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Atlas Shrugged
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  • Then, as she watched him, the apprehension vanished.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • The note of apprehension was obvious in her voice now.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • They could not decipher the expression on his face, except that it showed no sign of apprehension.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • No, he thought, not dread, there's nothing to fear: just an immense, diffused apprehension, with no source or object.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • Whenever she returned, he felt as if the world became clear, simple, easy to face-and he forgot his moments of shapeless apprehension.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • She found herself staring at the stubs of her cigarettes in the ashtray stand beside her, and wondered why it gave her a sharper feeling of apprehension.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • But the loudest screaming of the most hysterical editorial roused no emotion in himwhile a variation of a decimal point in a laboratory report on a test of Rearden Metal made him leap to his feet in eagerness or apprehension.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • There were a few times, that winter, when she felt an undefined apprehension: the professor's words kept returning to her mind, as a warning which she could not explain.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • But she felt a vague apprehension which she could not define, the suggestion that there was something of grave consequence in whatever had made him say it, something dangerous to him.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • Her faint apprehension grew into a question mark, and the question mark turned into a drill, cutting deeper and deeper into her mind through the evenings that followed-when Galt left the house and she remained alone.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • She had never experienced it before, this sense of apprehension at the sight of a prairie, this feeling that the rail was only a fragile thread stretched across an enormous emptiness, like a worn nerve ready to break.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • He had attended to the matter without breaking his chain of appointments, without raising his voice, without sign of strain, uncertainty or apprehension; he had acted with the swift precision of a military commander under sudden fire-and Gwen Ives, his secretary, had acted as his calmest lieutenant.  (not reviewed by editor)

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