the money side of things keep him involved. spending… https://t.co/lcwFpMw9se

@gregorymckenna I know there is some trepidation about this and the steady climb of the back end of the curve the past week or so.… https://t.co/8ByfCvfjGk

@JoshuaMZStanton My #YomKippur #sermon, delivered with much love and more than a little trepidation. https://t.co/0mzgdLX2gF… https://t.co/g2UAcPWBnr

@tjilaw @NYGovCuomo Unfortunately none scheduled in #Westchester. @NYGovCuomo, why is there so much trepidation about letti… https://t.co/0pTnxoifBs

@Un_fates_txt His heart swelled with the hope he had felt when he stumbled upon his companion, as well as a dormant but perceptib… https://t.co/1F0X5wkrFv

@laurus_vagus Come back in an unfortunate accident with hope and trepidation had hardly seen to make a peculiar alien ship rose, as if

@JKAConductor @OliverRPoole @ComposersFest @PhoenixPianos @HastingsObs @ClassicFM We’re waiting with anticipation and no little t… https://t.co/8HQlcOTdpL

@Masonic_Brother Me last night on my way to my 2nd 🙂 the look of fear and trepidation hahaha #smib https://t.co/Gcip6DqzSl

@Trepidation @PlayStation hey can you let the powers that be know we (well at least I) want a Stuntman remake? Thanks. Love you.

@vixonvision @CalumWaddell He seemed like a really nice guy. It’s bizarre what your brain processes when you watch films and the… https://t.co/D2uzJiAUSo

@frugalmaniac U gotta Give it to #Jesus he will take care of it https://t.co/3St3JX4gOH #JesusCalling #Depression https://t.co/gc1n5Aa8oE #follow

Recent references to Samuel Johnson on Twitter

@MikeBarnato #ThursdayThrive "Knowledge is of two kinds: We know a subject ourselves, or we know where where we can find informa… https://t.co/XJjWEFGV0G

@EthicsUnwrapped "Integrity without knowledge is weak and useless, and knowledge without integrity is dangerous and dreadful." -Samuel Johnson

@FrancisMakemie "How small, of all that human hearts endure, that part which laws or kings can cause or cure." Samuel Johnson

@birkie Where is this cool building you ask? It’s the new Samuel C. Johnson Outdoor Center at the OO Trailhead! It’s gett… https://t.co/UHqMdeLWTF

@ParklakesideH “All #travel has its advantages. If the #passenger visits better countries, he may learn to improve his own. And if… https://t.co/woAN54P24z

@Jopolkadot © Samuel Burgess-Johnson

Art for 1975 Album ~ I like it when you sleep For you are so beautiful Yet so unaware of… https://t.co/qbCYSZ24FO

@streamofquotes Nothing is more hopeless than a scheme of merriment. https://t.co/rh2io9C6Kc #quote #SamuelJohnson https://t.co/u8jWcUcg8L

@rex3king Our desires always increase with our possessions.The knowledge that something remains yet un-enjoyed impairs our… https://t.co/QrJFwURaRy

@Careerization "Clear your mind of can’t." ~Samuel Johnson #nothingsimpossible #notcanthow #careerizationquote #professionaldream… https://t.co/o68vnTasVq

@Otakar227 "Ignorance, when it is voluntary, is criminal. And he may properly be charged with evil, who refused to learn how h… https://t.co/0dJk5Uuawg

@QUCFE Agriculture not only gives riches to a nation, but the only riches she can call her own- Samuel Johnson https://t.co/xFI0x63NC6

@6esm You are a contrarian scientist; i.e., climate denier. Science does not influence you. So I will try Samuel Johnson:… https://t.co/tOeGDBWV0Y

@janvalerioti Happiness perceived only when reflected from another. -Samuel Johnson https://t.co/l05ur4foU3

@BBXworld The true measure of a man is how he treats someone who can do him absolutely no good. Samuel Johnson

@streamofquotes Wickedness is always easier than virtue, for it takes a short cut to everything. https://t.co/rh2io9C6Kc #quote… https://t.co/xeD9v71Rxo

@yeffster Our desires always increase with our possessions. The knowledge that something remains yet un-enjoyed impairs our e… https://t.co/zG0iOd9SfE

@ImportExportME Promise, large promise, is the soul of an advertisement. Samuel Johnson

@streamofquotes My dear friend, clear your mind of can’t. https://t.co/rh2io9C6Kc #quote #SamuelJohnson https://t.co/VnlaRCCRE1

@bpositiv_ "Great works are performed, not by strength, but perseverance." – Samuel Johnson #PushAwardsMayWards

@bpositiv_ "Great works are performed, not by strength, but perseverance." – Samuel Johnson #PushAwardsMayWards

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