Definition of "apprehensions" []

  • Fear or anxiety over what may happen (noun)
  • The act of capturing or arresting (noun)
  • The faculty of comprehending; understanding (noun)
  • A notion or conception (noun)
  • Plural form of apprehension. (noun) (c) HarperCollins Publishers Ltd 2016 : Text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License

Use "apprehensions" in a sentence
  • "(Table 36 of the Department of Homeland Security's immigration statistics yearbook for 2005 shows the upticks in apprehensions at Yuma and Tuscon and the downward trends in San Diego and El Centro.)"
  • "The captain had, also, during his very short visit, the satisfaction of observing that the inhabitants of Coron entertained the most serious apprehensions from the French armament, and expressed the greatest possible detestation and abhorrence of that people."
  • "You may be amazed not to see the name of my dear father upon this solemn occasion; but his apprehensions from the smallness of our income"