Definitions

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  • verb Simple past tense and past participle of apprehend.

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  • adjective fully understood or grasped

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Examples

  • But it never seems to have occurred to the court of committees that there was any danger to be apprehended from the Dutch, so that they were all the more astonished and chagrined at the failure to establish trade with the Moluccas, where the natives were so friendly to the

    The Great Events by Famous Historians, Volume 11

  • But at the moment when no precaution should have been relaxed, a despatch from the West India directors, who appear to have been misled by advices from London, announced that no danger need be apprehended from the English expedition, as it was sent out by the King only to settle the affairs of his colonies and establish episcopacy, which would rather benefit the company's interests in New Netherlands.

    The Great Events by Famous Historians, Volume 12

  • But at the moment when no precaution should have been relaxed, a dispatch from the West India directors, who appear to have been misled by advices from London, announced that no danger need be apprehended from the English expedition, as it was sent out by the King only to settle the affairs of his colonies and establish episcopacy, which would rather benefit the company's interests in New Netherlands.

    Great Epochs in American History, Vol. II The Planting Of The First Colonies: 1562—1733

  • We were placed between the two extremes of heat and cold, and there was as much danger to be apprehended from the one as the other.

    Roughing It in the Bush

  • The worst that could be apprehended from the Dutch was that they might obtain too large a share of the patronage of the Crown, that they might throw on us too large a part of the burdens of the war, that they might obtain commercial advantages at our expense.

    The History of England, from the Accession of James II — Volume 3

  • 'Ah, Sir!' cried he, 'if you knew how little is to be apprehended from the world, where the whole heart is already absorbed in attachment, contracted in the early dawn of life, and interwoven with the very existence, you would not feel these fears, nor wound me with these doubts.'

    The Old Manor House

  • She is certain that cruelty could never be apprehended from the Gentleman to whom this is addressed; and the poor animal would have suffered more as the victim of domestic economy, than of philosophical curiosity.

    Poems

  • Gallic chiefs, Dagalaiphus and Nevitta; and the most fatal consequences might be apprehended from the discord of two factions, so opposite in their character and interest, in their maxims of government, and perhaps in their religious principles.

    The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire

  • That's where they spent eight days recently on a journey to reach their parents in Boston, until they were apprehended, that is, by Border Patrol agents.

    CNN Transcript Jun 24, 2006

  • That's where they spent eight days recently on a journey to reach their parents in Boston, until they were apprehended, that is, by Border Patrol agents.

    CNN Transcript Jun 20, 2006

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