apprehension (n.)
conception, grasping by the mind, awareness
Cym IV.ii.110[Belarius to Arviragus, of Cloten] he had not apprehension / Of roaring terrors
LLL IV.ii.68[Holofernes to Nathaniel and Dull, of his literary gift] full of forms, figures, shapes, objects, ideas, apprehensions, motions
MM III.i.81[Isabella to Claudio] The sense of death is most in apprehension [also: sense 1]
R2 I.iii.300[Bolingbroke to John of Gaunt] the apprehension of the good / Gives but the greater feeling to the worse
TC II.iii.114[Agamemnon to Patroclus, of Achilles] his evasion ... / Cannot outfly our apprehensions [also: arrest]
Tim I.i.210[Timon to Apemantus, of his remark] That's a lascivious apprehension
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