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apprehension
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3 meanings
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1  —as in:
apprehension about finals
Definition worry about what is to come
  • She looked around the examination room with apprehension.
apprehension = worry about what is to come
Other Uses (with this meaning)
  • She looked forward to meeting his parents, but not without apprehension.
  • apprehension = worry about what is to come
  • I had a horrible sinking in my heart, and from Van Helsing's face I gathered that he felt some fear or apprehension as to what was to come.
    Bram Stoker  --  Dracula
  • apprehension = worry
  • Now she is all worry and apprehension and propriety.
    Arthur Miller  --  The Crucible
  • apprehension = concern about what will happen
  • Piggy clasped his hands in apprehension.
    William Golding  --  Lord of the Flies
  • apprehension = worry
  • Ladies in bunches always filled me with vague apprehension and a firm desire to be elsewhere, but this feeling was what Aunt Alexandra called being "spoiled."
    Harper Lee  --  To Kill a Mockingbird
  • apprehension = worry
  • There were three others with us—Phineas in those days almost always moved in groups the size of a hockey team—and they stood with me looking with masked apprehension from him to the tree.
    John Knowles  --  A Separate Peace
  • apprehension = worry
  • "This," he says, only to me, "is the information that will change everything."
    My legs shake with relief and apprehension.
    Veronica Roth  --  Insurgent
  • apprehension = worry about what is to come
  • 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
  • apprehension = worry about what is to come
  • Dexter waited with no apprehension of what was coming.
    F. Scott Fitzgerald  --  Winter Dreams
apprehension = worry

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2  —as in:
apprehension of the criminal
Definition the capture of a criminal
  • The tip led to the criminal's apprehension in Mexico.
apprehension = the capture of a criminal
Other Uses (with this meaning)
  • So far, she has evaded apprehension, but it's just a matter of time.
  • apprehension = the capture of a criminal
  • One must also bear in mind the strange coincidence that what is argued to be a wrong identification led to the apprehension of an associate who immediately confessed.
    Alan Paton  --  Cry, the Beloved Country
apprehension = the capture (typically of a criminal)

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3  —as in:
conscious apprehension is limited
Definition to understand

or:

in psychology and philosophy:  immediate awareness prior to analysis and judgment
  • Apprehension precedes comprehension.
apprehension = to understand

or:

in psychology and philosophy:  immediate awareness prior to analysis and judgment
Other Uses (with this meaning)
  • I was startled and thrilled with my apprehension of the painting.
  • apprehension = to understand

    or:

    in psychology and philosophy:  immediate awareness prior to analysis and judgment
  • What a piece of work is a man! how noble in reason! how infinite in faculty! in form and moving how express and admirable! in action how like an angel! in apprehension how like a god!
    William Shakespeare  --  Hamlet  --  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/What_a_piece_of_work_is_a_man (retrieved 01/01/00)
  • What a piece of work is a man! how noble in reason! how infinite in faculty! in form and moving how express and admirable! in action how like an angel! in apprehension how like a god!
    R.J. Palacio  --  Wonder
apprehension = understanding

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