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The mother played her accompaniments and at the same time watched her daughter with greedy admiration and nervous apprehension.
After shoving aside the bushes, and proceeding a few paces, he encountered the females, who awaited the result of the conference with anxiety, and not entirely without apprehension.
Andrews, fawning, their eyes wide with apprehension.
I certainly shall entertain no manner of apprehension, with my father at hand," said Alice with maidenly dignity.
To confess the truth, it was my greatest apprehension -- as it would never be a measure of policy to turn out so quiet an individual as myself; and it being hardly in the nature of a public officer to resign -- it was my chief trouble, therefore, that I was likely to grow grey and decrepit in the Surveyorship, and become much such another animal as the old Inspector.
The first day had been, on the whole, as I have expressed, reassuring; but I was to see it wind up in keen apprehension.
Another runs to read the bill that's stuck against the spile upon the wharf to which the ship is moored, offering five hundred gold coins for the apprehension of a parricide, and containing a description of his person.
There was some apprehension, but no positive alarm, as yet.
said he, suddenly catching his breath, with a ludicrous flourish of apprehension, which made his mistress laugh, spite of herself.
He hesitated, pulled one way by desire, the other way by fear; then he stole to the door and peeped out, listening; and finally crept close to me and put his mouth to my ear and told me his fearful news in a whisper, and with all the cowering apprehension of one who was venturing upon awful ground and speaking of things whose very mention might be freighted with death.
Roxana spoke up sharply now, and there was apprehension in her voice.
The slow days drifted on, and each left behind it a slightly lightened weight of apprehension.