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 Meanings and Examples of APPREHEND
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 v.  take into custody; arrest a criminal; grasp mentally; perceive
Classic Sentence: (38 in 3 pages)
1  When she was dead, I apprehend he first told his daughter what he had done, and then the son became a part of the family, residing in the house you are acquainted with.
Great Expectations By Charles Dickens
Context  Highlight   In Chapter XXII
2  'I apprehend you never supposed my worldly circumstances to be very good,' replied the assistant.
David Copperfield By Charles Dickens
3  I apprehend, if you come to that,' said Mr. Creakle, with his veins swelling again bigger than ever, 'that you've been in a wrong position altogether, and mistook this for a charity school.
David Copperfield By Charles Dickens
4  Steerforth not yet appearing, which induced me to apprehend that he must be ill, I left the Commons early on the third day, and walked out to Highgate.
David Copperfield By Charles Dickens
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER 24. MY FIRST DISSIPATION
5  She began to look with her own eyes; to see and to apprehend the deeper undercurrents of life.
The Awakening By Kate Chopin
Context  Highlight   In XXXII
6  I apprehend that he is rather addicted to profane song.
The Last of the Mohicans By James Fenimore Cooper
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER 2
7  I apprehend he will not have less than seven hundred a year.
Mansfield Park By Jane Austen
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER XXIII
8  In every other respect, in looking around her, or penetrating forward, she saw more to distrust and to apprehend.
Persuasion By Jane Austen
Context  Highlight   In Chapter 22
9  You apprehend it as complex, multiple, divisible, separable, made up of its parts, the result of its parts and their sum, harmonious.
A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man By James Joyce
Context  Highlight   In Chapter 5
10  He was conscious of, but could not apprehend, their wayward and flickering existence.
Dubliners By James Joyce
Context  Highlight   In THE DEAD
11  But here it was with the utmost difficulty that I brought him to apprehend what I meant.
Gulliver's Travels(V2) By Jonathan Swift
Context  Highlight   In PART 4: CHAPTER VI.
12  He combined a true judgment with simplicity of spirit, which was the reason, I apprehend, of his being called Candide.
Candide By Voltaire
Context  Highlight   In I
13  The travellers, however, used such speed as to reach the convent of St Withold's before the apprehended evil took place.
Ivanhoe By Walter Scott
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER XVIII
14  Yet such was the virtue of Miriam's balsam, or such the strength of Ivanhoe's constitution, that he did not sustain from the hurried journey that inconvenience which his kind physician had apprehended.
Ivanhoe By Walter Scott
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER XXVIII
15  knows a decline is apprehended; he saw her this morning: she returns to Wimpole Street to-day; the old lady is come.
Mansfield Park By Jane Austen
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER XLV
Example Sentence:
1  The police will apprehend the culprit and convict him.
2  The police have finally apprehended the killer.