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anxiety
used in Pride and Prejudice

19 uses
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Definition
nervousness or worry
  • You have had every care and anxiety upon yourself alone.
    Chapter 47 (91% in)
anxiety = nervousness or worry
  • His anxiety for Jane was evident, and his attentions to herself most pleasing, and they prevented her feeling herself so much an intruder as she believed she was considered by the others.
    Chapter 8 (7% in)
  • Miss Bingley saw, or suspected enough to be jealous; and her great anxiety for the recovery of her dear friend Jane received some assistance from her desire of getting rid of Elizabeth.
    Chapter 10 (82% in)
  • Mary, though pretending not to hear, was somewhat disconcerted; and Elizabeth, sorry for her, and sorry for her father's speech, was afraid her anxiety had done no good.
    Chapter 18 (81% in)
  • Jane recollected herself soon, and putting the letter away, tried to join with her usual cheerfulness in the general conversation; but Elizabeth felt an anxiety on the subject which drew off her attention even from Wickham; and no sooner had he and he companion taken leave, than a glance from Jane invited her to follow her upstairs.
    Chapter 21 (23% in)
  • As for Jane, her anxiety under this suspense was, of course, more painful than Elizabeth's, but whatever she felt she was desirous of concealing, and between herself and Elizabeth, therefore, the subject was never alluded to.
    Chapter 23 (70% in)
  • But I pity her, because she must feel that she has been acting wrong, and because I am very sure that anxiety for her brother is the cause of it.
    Chapter 26 (69% in)
  • I need not explain myself farther; and though we know this anxiety to be quite needless, yet if she feels it, it will easily account for her behaviour to me; and so deservedly dear as he is to his sister, whatever anxiety she must feel on his behalf is natural and amiable.
    Chapter 26 (69% in)
  • I need not explain myself farther; and though we know this anxiety to be quite needless, yet if she feels it, it will easily account for her behaviour to me; and so deservedly dear as he is to his sister, whatever anxiety she must feel on his behalf is natural and amiable.
    Chapter 26 (71% in)
  • He spoke of apprehension and anxiety, but his countenance expressed real security.
    Chapter 34 (31% in)
  • Anxiety on Jane's behalf was another prevailing concern; and Mr. Darcy's explanation, by restoring Bingley to all her former good opinion, heightened the sense of what Jane had lost.
    Chapter 37 (81% in)
  • She was confident of having performed her duty, and to fret over unavoidable evils, or augment them by anxiety, was no part of her disposition.
    Chapter 41 (52% in)
  • Of Mr. Darcy it was now a matter of anxiety to think well; and, as far as their acquaintance reached, there was no fault to find.
    Chapter 44 (68% in)
  • Every day at Longbourn was now a day of anxiety; but the most anxious part of each was when the post was expected.
    Chapter 48 (34% in)
  • When Mrs. Bennet was told of this, she did not express so much satisfaction as her children expected, considering what her anxiety for his life had been before.
    Chapter 48 (69% in)
  • Mrs. Bennet, through the assistance of servants, contrived to have the earliest tidings of it, that the period of anxiety and fretfulness on her side might be as long as it could.
    Chapter 53 (41% in)
  • More thoughtfulness and less anxiety to please, than when they last met, were plainly expressed.
    Chapter 53 (71% in)
  • The same anxiety to get them by themselves was visible again in the evening.
    Chapter 55 (11% in)
  • Elizabeth, feeling all the more than common awkwardness and anxiety of his situation, now forced herself to speak; and immediately, though not very fluently, gave him to understand that her sentiments had undergone so material a change, since the period to which he alluded, as to make her receive with gratitude and pleasure his present assurances.
    Chapter 58 (21% in)

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