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For all its apprehensiveness, a sickly grin ran round the group.

But I am inclined to think that this apprehensiveness was constitutional.

Even now, she knew that her shoulders were contracted with apprehensiveness.

But his hugeness could not quite overcome his apprehensiveness.

And yet he had just been taking credit for his own freedom from apprehensiveness!

And now, not without a bit of apprehensiveness, he let it out.

But I soon discovered the cause of the sound, and laughed at my own apprehensiveness.

As a result of the apprehensiveness aroused, detachments for self-defense were organized by the Jews of Moscow.

Isabel consented, turning to Morgan, whose habitual expression of apprehensiveness was somewhat accentuated.

The general condition which she presented at this time is described as one of apprehensiveness when at home.

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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