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Definition worried over possible misfortune
  • She is apprehensive about her new job.
apprehensive = worried
  • She is apprehensive about finals.
  • apprehensive = worried
  • He was pretty well crocked, which made me apprehensive.
    S.E. Hinton  --  The Outsiders
  • apprehensive = worried
  • I watched them go down the road, their shawls close around them, looking back apprehensively at us.
    Ernest Hemingway  --  A Farewell to Arms
  • apprehensively = worried over possible misfortune
  • ...then, heart beating fast, both excited and apprehensive, he set off.
    J.K. Rowling  --  Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban
  • apprehensive = worried
  • They stopped at an oak tree, delighted, puzzled, apprehensive.
    Harper Lee  --  To Kill a Mockingbird
  • apprehensive = nervous or worried
  • DANFORTH, apprehensively: What is it, child?
    Arthur Miller  --  The Crucible
  • apprehensively = with worry
  • But there was a little shudder of nervousness when he thought about it, about what might happen. Apprehensive, Jonas decided. That's what I am.
    Lois Lowry  --  The Giver
  • apprehensive = worried about what will happen
  • And then he looked apprehensively to the east.
    John Steinbeck  --  The Pearl
  • apprehensively = worriedly over possible misfortune
  • Behind her stood the Dwarf and the Skeleton, silent, shifting, apprehensive.
    Ray Bradbury  --  Something Wicked This Way Comes
  • apprehensive = nervous or worried
  • Thomas looked apprehensive.
    John Steinbeck  --  The Grapes of Wrath
  • apprehensive = worried
  • An apprehensive night crawled slowly by like a wounded snake, and sleep did not visit Rainsford, although the silence of a dead world was on the jungle.
    Richard Connell  --  The Most Dangerous Game
  • apprehensive = full of worry over possible misfortune
  • Jason sat silently, and as I looked at him, I had to admit he did seem very quiet and a bit apprehensive.
    Jim Stovall  --  The Ultimate Gift
  • apprehensive = nervous or worried
  • men are flesh and blood, and apprehensive
    William Shakespeare  --  Julius Caesar
  • apprehensive = nervous or worried
  • She was suddenly apprehensive.
    John Steinbeck  --  Of Mice and Men
  • apprehensive = worried
  • ...Mr. and Mrs. Granger, who were watching apprehensively.
    J.K. Rowling  --  Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets
  • apprehensively = with worry
  • Harry watched apprehensively as the pavement seemed to rise up past the glass windows of the telephone box until darkness closed over their heads.
    J.K. Rowling  --  Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
  • apprehensively = worried over possible misfortune
  • Father Hooper at first replied merely by a feeble motion of his head; then, apprehensive, perhaps, that his meaning might be doubted, he exerted himself to speak.
    Nathaniel Hawthorne  --  The Minister's Black Veil
  • apprehensive = worried
  • [Apprehensively.]
    Henrik Ibsen  --  Hedda Gabler
  • apprehensively = worried over possible misfortune
  •   "Move to the bed, and lie face down. Remove your tunic first."
      Jonas did so, a little apprehensively.
    Lois Lowry  --  The Giver
apprehensively = with concern about what would happen

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