He spoke cheerfully, and if he felt any great anxiety, he did not show it.
J.R.R. Tolkien -- The Fellowship of the Ring
As evening approached, my anxiety grew.
Yann Martel -- Life of Pi
I closed my eyes, turned off my anxiety, and prayed.
Dave Pelzer -- The Lost Boy
I have had so much trouble and anxiety of late that I feel I cannot bear more just at present.
Bram Stoker -- Dracula
The crystal merchant awoke with the day, and felt the same anxiety that he felt every morning.
Paulo Coelho -- The Alchemist
He looked up, and saw the anxiety on my face.
Daphne du Maurier -- Rebecca
Now Juana had the baby under her shawl, and she stared at it with anxiety and fear.
John Steinbeck -- The Pearl
Realize that the tension and the headache are anxiety reactions.
Robert Cormier -- I Am the Cheese
I was surprised at the amount of anxiety this caused me, at how much I didn’t want him hurt.
Stephenie Meyer -- The Host
I could not conceal my anxiety, and at length determined to follow him.
Johann Wyss -- The Swiss Family Robinson
As I continued my chores, my anxiety grew.
Dave Pelzer -- A Child Called It
I felt more peaceful, but I didn’t forget my anxieties.
Stephenie Meyer -- Breaking Dawn
Caspian and Edmund grew white with sickening anxiety.
C.S. Lewis -- Prince Caspian: The Return to Narnia
I could feel her anxiety strongly; though quite why she should be so worried was not, at first, clear to me.
John Wyndham -- The Chrysalids
a great anxiety will be off my mind if I know the children are safe with you.
Louisa May Alcott -- Little Women
All day Sonia had been waiting for him in terrible anxiety.
Fyodor Dostoyevsky -- Crime and Punishment
I felt sorry for the old man because people just don’t go around smiling like that all the time unless they’re mentally unbalanced or harboring extreme anxiety.
Paul Zindel -- The Pigman
It will be splendid to have heaps of money and not need to have any anxiety, won’t it?
Henrik Ibsen -- A Doll’s House
there was nothing for him to do but wait; and, oppressed with anxiety and self-reproach, he began to crawl about,
Franz Kafka -- Metamorphosis
I have one anxiety, what will it cost?
Alan Paton -- Cry, the Beloved Country
Marguerite tried not to look at Brogard, lest she should betray before him the burning anxiety with which she waited for his reply.
Baroness Orczy -- The Scarlet Pimpernel
Her voice had taken on anxiety;
Kamala Markandaya -- Nectar in a Sieve
it is better for your patient to be filled with anxiety or hope (it doesn’t much matter which) about this war than for him to be living in the present.
C.S. Lewis -- The Screwtape Letters
A new anxiety began to trouble me.
Harriet Jacobs -- Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl
Despite my growing anxiety, it was glorious up here.
James Patterson -- The Angel Experiment
You mistrust your wife; you have concealed the anxiety with which you watch the development of this experiment.
Nathaniel Hawthorne -- The Birthmark
The anxieties of common life began soon to succeed to the alarms of romance.
Jane Austen -- Northanger Abbey
and to this was soon added some anxiety at the perception that Sarah’s manner towards him began to exhibit a strange fluctuation between an effort at an increased manifestation of regard and involuntary signs of shrinking and dislike.
George Eliot -- Silas Marner
During the first years at Tuskegee I recall that night after night I would roll and toss on my bed, without sleep, because of the anxiety and uncertainty which we were in regarding money.
Booker T. Washington -- Up From Slavery: An Autobiography
The anxiety was baseless. If anyone had become harmless at that time it was the aging and disillusioned Colonel Aureliano Buendia,
Gabriel Garcia Marquez -- One Hundred Years of Solitude
Startled as she was, Alice was more frightened for him than for herself at the moment, and watched him with some anxiety as he mounted again.
Lewis Carroll -- Through the Looking-Glass
But the anxiety remained inside him, like a wound that did not close.
D.H. Lawrence -- Sons and Lovers
said Mrs. Moss, with some anxiety.
George Eliot -- The Mill on the Floss
In their anxiety they knock over a lamp.
August Wilson -- The Piano Lesson
But as soon as her long tapered back had receded down the hall and out the double-locked double doors, we were overcome by gloom shot through with anxiety:
Susanna Kaysen -- Girl Interrupted
It took me a moment to overcome my anxiety and to be able to enjoy his humor.
Jim Stovall -- The Ultimate Gift
The simple act of cutting tomatoes with her by his side eased some of the anxiety he’d felt up to this point.
Nicholas Sparks -- Message in a Bottle
Swann could not without anxiety ask himself what Odette would mean to him in the years that were to come.
Marcel Proust -- Swann’s Way
Troy had laughed, but it was with some anxiety that he said...
Thomas Hardy -- Far from the Madding Crowd
it was just possible, he thought, that a year without anxiety might save this man’s soul.
Graham Greene -- The Power and the Glory