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It is the result of apprehension and misapprehension, and bred of race-fear.

I felt a sudden chill of apprehension, and almost feared to hear the answer.

It was sufficient for him that in her apprehension she had turned to him.

I knew we were going towards the ocean; and my great cause of apprehension was the bar.

Professor Maxon was close behind him, and the faces of both were white with apprehension.

We live in daily apprehension of its loss; yet when lost it is not missed.

There was not, however, any instant cause for such an apprehension.

Had I any the least apprehension of ever being in Mr. Solmes's power, this might have affected me.

Indeed, my dear, said my aunt, you too much justify all your apprehension.

He regarded the lofty ridges and the deep gaps with apprehension.

WORD ORIGIN

"perception, comprehension," late 14c., from Old French apprehension or directly from Latin apprehensionem (nominative apprehensio), noun of action from past participle stem of apprehendere (see apprehend). Sense of "seizure on behalf of authority" is 1570s; that of "anticipation" (usually with dread) is recorded from c.1600.

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