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apprehension
used in Atlas Shrugged

13 uses
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1  —1 use as in:
apprehension of the situation
Definition
to understand

or:

in psychology and philosophy:  immediate awareness prior to analysis and judgment
  • If anyone has been laboring under such a misapprehension, we are anxious to prove that it is not true.
    2.4 Part 2 Chapter 4 — The Sanction of the Victim (62% in)

There are no more uses of "apprehension" flagged with this meaning in Atlas Shrugged.

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  • They could not decipher the expression on his face, except that it showed no sign of apprehension.
    3.8 Part 3 Chapter 8 — The Egoist (74% in)
  • No, he thought, not dread, there's nothing to fear: just an immense, diffused apprehension, with no source or object.
    1.1 Part 1 Chapter 1 — The Theme (3% in)
  • Whenever she returned, he felt as if the world became clear, simple, easy to face-and he forgot his moments of shapeless apprehension.
    1.1 Part 1 Chapter 1 — The Theme (91% in)
  • But she felt a vague apprehension which she could not define, the suggestion that there was something of grave consequence in whatever had made him say it, something dangerous to him.
    1.4 Part 1 Chapter 4 — The Immovable Movers (99% in)
  • Then, as she watched him, the apprehension vanished.
    1.4 Part 1 Chapter 4 — The Immovable Movers (**% in)
  • There were a few times, that winter, when she felt an undefined apprehension: the professor's words kept returning to her mind, as a warning which she could not explain.
    1.5 Part 1 Chapter 5 — The Climax of the D'Anconias (25% in)
  • But the loudest screaming of the most hysterical editorial roused no emotion in himwhile a variation of a decimal point in a laboratory report on a test of Rearden Metal made him leap to his feet in eagerness or apprehension.
    1.6 Part 1 Chapter 6 — The Non-Commercial (12% in)
  • He had attended to the matter without breaking his chain of appointments, without raising his voice, without sign of strain, uncertainty or apprehension; he had acted with the swift precision of a military commander under sudden fire-and Gwen Ives, his secretary, had acted as his calmest lieutenant.
    1.7 Part 1 Chapter 7 — The Exploiters and the Exploited (81% in)
  • The note of apprehension was obvious in her voice now.
    2.3 Part 2 Chapter 3 — White Blackmail (50% in)
  • She found herself staring at the stubs of her cigarettes in the ashtray stand beside her, and wondered why it gave her a sharper feeling of apprehension.
    2.3 Part 2 Chapter 3 — White Blackmail (51% in)
  • She had never experienced it before, this sense of apprehension at the sight of a prairie, this feeling that the rail was only a fragile thread stretched across an enormous emptiness, like a worn nerve ready to break.
    2.10 Part 2 Chapter 10 — The Sign of the Dollar (1% in)
  • Her faint apprehension grew into a question mark, and the question mark turned into a drill, cutting deeper and deeper into her mind through the evenings that followed-when Galt left the house and she remained alone.
    3.2 Part 3 Chapter 2 — The Utopia of Greed (33% in)

There are no more uses of "apprehension" in Atlas Shrugged.

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