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Apprehension meaning

apprehension - 7 dictionary results

  1. 1. The act of seizing or taking hold of; seizure; as, the hand is an organ of apprehension.
  2. 2. The act of seizing or taking by legal process; arrest; as, the felon, after his apprehension, escaped.
  3. 3. The act of grasping with the intellect; the contemplation of things, without affirming, denying, or passing any judgment; intellection; perception.
  4. 4. Opinion; conception; sentiment; idea.
  5. 5. The faculty by which ideas are conceived; understanding; as, a man of dull apprehension.
  6. 6. Anticipation, mostly of things unfavorable; distrust or fear at the prospect of future evil.
  7. 7. Seizure; conception; fear.

apprehension - examples of usage

  1. The message from her father surprised Katharine, and the others caught from her look, as she turned to go, a vague sense of apprehension. - "Night and Day", Virginia Woolf.
  2. He was relieved, however, from this horrible apprehension, by one of the neighbours who happened to come by, and who informed him that his mother was yet alive. - "Bracebridge Hall, or The Humorists", Washington Irving.
  3. " I don't know- I don't know," said Elmore, in a voice of grief and apprehension, which might well have seemed anxiety for the officer's liberty. - "A Fearful Responsibility and Other Stories", William D. Howells.
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