But he used a match instead, while Mrs. Effingham watched him apprehensively.
"I hope Miss Howes doesn't forget," she said apprehensively.
The child looked up at Mrs. Kilpatrick apprehensively; then the sunshine of hope broke out again through the cloud.
Margaret looked at it apprehensively, fearing she knew not what.
Washington wrote most apprehensively concerning the situation to the Congress.
"Perhaps it is an earthquake," put in the professor, apprehensively.
He was ever glancing toward the door, not hopefully as hitherto, but apprehensively, fearfully.
"I'm afraid they're in some trouble," replied Will apprehensively.
She gazed at him in silence, and apprehensively, trembling from head to foot.
At the subdued tone, the unexpected words, she turned to him apprehensively.
late 14c., "capable of perceiving, fitted for mental impression," from Medieval Latin apprehensivus, from Latin apprehensus, past participle of apprehendere (see apprehend). Meaning "fearful of what is to come" is recorded from 1718, via notion of "capable of grasping with the mind" (c.1600). Related: Apprehensively; apprehensiveness.