Origin of apprehension
Examples from the Web for apprehension
There may even be a physiological basis to our apprehension about the “other.”
Did you have any apprehension as far as playing Nancy again?Jessica Alba on 'Sin City,' Typecasting, and How Homophobia Pushed Her Away From the Church|Marlow Stern|August 18, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Soon Arab-American and Muslim-American groups joined in expressing their apprehension.Hollywood’s Major Muslim Problem Doesn't End With 'Alice in Arabia'|Dean Obeidallah|March 22, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Of course, there is plenty to celebrate, but there is an unmistakable sense of apprehension hanging over the anniversary.
It is not apprehension, it is rather a breathless expectancy—of what, God knows!Read ‘The King in Yellow,’ the ‘True Detective’ Reference That’s the Key to the Show|Robert W. Chambers|February 20, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Louis still gazed on him without speaking; but the apprehension in his mind was in his looks.The Pastor's Fire-side Vol. 4 (of 4)|Jane Porter
This apprehension—happily unfounded—was very insular and very English.Americans and Others|Agnes Repplier
But his brothers, hearing him speak of the homeless life, felt their hearts grieved with the apprehension of separation.The Gtakaml|rya Sra
Then I realized with a sudden flash of apprehension why I had not kept my promise—why I could never keep it.The Master Mummer|E. Phillips Oppenheim
They are most wickedly sane, which is why their designs fill me with apprehension.The Historical Nights Entertainment, Second Series|Rafael Sabatini
British Dictionary definitions for apprehension
Word Origin and History for apprehension
"perception, comprehension," late 14c., from Old French apprehension or directly from Latin apprehensionem (nominative apprehensio), noun of action from past participle stem of apprehendere (see apprehend). Sense of "seizure on behalf of authority" is 1570s; that of "anticipation" (usually with dread) is recorded from c.1600.