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From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishapprehensiveap‧pre‧hen‧sive /ˌæprɪˈhensɪv◂/ ●○○ adjective  WORRIEDworried or nervous about something that you are going to do, or about the futureapprehensive about/of We’d been a little apprehensive about their visit.apprehensive that I was apprehensive that something would go wrong. Some had apprehensive looks on their faces.see thesaurus at worriedapprehensively adverb ‘What’s wrong?’ I asked apprehensively.
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apprehensiveTwenty minutes in his company had left Merrill feeling stretched and apprehensive.I must admit that before my baby was born I was very apprehensive about motherhood.No one need be apprehensive about their personal safety; everything is under control.Afterward the architects agreed that they had been very apprehensive about what it would look like.What were the neighbors and zoning board apprehensive about?And she felt just as apprehensive as she always did here.Although a little apprehensive at first of steering such a large boat, we settled into it remarkably quickly.Anne waved her off, watching, nervous and apprehensive, from the upstairs window.Dr Gottlieb reassures apprehensive patients that the operation is a simple procedure.The Secret Service gets apprehensive when people even walk on this part of the colonnade.apprehensive thatThey were deeply involved in the welfare of their families - apprehensive that something might go wrong.
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