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  • adj. Thinking about unpleasant things that have happened or that might happen; feeling afraid and unhappy.
  • v. Simple past tense and past participle of worry.

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  • adj. afflicted with or marked by anxious uneasiness or trouble or grief
  • adj. mentally upset over possible misfortune or danger etc


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  • "Of course she was being a worried mum - ­worried that I was cold, that I was depressed - and she was afraid she couldn't help. - Home

  • Her eyes were dark, her expression worried, and her face familiar.

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  • On the effectiveness side, there's the problem that people have to know they actually need the drug, and we're concerned that the people who actually take these drugs are what we call the worried well, individuals that think they're at risk for heart disease but aren't.

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  • Rose jogged after me, her skirt fluttering and her expression worried.

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  • What I am worried is that by not having ANY plates that I would draw attention and therefore get stopped In Mexico by the Police, Military, Federales, etc I might have all the necessary paperwork but it just gives them that excuse.

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  • Yet people like Malek-Wiley remain worried about a unified response from all agencies involved.


  • What will get you worried is when the entire litter goes right in and then some start swimming out into open water!

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  • Their friend Michelle volunteered to be their surrogate, which Scotty thought was a great plan, but Kevin worried she was a “little flaky.”

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  • At any rate, I suspect the reason he actually got worried is because landmarks are hard to come by up here.

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  • Listen to one reporting company conference call after the other and you hear managements saying their business was both good the past quarter as well as extending into year end, but they remain worried about the looming economic slowdown.

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