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From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishapprehensionap‧pre‧hen‧sion /ˌæprɪˈhenʃən/ ●○○ noun  1 [countable, uncountable]WORRIED anxiety about the future, especially about dealing with something unpleasant or difficult syn anxiety a feeling of apprehension I woke before the alarm, filled with apprehension.2 [uncountable] formalCATCH the act of apprehending a criminal syn arrest3 [uncountable]UNDERSTAND old-fashioned understanding
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apprehensionThe Department of Agriculture was apparently unconcerned about the growing apprehension.Diplomats watched the events with growing apprehension.Moving to-ward them, he felt a chill of apprehension, and panic.He noticed that the veins were standing out on Michael's forehead and against his will felt a surge of apprehension.The discussion centered on our apprehension of the nature of God.I felt a peculiar apprehension, and sensed the woodland spirits of which Mme Guérigny lived in awe.Dad has some apprehensions about having surgery.What is important to me is the apprehension of the person or persons who killed our son.No evidence emerged to justify the apprehension of the authorities, but this did not trouble the court.She has repeatedly emphasized that her novels are linguistically self-conscious explicitly in order to translate the apprehension of the problematic area of language.Authorities then use the profiles to identify suspects and to attempt to elicit confessions after their apprehension.A $100,000 reward is being offered for information leading to apprehension of the killer.
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