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apprehend
used in
The Scarlet Letter
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apprehend
Used in
The Scarlet Letter
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  • The people look for great things from you, apprehending that another year may come about and find their pastor gone.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • "At least, they shall say of me," thought this exemplary man, "that I leave no public duty unperformed or ill-performed!" Sad, indeed, that an introspection so profound and acute as this poor minister's should be so miserably deceived! We have had, and may still have, worse things to tell of him; but none, we apprehend, so pitiably weak; no evidence, at once so slight and irrefragable, of a subtle disease that had long since begun to eat into the real substance of his character.  (not reviewed by editor)

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