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Definition nervousness or worry
  • She suffers from more than the usual pre-test anxiety.
anxiety = nervousness
  • Researchers pinpointed another gene, this time on chromosome 17, that appears to play a role in regulating anxiety.
  • anxiety = nervousness or worry
  • It is a vicious cycle in which worry leads to decreased spending and decreased spending leads to increased anxiety.
  • anxiety = worry
  • When she saw Hortensia's anxiety, Esperanza felt the heavy responsibility for his safety.
    Pam Munoz Ryan  --  Esperanza Rising
  • anxiety = worry
  • I never thought it as much fun as Tarzan, and I played that summer with more than vague anxiety despite Jem's assurances that Boo Radley was dead and nothing would get me, with him and Calpurnia there in the daytime and Atticus home at night.
    Harper Lee  --  To Kill a Mockingbird
  • anxiety = worry
  • All day Sonia had been waiting for him in terrible anxiety.
    Fyodor Dostoyevsky  --  Crime and Punishment
  • anxiety = nervousness or worry
  • I've two anxieties, though.
    Anton Chekhov  --  The Cherry Orchard
  • anxieties = things that cause worry
  • I could not conceal my anxiety, and at length determined to follow him.
    Johann Wyss  --  The Swiss Family Robinson
  • anxiety = worry
  • Troy had laughed, but it was with some anxiety that he said...
    Thomas Hardy  --  Far from the Madding Crowd
  • anxiety = nervousness or worry
  • he retired to rest, and despite his anxieties soon fell asleep.
    Thomas Hardy  --  The Return of the Native
  • anxieties = worries
  • Her voice had taken on anxiety;
    Kamala Markandaya  --  Nectar in a Sieve
  • anxiety = nervousness or worry
  • Caspian and Edmund grew white with sickening anxiety.
    C.S. Lewis  --  Prince Caspian: The Return to Narnia
  • anxiety = nervousness or worry
  • Bulstrode went away now without anxiety as to what Raffles might say in his raving,
    George Eliot  --  Middlemarch
  • anxiety = nervousness or worry
  • He felt a churning inside him, a stop-start anxiety.
    Mitch Albom  --  The Five People You Meet in Heaven
  • anxiety = nervousness or worry
  • The anxieties of common life began soon to succeed to the alarms of romance.
    Jane Austen  --  Northanger Abbey
  • anxieties = concerns or worries
  • You mistrust your wife; you have concealed the anxiety with which you watch the development of this experiment.
    Nathaniel Hawthorne  --  The Birthmark
  • anxiety = nervousness or worry
  • You have had every care and anxiety upon yourself alone.
    Jane Austen  --  Pride and Prejudice
  • anxiety = nervousness or worry
  • Ron's nerves were already stretched to the breaking point with anxiety about Harry.
    J.K. Rowling  --  Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone
  • anxiety = worry
  • But the anxiety remained inside him, like a wound that did not close.
    D.H. Lawrence  --  Sons and Lovers
  • anxiety = nervousness or worry
  • 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
anxiety = nervousness or worry

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