APPREHENSION in a Sentence

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 Meanings and Examples of APPREHENSION
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apprehension
 n.  fearful or uneasy anticipation of the future; act of seizing or capturing; understanding
Example Sentence:
1  The excitement of starting a new job is always mingled with a certain apprehension.
2  She is a girl of weak apprehension.
3  It's normal to feel a little apprehension before starting a new job.
4  His nervous glances at the passersby on the deserted street revealed his apprehension.
5  They felt apprehensive about the approach of war.
6  We'd been a little apprehensive about their visit.
7  Here I walked about for a long time, feeling very strange, and mortally apprehensive of some one coming in and kidnapping me.
Classic Sentence: (135 in 10 pages)
1  He looked up in sudden anguished apprehension.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER X
2  Between her nervous apprehension over the thought that Melanie's time was approaching and her unconscious straining to hear the sound of the cannon, she could hardly eat.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXI
3  Her wrinkled black face was a study in anger and apprehension and her lip was pushed out farther than Scarlett could ever remember.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXXV
4  For some time there had been an agitation in Washington to confiscate all "Rebel property" to pay the United States' war debt and this agitation had kept Scarlett in a state of anguished apprehension.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXXVII
5  Her eyes sought his once more, and she smiled inwardly at the tinge of apprehension that she read in them.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 1: Chapter 7
6  But as her glance assured her that they were still beyond ear-shot a sense of pleasure replaced her apprehension.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 1: Chapter 8
7  Lily had such an air of always getting what she wanted that she was used to being appealed to as an intermediary, and, relieved of her vague apprehension, she took refuge in the conventional formula.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 1: Chapter 9
8  There was nothing specific in this apprehension; he merely wished to spare her the embarrassment of being ever so remotely connected with the public washing of the Dorset linen.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 2: Chapter 3
9  Reality outran apprehension; Captain Ahab stood upon his quarter-deck.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 28. Ahab.
10  There was some apprehension, but no positive alarm, as yet.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 128. The Pequod Meets The Rachel.
11  The mother played her accompaniments and at the same time watched her daughter with greedy admiration and nervous apprehension.
The Awakening By Kate Chopin
Get Context   In IX
12  She need have had no apprehension.
The Awakening By Kate Chopin
Get Context   In IX
13  After shoving aside the bushes, and proceeding a few paces, he encountered the females, who awaited the result of the conference with anxiety, and not entirely without apprehension.
The Last of the Mohicans By James Fenimore Cooper
Get Context   In CHAPTER 4
14  Stimulated by apprehension, he left the scout, who immediately entered into a loud conversation with the stranger that had so unceremoniously enlisted himself in the party of travelers that morning.
The Last of the Mohicans By James Fenimore Cooper
Get Context   In CHAPTER 4
15  When they rejoined the expecting and anxious females, he briefly acquainted them with the conditions of their new guide, and with the necessity that existed for their hushing every apprehension in instant and serious exertions.
The Last of the Mohicans By James Fenimore Cooper
Get Context   In CHAPTER 5