Was it to speak of his anxiousness as to the state of her father's health that he had led her there, and that he held her hand?
One day he was seized with anxiousness for his soul's future.
What anxiousness when any danger threatens the hero, be he king's son or a wheat-straw!
By another spring the aching and anxiousness were a little dulled, for habit blunts even the keen edge of mortal pain.
But his father's anxiousness would be greater than his own could be.
And the anxiousness of her spirits directed her eyes towards his figure so repeatedly, as to catch Miss Tilney's notice.
A slight shade of anxiousness showed itself in her eyes, and Betty sat down by her and took her hand.
Each of the three faces was pale enough; but Pamela had the trouble of these two, as well as her own anxiousness in her eyes.
And the anxiousness of the combat and the battle came upon him.
To be happy is a cause of anxiousness to me; he said, I would like to live long in this house.
1620s, from Latin anxius "solicitous, uneasy, troubled in mind" (also "causing anxiety, troublesome"), from angere, anguere "choke, squeeze," figuratively "torment, cause distress" (see anger (v.)). The same image is in Serbo-Croatian tjeskoba "anxiety," literally "tightness, narrowness." Related: Anxiously; anxiousness.