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apprehension

 [ap″re-hen´shun]
1. perception and understanding.
2. anticipatory fear or anxiety.

apprehension

/ap·pre·hen·sion/ (ap″re-hen´shun)
1. perception and understanding.
2. anticipatory fear or anxiety.

apprehension

1. perception and understanding.
2. anticipatory fear or anxiety. See also anxiety.
References in classic literature ?
Added to this, he could not bear the idea of again returning to this dangerous place; and as for the expectation of persuading the Frenchmen to detach a boat's crew for the purpose of rescuing me from the Typees, he looked upon it as idle; and with arguments that I could not answer, urged the improbability of their provoking the hostilities of the clan by any such measure; especially, as for the purpose of quieting its apprehensions, they had as yet refrained from making any visit to the bay.
Now, as the apprehension of the return of my distemper terrified me very much, it occurred to my thought that the Brazilians take no physic but their tobacco for almost all distempers, and I had a piece of a roll of tobacco in one of the chests, which was quite cured, and some also that was green, and not quite cured.
These words were very apt to my case, and made some impression upon my thoughts at the time of reading them, though not so much as they did afterwards; for, as for being DELIVERED, the word had no sound, as I may say, to me; the thing was so remote, so impossible in my apprehension of things, that I began to say, as the children of Israel did when they were promised flesh to eat, "Can God spread a table in the wilderness?
Very ill; frighted almost to death with the apprehensions of my sad condition - to be sick, and no help.
A little better; but under dreadful apprehensions of sickness.
If he had any such apprehension, however, he was speedily reassured by the demeanour of all present.
The old man found me a little confused, and under some concern when he named a Dutch ship, and said to me, "Sir, you need be under no apprehensions of the Dutch; I suppose they are not now at war with your nation?
They are so perpetually alarmed with the apprehensions of these, and the like impending dangers, that they can neither sleep quietly in their beds, nor have any relish for the common pleasures and amusements of life.
The wind whistled, the sea roared, the gloom was only broken by the ghastly glare of the foaming breakers, the minds of the seamen were full of dreary apprehensions, and some of them fancied they heard the cries of their lost comrades mingling with the uproar of the elements.
It is also very easy to manipulate border apprehension statistics: Instruct Border Patrol agents to look the other way.
Its use of apprehension versus detection statistics is an example.
Global Banking News-January 19, 2015--Chinese stocks suffer over apprehension on bank performance