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Definitionworried over possible misfortune
- I felt apprehensive that I was personally interested in this dialogue, and sought Mr. Murdstone's eye as it lighted on mine.Chapters 4-6 (30% in)
- I got upon the desk immediately, apprehensive of at least a great dog underneath.Chapters 4-6 (77% in)
- The proposition I originally submitted, was twelve, eighteen, and twenty-four; but I am apprehensive that such an arrangement might not allow sufficient time for the requisite amount of — Something — to turn up.Chapters 52-54 (69% in)
- 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.Chapters 52-54 (75% in)
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