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a pri hen shuhn

  • n  fearful expectation or anticipation
    the student looked around the examination room with apprehension
  • n  the cognitive condition of someone who understands
  • n  painful expectation
  • n  the act of apprehending (especially apprehending a criminal)

  • The object of all the apprehension is New Mexico State Penitentiary, surely the nation's most notorious prison.
  • Though he may have dodged apprehension, Veliotis is not a free man.
  • Then he coaxes the actress into a long, slow walk that hits the perfect notes of apprehension and anguish.
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  • Khalid Mahmood in Birmingham Post
    But Mr Mahmood said of the statement: "It's not sufficient to alleviate some of the apprehension within the community at the moment. Basically, it's a way of shutting down any further discussion on this. I find it absolutely amazing that they are...
  • Pope Benedict XVI in FOXNews
    Benedict said his Christmas message applied to "wherever an increasingly uncertain future is regarded with apprehension, even in affluent nations."
  • Pervez Musharraf in BBC News
    Despite all rumours, insinuations and every type of apprehension, these elections will be free, fair, transparent and peaceful,Mr Musharraf said in the capital, Islamabad, on Thursday.

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