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apprehensive
used in The Brothers Karamazov

8 uses
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Definition
worried over possible misfortune
  • "Alyosha," he whispered apprehensively, "where's Ivan?"
    Book 3 — The Sensualists (72% in)
  • "And you'd better not have brandy, either," he suggested apprehensively, looking into the old man's face.
    Book 4 — Lacerations (24% in)
  • Trifon Borissovitch looked apprehensively at Mitya, but at once obediently did his bidding.
    Book 8 — Mitya (66% in)
  • The little pan was taken aback and looked apprehensively at Mitya.
    Book 8 — Mitya (81% in)
  • Nikolay Parfenovitch was obviously apprehensive of the effect her appearance might have on Mitya, and he muttered a few words of admonition to him, but Mitya bowed his head in silence, giving him to understand "that he would not make a scene."
    Book 9 — The Preliminary Investigation (88% in)
  • Alyosha said, with an apprehensive feeling.
    Book 11 — Ivan (27% in)
  • I might well have been apprehensive that Dmitri Fyodorovitch would make a scene and carry away that money, for he considered it as good as his own; but who could tell that it would end in a murder like this?
    Book 11 — Ivan (48% in)
  • It is true that after he had taken the final decision, he must have felt apprehensive that he had talked too much about his design beforehand, and that this might lead to his arrest and prosecution afterwards.
    Book 12 — A Judicial Error (49% in)

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