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anxiety
used in War and Peace

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nervousness or worry
  • But amid these cares her anxiety about Pierre was evident.
    Book One — 1805 (7% in)
  • But in spite of this lowest-grade greeting, a look of anxiety and fear, as at the sight of something too large and unsuited to the place, came over her face when she saw Pierre enter.
    Book One — 1805 (6% in)
  • Though he was certainly rather bigger than the other men in the room, her anxiety could only have reference to the clever though shy, but observant and natural, expression which distinguished him from everyone else in that drawing room.
    Book One — 1805 (6% in)
  • All the affectation of interest she had assumed had left her kindly and tear-worn face and it now expressed only anxiety and fear.
    Book One — 1805 (12% in)
  • "Yes," said the countess when the brightness these young people had brought into the room had vanished; and as if answering a question no one had put but which was always in her mind, "and how much suffering, how much anxiety one has had to go through that we might rejoice in them now!
    Book One — 1805 (36% in)
  • And yet really the anxiety is greater now than the joy.
    Book One — 1805 (36% in)
  • "God be thanked that you are in time," said she to one of the priests; "all we relatives have been in such anxiety.
    Book One — 1805 (70% in)
  • Prince Andrew stood right in front of Kutuzov but the expression of the commander in chief's one sound eye showed him to be so preoccupied with thoughts and anxieties as to be oblivious of his presence.
    Book Two — 1805 (63% in)
  • If a man lacking in self-confidence remains dumb on a first introduction and betrays a consciousness of the impropriety of such silence and an anxiety to find something to say, the effect is bad.
    Book Three — 1805 (23% in)
  • He winked at the butler, whispered directions to the footmen, and awaited each expected dish with some anxiety.
    Book Four — 1806 (29% in)
  • But owing to the superstition that the fewer the people who know of it the less a woman in travail suffers, everyone tried to pretend not to know; no one spoke of it, but apart from the ordinary staid and respectful good manners habitual in the prince's household, a common anxiety, a softening of the heart, and a consciousness that something great and mysterious was being accomplished at that moment made itself felt.
    Book Four — 1806 (58% in)
  • Worn out by sleeplessness and anxiety they threw their burden of sorrow on one another and reproached and disputed with each other.
    Book Five — 1806-07 (34% in)
  • As often happens after long sleeplessness and long anxiety, he was seized by an unreasoning panic—it occurred to him that the child was dead.
    Book Five — 1806-07 (41% in)
  • He did not mention this to his daughter, but Natasha noticed her father's nervousness and anxiety and felt mortified by it.
    Book Eight — 1811-12 (32% in)
  • To her impatience and pining for him were now added the unpleasant recollection of her interview with Princess Mary and the old prince, and a fear and anxiety of which she did not understand the cause.
    Book Eight — 1811-12 (53% in)
  • Anatole followed him with his usual jaunty step but his face betrayed anxiety.
    Book Eight — 1811-12 (90% in)
  • At Anna Pavlovna's they talked with perplexity of Bonaparte's successes just as before and saw in them and in the subservience shown to him by the European sovereigns a malicious conspiracy, the sole object of which was to cause unpleasantness and anxiety to the court circle of which Anna Pavlovna was the representative.
    Book Ten — 1812 (18% in)
  • Though he did not speak, Princess Mary saw and knew how unpleasant every sign of anxiety on his account was to him.
    Book Ten — 1812 (24% in)
  • "Fancy the Emperor's position!" said they, and instead of extolling Kutuzov as they had done the day before, they condemned him as the cause of the Emperor's anxiety.
    Book Twelve — 1812 (8% in)
  • That feeling akin to temptation which had tormented her during her father's illness, since his death, and especially since her meeting with Rostov was smothered by arrangements for the journey, anxiety about her brother, settling in a new house, meeting new people, and attending to her nephew's education.
    Book Twelve — 1812 (28% in)
  • His anger with his wife and anxiety that his name should not be smirched now seemed not merely trivial but even amusing.
    Book Thirteen — 1812 (59% in)
  • He was awaiting Petya's return in a state of agitation, anxiety, and self-reproach for having let him go.
    Book Fourteen — 1812 (50% in)
  • After the encounter at Vyazma, where Kutuzov had been unable to hold back his troops in their anxiety to overwhelm and cut off the enemy and so on, the farther movement of the fleeing French, and of the Russians who pursued them, continued as far as Krasnoe without a battle.
    Book Fifteen — 1812-13 (5% in)
  • During that fortnight of anxiety Natasha resorted to the baby for comfort so often, and fussed over him so much, that she overfed him and he fell ill.
    Book Fifteen — 1812-13 (59% in)
  • While attending to him she bore the anxiety about her husband more easily.
    Book Fifteen — 1812-13 (59% in)

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