toggle menu
menu
vocabulary
1000+ books
Go to Book

apprehension
used in Sense and Sensibility

10 uses
(click/touch triangles for details)
1  —4 uses as in:
apprehension of the situation
Definition
to understand

or:

in psychology and philosophy:  immediate awareness prior to analysis and judgment
  • — I cannot rest—I shall not have a moment's peace till this is explained—some dreadful misapprehension or other.
    Chapter 28 (63% in)
  • "I have frequently detected myself in such kind of mistakes," said Elinor, "in a total misapprehension of character in some point or other: fancying people so much more gay or grave, or ingenious or stupid than they really are, and I can hardly tell why or in what the deception originated.
    Chapter 17 (71% in)
  • That some kind of engagement had subsisted between Willoughby and Marianne she could not doubt, and that Willoughby was weary of it, seemed equally clear; for however Marianne might still feed her own wishes, SHE could not attribute such behaviour to mistake or misapprehension of any kind.
    Chapter 28 (86% in)
  • I shall never reflect on my former acquaintance with your family in Devonshire without the most grateful pleasure, and flatter myself it will not be broken by any mistake or misapprehension of my actions.
    Chapter 29 (30% in)

There are no more uses of "apprehension" flagged with this meaning in Sense and Sensibility.

Typical Usage  (best examples)
Dictionary / pronunciation — Google®Dictionary list — Onelook.com®Wikipedia Article
?  —6 uses
exact meaning not specified
  • These apprehensions, perhaps, were not founded entirely on reason, and certainly not at all on truth.
    Chapter 34 (32% in)
  • Marianne sighed out her similar apprehension; and Elinor's heart wrung for the feelings of Edward, while braving his mother's threats, for a woman who could not reward him.
    Chapter 37 (87% in)
  • Mrs. Jennings, who had been inclined from the first to think Marianne's complaint more serious than Elinor, now looked very grave on Mr. Harris's report, and confirming Charlotte's fears and caution, urged the necessity of her immediate removal with her infant; and Mr. Palmer, though treating their apprehensions as idle, found the anxiety and importunity of his wife too great to be withstood.
    Chapter 43 (8% in)
  • Her apprehensions once raised, paid by their excess for all her former security; and the servant who sat up with her, for she would not allow Mrs. Jennings to be called, only tortured her more, by hints of what her mistress had always thought.
    Chapter 43 (54% in)
  • Her former apprehensions, now with greater reason restored, left her no doubt of the event; and though trying to speak comfort to Elinor, her conviction of her sister's danger would not allow her to offer the comfort of hope.
    Chapter 43 (62% in)
  • Elinor's delight, as she saw what each felt in the meeting, was only checked by an apprehension of its robbing Marianne of farther sleep;— but Mrs. Dashwood could be calm, could be even prudent, when the life of a child was at stake, and Marianne, satisfied in knowing her mother was near her, and conscious of being too weak for conversation, submitted readily to the silence and quiet prescribed by every nurse around her.
    Chapter 45 (25% in)

There are no more uses of "apprehension" in Sense and Sensibility.

Typical Usage  (best examples)
Dictionary / pronunciation — Google®Dictionary list — Onelook.com®