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Definitionnervousness or worry
- Yet he trembled, and turned to Hester, with an expression of doubt and anxiety in his eyes, not the less evidently betrayed, that there was a feeble smile upon his lips.Chapter 23 -- The Revelation of the Scarlet Letter (64% in)
- When the light of the glimmering lantern had faded quite away, the minister discovered, by the faintness which came over him, that the last few moments had been a crisis of terrible anxiety, although his mind had made an involuntary effort to relieve itself by a kind of lurid playfulness.Chapter 12 -- The Minister's Vigil (35% in)
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