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apprehensive

adjective afraid, agitated, alarmed, anticipative of evil, anxious, aware, bothered, cognizant, concerned, conscious, disquieted, distrustful, expectant, fearful, hesitant, leery, mindful, mistrustful, nervous, pusillanimous, qualmish, sagacious, shrewd, solicitous, suspicious, terrified, timid, tremulous, troubled, uneasy, vigilant, wise, worried
See also: cognizant, leery, perceptive, solicitous, suspicious, vigilant
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Even as he lifted the receiver to his ear, he looked around him half apprehensively.
Nancy, looking at her apprehensively, saw that her small chin was quivering, and that her eyes were full of tears.
Kitty asked apprehensively, catching the gleam of irony that kindled in the prince's eyes at the mention of Madame Stahl.
He slightly slacked the reins on the restless, head-tossing animals, and without need of chirrup they took the weight of the light vehicle and passed up the hill and apprehensively on the inside of the purring machine.
Razumov looked apprehensively towards the door of the outer room as if expecting some shape of evil to turn the handle and appear before him silently.
Philip could hear no word, but he had moved to the opposite side of the piano, and could see Maggie start and blush, raise her eyes an instant toward Stephen's face, but immediately look apprehensively toward himself.
I don't think there's hardly a chance of his really losing it, but carriers are under great temptation to pretend they lose things, no doubt,' said Mrs Nubbles apprehensively, in reference to the first point.
She emerged from the vapours, and Jimmy stared, apprehensively for she looked wild; a massive head of thick hair, purple spirals on her cheeks, and clad in animal skins of some sort.
So, one breezy afternoon earlier this month I approached BurJuman a little apprehensively, my fingers (and toes) crossed.
Trystan Ellis, presenter of S4C's teen programme Mosgito, abseiled apprehensively, with a camera recording his every move for the show.
com, MTV is willingly, albeit apprehensively, handing over the reins of the network to the cast of Jackass for the "JACKASSWORLD: 24 Hour Takeover" -- 24 continuous hours of programming starting noon ET, Saturday, February 23rd through noon ET, Sunday, February 24th.
They have watched apprehensively as Iran built a powerful militia in Lebanon and, on a smaller scale, in Iraq.