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nervousness or worry
  • Yet I dared not express my anxiety, lest it should give her offence.
    Chapters 13-15 (45% in)
  • All this time I was deeply anxious to know what she was going to do with me; but she took her dinner in profound silence, except when she occasionally fixed her eyes on me sitting opposite, and said, 'Mercy upon us!' which did not by any means relieve my anxiety.
    Chapters 13-15 (38% in)
  • The anxiety I underwent, in the interval which necessarily elapsed before a reply could be received to her letter to Mr. Murdstone, was extreme; but I made an endeavour to suppress it, and to be as agreeable as I could in a quiet way, both to my aunt and Mr. Dick.
    Chapters 13-15 (59% in)
  • This was my only subject of anxiety, and I felt quite delighted by her referring to it.
    Chapters 13-15 (81% in)
  • Recalled by his request, preferred in quite another tone of voice, I did the honours of the shaving-pot; but I did them with an unsteadiness of hand, a sudden sense of being no match for him, and a perplexed suspicious anxiety as to what he might be going to say next, which I felt could not escape his observation.
    Chapters 25-27 (32% in)
  • That good creature — I mean Peggotty — all untired by her late anxieties and sleepless nights, was at her brother's, where she meant to stay till morning.
    Chapters 31-33 (32% in)
  • If such is the case, and Mr. Micawber forfeits no privilege by entering on these duties, my anxiety is set at rest.
    Chapters 34-36 (94% in)
  • I was in a flutter of pride and anxiety; pride in my dear little betrothed, and anxiety that Agnes should like her.
    Chapters 40-42 (64% in)
  • I was in a flutter of pride and anxiety; pride in my dear little betrothed, and anxiety that Agnes should like her.
    Chapters 40-42 (64% in)
  • 'Do not be troubled,' she said, giving me her hand, 'by our misfortunes and anxieties.
    Chapters 40-42 (72% in)
  • I had a great deal of work to do, and had many anxieties, but the same considerations made me keep them to myself.
    Chapters 43-45 (53% in)
  • Knowing the unfortunate difference between himself and his mother, and what her anxiety of mind was likely to be, I took the liberty of coming home to England, and relating —'
    Chapters 46-48 (17% in)
  • Though he studiously concealed his hand, this morning before breakfast, in writing the direction-card which he attached to the little brown valise of happier days, the eagle-glance of matrimonial anxiety detected, d, o, n, distinctly traced.
    Chapters 49-51 (8% in)
  • She was not quite so self-possessed as usual, I thought; and had evidently undergone anxiety and fatigue.
    Chapters 52-54 (14% in)
  • ' Mr. Micawber's enjoyment of his epistolary powers, in describing this unfortunate state of things, really seemed to outweigh any pain or anxiety that the reality could have caused him.
    Chapters 52-54 (25% in)
  • And really his anxiety to be of use in the investigations we have been making, and his real usefulness in extracting, and copying, and fetching, and carrying, have been quite stimulating to us.'
    Chapters 52-54 (80% in)
  • If there ever was a time when I felt unwilling that you should have a sorrow or anxiety which I could not share, it is now.'
    Chapters 52-54 (96% in)
  • You see us here, quiet in our own home; our anxieties set at rest, our home restored to us; and knowing that, dear Trotwood, you know all.'
    Chapters 58-60 (86% in)
  • In pursuance of my intention of referring to my own fictions only when their course should incidentally connect itself with the progress of my story, I do not enter on the aspirations, the delights, anxieties, and triumphs of my art.
    Chapters 61-62 (1% in)
  • Here, another gentleman asked, with extreme anxiety: 'Are you quite comfortable?'
    Chapters 61-62 (36% in)

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