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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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For a long time, the people of Hualien and Taitung apprehensively felt they are second-class citizens, and they are eager for highways similar to those in the west of Taiwan.
Newcomers Leamington Spartans are also joining the fray and looking forward, somewhat apprehensively, to seeing how good they are after a summer of preparation.
My friend nervously and apprehensively invited him into his home to hear his confession.
Nigerian Tribune who went round Enugu metropolis observed that there was almost total compliance between 6 am and 7 am as many people were apprehensively prompting them to remain indoors apparently to avoid confrontation with the separatists, despite police assurance that they would be protected.
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Clenching the wheel apprehensively, he looked for highway patrol cars the entire route.
Unlike during the protests of 2009, and mindful of the generally disappointing outcome of the Arab Spring uprisings, Iran's middle class has so far exercised caution, observing the demonstrations apprehensively and from a distance.
Many teens approach poetry apprehensively, but with persuasion, Nye's thought-provoking and timely collection will serve as a gentle invitation to use poems as tools for making sense of a world in crisis and explaining the strangeness of everyday lives.--Rebecca Jung.
The World Today FRIGHTENING is the only word that comes to mind over the world today, You watch the news apprehensively and then you worry and you pray, Our world leaders need to use some common sense, especially North Korea, with China sitting on the fence, And where will it all end?
There will be an exchange of information between the rock and me, while I'm living inside it." With the two halves closed, viewers apprehensively observed this sculpture, shaped like a brain and inhabited by a human being.
Summary: Just a few years ago Lebanese banks were apprehensively awaiting regulations they expected would impact business.