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Claude, apprehensively anxious, was afraid that she might push the screen aside.

Apprehensively I turned, and sickened to see that that which I had dreaded most was come to pass.

I knew they were all hiding nearby, watching me apprehensively.

"I hope Miss Howes doesn't forget," she said apprehensively.

Margaret looked at it apprehensively, fearing she knew not what.

"Perhaps it is an earthquake," put in the professor, apprehensively.

"I'm afraid they're in some trouble," replied Will apprehensively.

At the subdued tone, the unexpected words, she turned to him apprehensively.

"Oh, I went with him last time," broke in Lucy, apprehensively.

She peered in, apprehensively at first, then with eyes of widening wonder.

WORD ORIGIN

late 14c., "capable of perceiving, fitted for mental impression," from Medieval Latin apprehensivus, from Latin apprehensus, past participle of apprehendere (see apprehend). Meaning "fearful of what is to come" is recorded from 1718, via notion of "capable of grasping with the mind" (c.1600). Related: Apprehensively; apprehensiveness.

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