apprehension lest

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  • He was filled with apprehension lest David should weaken again, and ask for its return. Cited from The Courage of Marge O'Doone, by James Oliver Curwood
  • I was quite tremulous with apprehension lest he should refuse my request, but he did not. Cited from Dreams and Dream Stories, Anna (Bonus) Kingsford
  • Her apprehension lest he take her hand again was so evident that he refrained, though he slackened his step and kept with her. Cited from The Yoke, by Elizabeth Miller
  • There was great apprehension lest he should upset the boat. Cited from Collections and Recollections, by George William Erskine Russell
  • I was possessed with an apprehension lest the electric light should grow dim, or fail altogether. Cited from Journey to Interior of Earth, by Verne
  • I fairly shook with apprehension lest the mate should come and look in the compass. Cited from The Cruise of the Cachalot, by Frank T. Bullen
  • The fact that the assassins were aware of our knowledge seemed to have caused her the greatest apprehension lest evil should befall us. Cited from The Czar's Spy, by William Le Queux
  • I go to the next point, the apprehensions lest if we based our system on numerical strength alone, a great injustice would be done to your community. Cited from Indian speeches (1907-1909), by John Morley (AKA Viscount Morley)
  • The general was under much apprehension lest the French ambush us here, and so advanced most cautiously, but we saw no sign of any enemy. Cited from A Soldier of Virginia, by Burton Egbert Stevenson
  • For seven years I have lived in constant apprehension lest some evilly-disposed person might lure her from my employment. Cited from Death At The Excelsior, by P. G. Wodehouse
  • His indignation was the hotter for apprehension lest any say that after he had entered a cook-shop the cook had followed him. Cited from 1000 Nights and a Night, Vol. 1, Tr. by Burton
  • I exclaimed breathlessly, surprised at his extraordinary change of manner and his evident apprehension lest something should befall me. Cited from The Czar's Spy, by William Le Queux
  • She was obliged, therefore, to let the matter take its course, though quite sick with apprehension lest a full discovery should follow the projected pursuit. Cited from Memoirs of an Heiress, by Frances Burney
  • Agitated with the pleasure this declaration excited, she yet trembled with apprehension lest she should be discovered. Cited from A Sicilian Romance, by Ann Radcliffe
  • An excellent old gentleman grew hard of hearing, and was beset with apprehension lest he become totally deaf. Cited from Jokes For All Occasions, by Anonymous
  • She trembled with apprehension lest he should enter. Cited from The Weavers, by G. Parker, v5
  • I was so very solicitous that you should see Niagara, that I was constantly filled with apprehension lest something might prevent it. Cited from Memoirs of Aaron Burr, Complete, Matthew L. Davis
  • It was so severe, and his sight was naturally so delicate, that the surgeon felt some apprehensions lest the boy should become totally blind. Cited from True Stories of History and Biography, by Nathaniel Hawthorne
  • The first relief ship promised had not arrived, and the disappointment of the men deepened into apprehension lest the second, also, should fail them. Cited from American Merchant Ships and Sailors, by Willis J. Abbot
  • He was soon driving rapidly away, having a sort of nervous apprehension lest Jane, or the widow, should suddenly appear on the seat beside him. Cited from He Fell In Love With His Wife, by Edward P. Roe
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