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anxiety
used in A Prayer for Owen Meany

8 uses
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Definition
nervousness or worry
  • My first anxiety about sharing an apartment with Hester was that Owen might disapprove.
    p. 502.4
  • Noah pointed to him, silently, and I shone the flashlight into Owen's wide and darting eyes, which gave his face the sudden anxiety of a cornered mouse.
    p. 77.1
  • You would have thought she had handed him a live armadillo; his little face reflected his devout curiosity and his extreme anxiety.
    p. 123.2
  • It was doubtless a result of my anxiety concerning his sudden entrance that I once tangled my lower lip in his daughter's braces, retreating too quickly from her kiss—certain I had heard the chief's boots creaking in my near vicinity.
    p. 134.2
  • Some technical difficulties with the harness spared Harold Crosby his first sensation of angelic elevation; we noticed that Harold's anxiety concerning heights had caused him to forget the lines of his all-important announcement—or else Harold had not properly studied his part, for he couldn't get past "Be not afraid; for behold, I bring you good news ...." without flubbing.
    p. 172.4
  • I find that Holy Week is draining; no matter how many times I have lived through his crucifixion, my anxiety about his resurrection is undiminished—I am terrified that, this year, it won't happen; that, that year, it didn't.
    p. 283.1
  • We should not allow our anxieties about our pending college admission (or our rejection) to keep us from having a good spring holiday, Mr. Early advised us.
    p. 401.3
  • The alertness and anxiety in the Meanys' expressions suggested to me that they remembered how Owen had reproached them for their uninvited attendance at that Nativity.
    p. 570.6

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