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- n. the state of being apprehensive
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The quality or state of being apprehensive.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The state or quality of being apprehensive. Readiness to understand.
- n. Fearfulness.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. fearful expectation or anticipation
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TUCKER: In that song, "Long White Dress," the narrator recalls apprehensiveness about getting married.
I have seen, with burning indignation, a malignant beast (I mean man) playing upon that tendency to a terrible apprehensiveness which is born with many men.
This morbid disposition is the parent of a continual apprehensiveness which is shown upon all sorts of occasions.
I feel a kind of apprehensiveness and terror -- yes, terror, which I cannot describe.
And further down the road, what we anticipate and apprehensiveness is that our great Indian neighbor could say ‘we are your friends’ and while saying that, deny us water, said Abida Hussain.
Living without formal immigration status translates into a life of constant apprehensiveness and difficult decisions for unauthorized individuals.
This apprehensiveness became a mania which controlled them even in their sleep.
But his hugeness could not quite overcome his apprehensiveness.
I know that there will be some people who have their own personal biases or apprehensiveness against the event or some of the issues that will be discussed which in itself shows a critical point of the problem and is very disappointing as they do not see the value and potential that this type of work can have to affect the relations amongst different communities.
His brother William leaves us with a scene redolent of the tender apprehensiveness that families have for their most vulnerable members.