apprehension (n.)
powers of comprehension, understanding
Cor II.iii.223[Sicinius to Citizens, of Coriolanus] took from you / Th'apprehension of his present portance
H5 III.vii.132[Constable to Orleans] If the English had any apprehension, they would run away
Ham II.ii.306[Hamlet to Rosencrantz and Guildenstern, of the nature of man] in apprehension how like a god
Ham IV.i.11[Gertrude to Claudius, of Hamlet] in this brainish apprehension kills / The unseen good old man
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