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Definition of apprehensive:

  1. Fearful; suspicious; distrustful.

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This graph shows how "apprehensive" have occurred between 1800 and 2008 in a corpus of English books.

Examples of usage for apprehensive:

  1. My mother had greatly recovered, and I had no reason to be apprehensive about her health. "Paddy Finn" , W. H. G. Kingston.
  2. I was, indeed, rather apprehensive that the drays could not reach without difficulty even this point; and I was resolved, on their arrival, to make some arrangement for continuing the journey, without dragging them any further through the heavy sand. "Journal of an Expedition into the Interior of Tropical Australia In Search of a Route from Sydney to the Gulf of Carpentaria (1848) by Lt. Col. Sir Thomas Livingstone Mitchell Kt. D.C.L. (1792-1855) Surveyor-General of New South Wales" , Thomas Mitchell.
  3. And I was suddenly sadly apprehensive, for the cottage was the home of Calliope, who that morning had left the village and had asked me to say nothing about it. "Friendship Village" , Zona Gale.

Quotes for apprehensive:

  1. A tyrant must put on the appearance of uncommon devotion to religion. Subjects are less apprehensive of illegal treatment from a ruler whom they consider god -fearing and pious. On the other hand, they do less easily move against him, believing that he has the gods on his side. - Aristotle
  2. My disorder has been attended with several symptoms of a consumption; and I have been at times apprehensive that my great change was at hand: yet blessed be God, I have never been affrighted; but, on the contrary, at times much delighted with a view of its approach. - David Brainerd
  3. I was apprehensive. I feared every time I talked about poetry, it would be filtered through the lens of race, sex, and age. - Rita Dove
  4. Persons who have been homeless carry within them a certain philosophy of life which makes them apprehensive about ownership. - Jerzy Kosinski
  5. I was apprehensive about bringing off this Homer. - Peter O'Toole

Rhymes for apprehensive:

  1. comprehensive, hypertensive, inexpensive, inoffensive.
  2. counteroffensive.
  3. defensive, expensive, extensive, offensive.
  4. pensive.
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