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The Scarlet Letter
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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.
  • 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.

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as in: apprehend the situation Define
to understand
as in: apprehend the criminal Define
to capture and arrest someone suspected of breaking the law
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