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She is apprehensive about her new job.
  worried over possible misfortune
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  • She is apprehensive about her new job.
  • She is apprehensive about finals.
  • He was pretty well crocked [drunk], which made me apprehensive.
    S.E. Hinton  --  The Outsiders
  • ...then, heart beating fast, both excited and apprehensive, he set off.
    J.K. Rowling  --  Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban

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  • I watched them go down the road, their shawls close around them, looking back apprehensively at us.
    Ernest Hemingway  --  A Farewell to Arms
  • "I’m feeling apprehensive," he confessed, glad that the appropriate descriptive word had finally come to him.
    Lois Lowry  --  The Giver
  • Thomas looked apprehensive.
    John Steinbeck  --  The Grapes of Wrath
  • She was suddenly apprehensive.
    John Steinbeck  --  Of Mice and Men
  • ...Mr. and Mrs. Granger, who were watching apprehensively.
    J.K. Rowling  --  Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets
  • And then he looked apprehensively to the east.
    John Steinbeck  --  The Pearl

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  • Harry watched apprehensively as the pavement seemed to rise up past the glass windows of the telephone box until darkness closed over their heads.
    J.K. Rowling  --  Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
  • men are flesh and blood, and apprehensive
    William Shakespeare  --  Julius Caesar
  • Father Hooper at first replied merely by a feeble motion of his head; then, apprehensive, perhaps, that his meaning might be doubted, he exerted himself to speak.
    Nathaniel Hawthorne  --  The Minister’s Black Veil
  • Behind her stood the Dwarf and the Skeleton, silent, shifting, apprehensive.
    Ray Bradbury  --  Something Wicked This Way Comes
  • An apprehensive night crawled slowly by like a wounded snake, and sleep did not visit Rainsford, although the silence of a dead world was on the jungle.
    Richard Connell  --  The Most Dangerous Game
  • Jason sat silently, and as I looked at him, I had to admit he did seem very quiet and a bit apprehensive.
    Jim Stovall  --  The Ultimate Gift
  • [Apprehensively.]
    Henrik Ibsen  --  Hedda Gabler
  • When Jean Louise felt apprehensive, expectant, or on edge, especially when confronting her aunt, her brain clicked to the meter of Gilbertian tomfoolery.
    Harper Lee  --  Go Set a Watchman
  • He’s apprehensive as I grab the microphone from him and turn toward the audience.
    Colleen Hoover  --  Slammed
  • Jorge turned in a slow circle, scanning the area around them, and Thomas did the same, wondering what had suddenly made the older man so apprehensive.
    James Dashner  --  The Death Cure
  • Charlie had been apprehensive about meeting with the Jenningses because he thought they wouldn’t like him, but he told me after they left how much they seemed to care about him and how comforting that was.
    Bryan Stevenson  --  Just Mercy
  • I lifted the side of the canoe, stuck out my head, and peered upward into the bewildered and rather apprehensive face of a young man clad all in caribou furs.
    Farley Mowat  --  Never Cry Wolf
  • I asked apprehensively.
    Patrick Rothfuss  --  The Name of the Wind
  • Besides, after last night, my new young master made me more apprehensive than ever.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Trials of Apollo
  • Within minutes they would be admitted to the Learning Institute for the Very Enlightened, and they were apprehensive.
    Trenton Lee Stewart  --  The Mysterious Benedict Society
  • Christopher-John, Little Man, and I exchanged apprehensive glances.
    Mildred D. Taylor  --  Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry
  • One might think we would have celebrated the news, but, in fact, we were apprehensive about what it could mean for us.
    Leon Leyson  --  The Boy on the Wooden Box
  • She could tell by his voice that he was a little apprehensive, but she assured him she just needed a teeny little favor.
    Scott Pratt  --  An Innocent Client
  • When Molly opens the bedroom door to Dina’s and Ralph’s tense and apprehensive faces, she smiles.
    Christina Baker Kline  --  Orphan Train
  • When the wind is blowing, which it almost always is, with the walls groaning and the shutters banging, the rooms overloaded and the staircase wound tightly up through its center, the house seems the material equivalent of her uncle’s inner being: apprehensive, isolated, but full of cobwebby wonders.
    Anthony Doerr  --  All the Light We Cannot See
  • I squeeze my eyes shut apprehensively, not wanting to turn around to see him standing there in all his beautiful glory.
    Colleen Hoover  --  Hopeless
  • All my apprehensive feelings disappeared.
    Pat Conroy  --  The Water is Wide
  • I cried, and then cast an apprehensive glance at a camp policeman nearby.
    Corrie Ten Boom  --  The Hiding Place
  • However, the intense Jewishness of the little scene—like a recitatif in some Yiddish comic opera—caused me to grow a bit apprehensive about another aspect of my onrushing encounter with Leslie.
    William Styron  --  Sophie’s Choice
  • He’s a creature more like myself: alien and apprehensive.
    Margaret Atwood  --  Cat’s Eye
  • Colum MacKenzie had been right to be apprehensive of Jamie’s ambitions.
    Diana Gabaldon  --  Outlander
  • He seemed suddenly apprehensive.
    Bella Forrest  --  A Shade of Vampire
  • Popper had stopped barking and was looking between us apprehensively like he was trying to figure out what was going on.
    Donna Tartt  --  The Goldfinch
  • DANFORTH, apprehensively: What is it, child?
    Arthur Miller  --  The Crucible
  • Phil and Louie looked up apprehensively.
    Laura Hillenbrand  --  Unbroken
  • Or maybe I am too apprehensive about what’s coming to grieve properly.
    Veronica Roth  --  Insurgent
  • We briefed them and wandered, a bit apprehensively, over to the chow hall for lunch.
    Marcus Luttrell  --  Lone Survivor
  • ’It’s the children,’ said Mrs Parsons, casting a half-apprehensive glance at the door.
    George Orwell  --  1984
  • The class murmured apprehensively, should she prove to harbor her share of the peculiarities indigenous to that region.
    Harper Lee  --  To Kill a Mockingbird
  • Arthur struggled to his feet and hugged himself apprehensively.
    Douglas Adams  --  The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy
  • The young woman stepped out of the way, eyeing me a little apprehensively as I followed Farid into the small house.
    Khaled Hosseini  --  The Kite Runner
  • Call us crazy, but we were a little apprehensive this time, almost to the point of not wanting to go.
    Todd Burpo  --  Heaven Is for Real
  • The car of the apprehensive visitor was still there.
    Alice Sebold  --  The Lovely Bones
  • He approached apprehensively, aware now that it was an equal.
    Christopher Paolini  --  Eragon
  • But I was apprehensive about moving away from my friends, from the only world I’d known.
    Wes Moore  --  The Other Wes Moore
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Associated words [difficulty]:   apprehensive [1] , apprehension [2] , apprehension [2] , apprehension [2] , apprehend [3] , apprehend [4]
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