anxious expression

anxious expression

posture and facial expression suggesting apprehension. See also anxiety.
References in classic literature ?
But when the Nome King came back he brought nothing with him except a puzzled and anxious expression upon his face.
There was a restless, anxious expression in his countenance.
Seeing a very anxious expression in her face, I asked her if she wished to speak to me.
March looked at one another with an anxious expression, as their eyes followed Meg.
I shan't, if you don't go and tell; but of course you will," added Polly, sitting still, while an anxious expression began to steal over her happy face.
Allowing for one shade of anxious expression which is never absent from their countenances, and the like of which we may readily detect in our own faces if we try to feel our way in the dark, every idea, as it rises within them, is expressed with the lightning's speed and nature's truth.
Come here," he said, still keeping his strange eyes fixed on her with an anxious expression.
When I think of that dinner, I'm really angry," he complained, as he noted an anxious expression threatening to set on his wife's face.
There was an anxious expression in them, but it cleared directly.
This remark seemed to make a great impression on Aramis; he looked at Fouquet with the most anxious expression of countenance.
Yet before long he felt a hand laid gently on his shoulder, and, looking up, saw one of his acquaintances, a member of the Royalist club, a young man of a very cheerful disposition but whose face looked down at him with a grave and anxious expression.
Perhaps understandably, telling a parent that their child has hand, foot and mouth disease often results in a slightly anxious expression.