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And well might they apprehend so:—For who do you think he is?

Nor let any one apprehend that this subject can ever become trite and vulgar.

"Much the same, I apprehend, as to the rich," answered M'Leod.

Manifest no distrust, or you may invite the danger you appear to apprehend.

If it be for what I apprehend it to be, life will not be supportable upon the terms.

I was commissioned by the king to apprehend the Earl of Huntingdon.

All that I apprehend, may exist merely in my own distempered imagination.

It cannot, cannot be, that I should have cause to apprehend him to be so ungenerous, so bad a man.

But pray, Sir, interrupting him, how came you to apprehend that I should revoke my intention?

Afterwards his master sought to apprehend him and send him off to Jamaica, for sale.

WORD ORIGIN

mid-14c., "to grasp in the senses or mind," from Old French aprendre (12c.) "teach; learn; take, grasp; acquire," or directly from Latin apprehendere "to take hold of, grasp," from ad- "to" + prehendere "to seize" (see prehensile). Metaphoric extension to "seize with the mind" took place in Latin, and was the sole sense of cognate Old French aprendre (Modern French apprendre "to learn, to be informed about;" also cf. apprentice). Original sense returned in English in meaning "to seize in the name of the law, arrest," recorded from 1540s, which use probably was taken directly from Latin. Related: Apprehended; apprehending.

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