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apprehend
used in The Scarlet Letter

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Definition
fear, or anticipate with worry
  • The people look for great things from you, apprehending that another year may come about and find their pastor gone.
    Chapter 20 — The Minister in a Maze (91% in)
apprehending = fearing

(editor's note:  This sense of the word is more commonly seen in the form apprehensive.)
  • We have had, and may still have, worse things to tell of him; but none, we apprehend, so pitiably weak; no evidence, at once so slight and irrefragable, of a subtle disease that had long since begun to eat into the real substance of his character.
    Chapter 20 — The Minister in a Maze (15% in)
apprehend = fear

(editor's note:  This is commonly seen in the forms apprehensive or apprehension, but it is also seen in this form in classic literature.)
There are no more uses of "apprehend" in The Scarlet Letter.

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