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used in The Scarlet Letter

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worry about what is to come
  • Yet these thoughts affected Hester Prynne less with hope than apprehension.
    Chapter 6 — Pearl (6% in)
apprehension = worry
  • The careless security of his life in the Custom-House, on a regular income, and with but slight and infrequent apprehensions of removal, had no doubt contributed to make time pass lightly over him.
    Introductory (34% in)
  • apprehensions = worries
  • To confess the truth, it was my greatest apprehension—as it would never be a measure of policy to turn out so quiet an individual as myself; and it being hardly in the nature of a public officer to resign—it was my chief trouble, therefore, that I was likely to grow grey and decrepit in the Surveyorship, and become much such another animal as the old Inspector.
    Introductory (88% in)
  • apprehension = worry
  • Hester repelled the offered medicine, at the same time gazing with strongly marked apprehension into his face.
    Chapter 4 — The Interview (26% in)
  • apprehension = worry
  • Thus the minister felt no apprehension that Roger Chillingworth would touch, in express words, upon the real position which they sustained towards one another.
    Chapter 20 — The Minister in a Maze (89% in)
apprehension = worry
There are no more uses of "apprehension" in The Scarlet Letter.

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