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anxiety
used in 1776

9 uses
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Definition
nervousness or worry
  • "I have been in a continual state of anxiety and expectation .... it has been said 'tomorrow' and 'tomorrow' for this [past] month, but when the dreadful tomorrow will be I know not."
    p. 90.0
  • "This day," he wrote on March 6, "the utmost distress and anxiety among the refugees and associators [Loyalists]....
    p. 98.3
  • THE ALARM AND ANXIETY among the Loyalists was extreme.
    p. 100.0
  • He would later tell Congress he had not a doubt that he could defend the city, and he was eager to do so, for all his anxieties.
    p. 118.2
  • "You can scarcely conceive of the distress and anxiety which she then had," Knox would write to his brother William.
    p. 134.5
  • Like General Putnam, Washington, too, had been awakened in the middle of the night with word of Grant's early assault, and at daybreak, still apprehensive of a second, larger attack on New York, Washington had watched with increasing anxiety as five enemy warships—Roebuck, Asia, Renown, Preston, and Repulse—started for the East River with a favorable wind and tide.
    p. 175.2
  • Afterward, great anxiety, if not panic, set in.
    p. 196.3
  • The anxiety of mind I was in then for the fate of the day....
    p. 232.4
  • After the continuing frustrations and anxieties Lee had subjected him to, there must have been a feeling of deliverance for Washington.
    p. 266.7

There are no more uses of "anxiety" in 1776.

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