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anxiety
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Definition nervousness or worry
  • She suffers from more than the usual pre-test anxiety.
anxiety = nervousness or worry
  • It is a vicious cycle in which worry leads to a drop in the stock market and the drop in the stock market leads to increased anxiety.
  • anxiety = nervousness or worry
  • Researchers pinpointed another gene, this time on chromosome 17, that appears to play a role in regulating anxiety.
  • All day Sonia had been waiting for him in terrible anxiety.
    Fyodor Dostoyevsky  --  Crime and Punishment
  • anxiety = nervousness or worry
  • I've two anxieties, though.
    Anton Chekhov  --  The Cherry Orchard
  • anxieties = things that cause worry
  • I could not conceal my anxiety, and at length determined to follow him.
    Johann Wyss  --  The Swiss Family Robinson
  • anxiety = worry
  • Troy had laughed, but it was with some anxiety that he said...
    Thomas Hardy  --  Far from the Madding Crowd
  • anxiety = nervousness or worry
  • he retired to rest, and despite his anxieties soon fell asleep.
    Thomas Hardy  --  The Return of the Native
  • anxieties = worries
  • Her voice had taken on anxiety;
    Kamala Markandaya  --  Nectar in a Sieve
  • anxiety = nervousness or worry
  • Caspian and Edmund grew white with sickening anxiety.
    C.S. Lewis  --  Prince Caspian: The Return to Narnia
  • anxiety = nervousness or worry
  • Bulstrode went away now without anxiety as to what Raffles might say in his raving,
    George Eliot  --  Middlemarch
  • anxiety = nervousness or worry
  • He felt a churning inside him, a stop-start anxiety.
    Mitch Albom  --  The Five People You Meet in Heaven
  • anxiety = nervousness or worry
  • The anxieties of common life began soon to succeed to the alarms of romance.
    Jane Austen  --  Northanger Abbey
  • anxieties = concerns or worries
  • You mistrust your wife; you have concealed the anxiety with which you watch the development of this experiment.
    Nathaniel Hawthorne  --  The Birthmark
  • anxiety = nervousness or worry
  • You have had every care and anxiety upon yourself alone.
    Jane Austen  --  Pride and Prejudice
  • anxiety = nervousness or worry
  • Ron's nerves were already stretched to the breaking point with anxiety about Harry.
    J.K. Rowling  --  Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone
  • anxiety = worry
  • But the anxiety remained inside him, like a wound that did not close.
    D.H. Lawrence  --  Sons and Lovers
  • anxiety = nervousness or worry
  • Startled as she was, Alice was more frightened for him than for herself at the moment, and watched him with some anxiety as he mounted again.
    Lewis Carroll  --  Through the Looking-Glass
  • anxiety = nervousness or worry
  • Marguerite tried not to look at Brogard, lest she should betray before him the burning anxiety with which she waited for his reply.
    Baroness Orczy  --  The Scarlet Pimpernel
  • anxiety = nervousness or worry
  • I closed my eyes, turned off my anxiety, and prayed.
    Dave Pelzer  --  The Lost Boy
anxiety = nervousness or worry

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