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  • noun Plural form of apprehension.

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Examples

  • (Table 36 of the Department of Homeland Security's immigration statistics yearbook for 2005 shows the upticks in apprehensions at Yuma and Tuscon and the downward trends in San Diego and El Centro.)

    Irony and Illegal Immigration

  • The captain had, also, during his very short visit, the satisfaction of observing that the inhabitants of Coron entertained the most serious apprehensions from the French armament, and expressed the greatest possible detestation and abhorrence of that people.

    The Life of the Right Honourable Horatio Lord Viscount Nelson, Volume 1

  • You may be amazed not to see the name of my dear father upon this solemn occasion; but his apprehensions from the smallness of our income

    Juniper Hall: A Rendezvous of Certain Illustrious Personages during the French Revolution, Including Alexandre D'Arblay and Fanny Burney

  • AFTER a long debate with myself how to satisfy you and remove that rock (as you call it), which in your apprehensions is of so great danger, I am at last resolved to let you see that I value your affections for me at as high a rate as you yourself can set it, and that you cannot have more of tenderness for me and my interests than I shall ever have for yours.

    Letters from Dorothy Osborne to Sir William Temple (1652-54)

  • We have some longer-term apprehensions that she'll face issues as she gets older, and we're trying to prepare her for that ...

    KansasCity.com: Front Page

  • We have some longer-term apprehensions that she'll face issues as she gets older, and we're trying to prepare her for that ...

    The Seattle Times

  • The captain had, also, during his very short visit, the satisfaction of observing that the inhabitants of Coron entertained the most serious apprehensions from the French armament, and expressed the greatest possible detestation and abhorrence of that people.

    The Life of the Right Honourable Horatio Lord Viscount Nelson

  • The quietness and usual manner of speaking and looking of Dr. Orkborne, which he had remarked, removed any immediate apprehensions from the assertions of Jacob and Mary; but still he did not like the suggestion; and the carrying off so many books, when he acknowledged he did not mean to read one of them, disturbed him.

    Camilla: or, A Picture of Youth

  • From Antioch to Hadrianople, he traversed the wide extent of his dominions with a numerous and stately train; and as he labored to conceal his apprehensions from the world, and perhaps from himself, he entertained the people of

    The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire

  • George's eyes were keen for the ear marks of the institution to which they were going, but his apprehensions were allayed from moment to moment.

    CREATED HE THEM

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