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apprehension
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The Scarlet Letter
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apprehension
Used in
The Scarlet Letter
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  • Yet these thoughts affected Hester Prynne less with hope than apprehension.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • Hester repelled the offered medicine, at the same time gazing with strongly marked apprehension into his face.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • Thus the minister felt no apprehension that Roger Chillingworth would touch, in express words, upon the real position which they sustained towards one another.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • To confess the truth, it was my greatest apprehension—as it would never be a measure of policy to turn out so quiet an individual as myself; and it being hardly in the nature of a public officer to resign—it was my chief trouble, therefore, that I was likely to grow grey and decrepit in the Surveyorship, and become much such another animal as the old Inspector.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • The careless security of his life in the Custom-House, on a regular income, and with but slight and infrequent apprehensions of removal, had no doubt contributed to make time pass lightly over him.  (not reviewed by editor)

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as in: conscious apprehension is limited
as in: apprehension about finals
as in: apprehension of the criminal
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