ANXIOUS in a Sentence

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 Meanings and Examples of ANXIOUS
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anxious
 a.  worried and nervous; uneasy about an uncertain event or matter
Classic Sentence: (210 in 15 pages)
1  We are anxious to know how you managed it.
A Study In Scarlet By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In PART I: CHAPTER VI. TOBIAS GREGSON SHOWS WHAT HE CAN DO
2  Nevertheless, they were both thoroughly frightened by the rebellion on Animal Farm, and very anxious to prevent their own animals from learning too much about it.
Animal Farm By George Orwell
Get Context   In Chapter IV
3  It was well seasoned, and Whymper had advised Napoleon to sell it; both Mr. Pilkington and Mr. Frederick were anxious to buy it.
Animal Farm By George Orwell
Get Context   In Chapter VII
4  Of the two, Frederick was the more anxious to get hold of it, but he would not offer a reasonable price.
Animal Farm By George Orwell
Get Context   In Chapter VIII
5  Never fear, good people of an anxious turn of mind, that Art will consign Nature to oblivion.
Hard Times By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In BOOK 1: CHAPTER XI
6  You have poured balm into my anxious soul.
Hard Times By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In BOOK 2: CHAPTER I
7  He was anxious to see if she had relapsed since the previous evening.
Hard Times By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In BOOK 2: CHAPTER VII
8  He had a jaded anxious look upon him, and his hand, usually steady, trembled in hers.
Hard Times By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In BOOK 3: CHAPTER I
9  The bearers being now ready to carry him away, and the surgeon being anxious for his removal, those who had torches or lanterns, prepared to go in front of the litter.
Hard Times By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In BOOK 3: CHAPTER VI
10  Hubert shook his head as he received with reluctance the bounty of the stranger, and Locksley, anxious to escape further observation, mixed with the crowd, and was seen no more.
Ivanhoe By Walter Scott
Get Context   In CHAPTER XIII
11  The victorious archer would not perhaps have escaped John's attention so easily, had not that Prince had other subjects of anxious and more important meditation pressing upon his mind at that instant.
Ivanhoe By Walter Scott
Get Context   In CHAPTER XIII
12  So saying, he took an affectionate farewell of Ivanhoe, who expressed an anxious desire to attend upon his deliverer.
Ivanhoe By Walter Scott
Get Context   In CHAPTER XL
13  It was obvious in the anxious brightness of his eyes, how proud he was, after the great shock, of being alive.
Lady Chatterley's Lover By D H Lawrence
Get Context   In Chapter 1
14  But still one little trio was pattering about on tiny feet, alert drab mites, under the straw shelter, refusing to be called in by the anxious mother.
Lady Chatterley's Lover By D H Lawrence
Get Context   In Chapter 10
15  He looked at her, and met her heavy, anxious eyes.
Lady Chatterley's Lover By D H Lawrence
Get Context   In Chapter 12
Example Sentence: (34 in 3 pages)
16  They are anxious that the new course should not be seen as a soft option.
17  He was anxious to the point of neurosis.
18  There is no reason to be anxious about the result.
19  Those anxious for reform say that the present system is too narrow.
20  We had a very anxious time until we knew that they were safe.
21  A desperate tiredness set in after hours of anxious waiting.
22  Men are anxious to improve their circumstances, but are unwilling to improve themselves; they therefore remain bound.
23  Protesters, anxious over the spending cuts, urged councillors to think again before wielding the axe.
24  India is anxious to avoid inflaming tensions with China, which linger from a 1962 border war.
25  So that cooled them down a little, because the people that's always the most anxious for to hang a nigger that hain't done just right is always the very ones that ain't the most uneasy to pay for him when they've got their satisfaction out of him.
26  After a long and anxious night waiting for just the right conditions for launch, Steve Fossett and his ground crew decided to go ahead with his latest attempt at a solo circumnavigation.
27  It was this last remark that had made the whole party look so grave and anxious.
28  He probed the swelling anxiously with his finger.
29  Daniel was shifting anxiously from foot to foot.
30  She read through the casualty list anxiously.