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apprehensive
used in 1776

3 uses
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Definition
worried over possible misfortune
  • He was gravely, realistically apprehensive about the magnitude of the enemy force en route.
    p. 117.7
  • Years later, Henry Clinton would remember Howe being extremely apprehensive.
    p. 170.8
  • 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

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