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apprehension
as in:  apprehension about finals


She looked around the examination room with apprehension.
  worry about what is to come
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  • She looked around the examination room with apprehension.
  • She looked forward to meeting his parents, but not without apprehension.
  • Lennie’s face wrinkled with apprehension.
    John Steinbeck  --  Of Mice and Men
  • Roy felt a strange mixture of apprehension and excitement.
    Carl Hiassen  --  Hoot

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  • So the dog made no effort to communicate its apprehension to the man.
    Jack London  --  To Build a Fire
  • The small girls looked on, half with enjoyment, half with apprehension.
    Alan Paton  --  Cry, the Beloved Country
  • Dexter waited with no apprehension of what was coming.
    F. Scott Fitzgerald  --  Winter Dreams
  • Miss Hastings seemed uncomfortable as she watched the blind man walk across the office, and I must admit to feeling a bit of apprehension myself.
    Jim Stovall  --  The Ultimate Gift
  • He whistled his new weapon through the air and struck the ground experimentally, while the dogs leaped aside and whined with apprehension.
    John Steinbeck  --  The Red Pony
  • Tension, apprehension, and dissension have begun.
    Alfred Bester  --  The Demolished Man

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  • Frigid air and snow swirled in little mini-tornadoes into the barn, making me shiver, although it was more from nerves and apprehension than from the cold.
    P.C. Cast & Kristin Cast  --  Betrayed
  • "This," he says, only to me, "is the information that will change everything."
    My legs shake with relief and apprehension.
    Veronica Roth  --  Insurgent
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Associated words [difficulty]:   apprehension [2] , apprehensive [1] , apprehend [3] , apprehend [4]
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Most commonly used in these subjects:   Fine Arts & Music, Classic Literature, Logic & Reasoning
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