APPREHENSIVE in a Sentence

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 Meanings and Examples of APPREHENSIVE
Definition Example Sentence Classic Sentence
apprehensive
 a.  capable of apprehending; knowing; conscious; relating to the faculty of apprehension; sensible; feeling; perceptive
Classic Sentence: (135 in 10 pages)
1  Gerty lifted an apprehensive look to her pale face, in which the eyes shone with a peculiar sleepless lustre.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 2: Chapter 8
2  Grandmother was apprehensive at once.
My Antonia By Willa Cather
Get Context   In BOOK 2. The Hired Girls: XV
3  Thus unequivocally called on to exercise the functions of his assumed character, Heyward was apprehensive that the smallest delay might prove dangerous.
The Last of the Mohicans By James Fenimore Cooper
Get Context   In CHAPTER 25
4  The Delawares followed to a sufficient distance from their own encampment, and then halted for orders, apprehensive of being led into an ambush.
The Last of the Mohicans By James Fenimore Cooper
Get Context   In CHAPTER 31
5  All looked sad and apprehensive.
Uncle Tom's Cabin By Harriet Beecher Stowe
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXVI
6  As each one took their gift, Miss Ophelia, who was apprehensive for the effect of all this excitement on her little patient, signed to each one to pass out of the apartment.
Uncle Tom's Cabin By Harriet Beecher Stowe
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXVI
7  I know very well that Colonel Brandon is not old enough to make his friends yet apprehensive of losing him in the course of nature.
Sense and Sensibility By Jane Austen
Get Context   In CHAPTER 8
8  With apprehensive caution therefore it was revealed, and he was listened to with unexpected calmness.
Sense and Sensibility By Jane Austen
Get Context   In CHAPTER 50
9  I felt apprehensive that I was personally interested in this dialogue, and sought Mr. Murdstone's eye as it lighted on mine.
David Copperfield By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In CHAPTER 4. I FALL INTO DISGRACE
10  I got upon the desk immediately, apprehensive of at least a great dog underneath.
David Copperfield By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In CHAPTER 5. I AM SENT AWAY FROM HOME
11  'I cannot help thinking,' said Mrs. Micawber, with an air of deep sagacity, 'that there are members of my family who have been apprehensive that Mr. Micawber would solicit them for their names.'
David Copperfield By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In CHAPTER 54. Mr. MICAWBER'S TRANSACTIONS
12  I recall, sir, that on that occasion you went so far as to say you were actually apprehensive of Miss Gradgrind.
Hard Times By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In BOOK 2: CHAPTER VII
13  Higg was about to be thrust out by the compassion of the warders, who were apprehensive lest his clamorous grief should draw upon them reprehension, and upon himself punishment.
Ivanhoe By Walter Scott
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXXVII
14  He is a quick, apprehensive knave, who sees his neighbours blind side, and knows how to keep the lee-gage when his passions are blowing high.
Ivanhoe By Walter Scott
Get Context   In CHAPTER XL
15  Sir Thomas felt as an anxious father must feel, and was indeed experiencing much of the agitation which his wife had been apprehensive of for herself, but had fortunately escaped.
Mansfield Park By Jane Austen
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXI
Example Sentence:
1  They felt apprehensive about the approach of war.
2  We'd been a little apprehensive about their visit.
3  Here I walked about for a long time, feeling very strange, and mortally apprehensive of some one coming in and kidnapping me.
4  The excitement of starting a new job is always mingled with a certain apprehension.
5  She is a girl of weak apprehension.
6  It's normal to feel a little apprehension before starting a new job.
7  His nervous glances at the passersby on the deserted street revealed his apprehension.