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apprehensive
used in Oliver Twist

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Definition
worried over possible misfortune
  • Mr. Brownlow looked apprehensively at Mr. Bumble's pursed-up countenance; and requested him to communicate what he knew regarding Oliver, in as few words as possible.
    Chapter 17 — Oliver's Destiny Continuing Unpropitious, Brings a Great.... (81% in)
  • Encouraging each other with such converse as this; but, keeping very close together, notwithstanding, and looking apprehensively round, whenever a fresh gust rattled through the boughs; the three men hurried back to a tree, behind which they had left their lantern, lest its light should inform the thieves in what direction to fire.
    Chapter 28 — Looks after Oliver, and Proceeds with His Adventures (32% in)
  • 'We—we were only cooling ourselves,' stammered Bumble, looking apprehensively about him.
    Chapter 38 — Containing an Account of What Passed Between Mr. and Mrs.... (23% in)

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