The marked caution of the lawyer's reply dwelt uneasily on Miss Garth's mind, until the long-expected event of the day recalled all her thoughts to her one absorbing anxiety
Mary tells me I am changed too; and I don't much wonder at it, for I was in a constant state of agitation and anxiety
all day long: but next time I am determined to take things coolly.
After this, the reader may imagine how excited Boxtel was; with what anxiety
he watched the guards, the Recorder, and the executioner; and with what intense interest he surveyed the movements of Van Baerle.
Whatever the result may be, pray return to me the inclosures which I have trusted to your care, and believe me, dear madam, in much suspense and anxiety
, sincerely yours,
The reader will easily believe, that the cheeks of Mrs Miller began again to glow with additional gratitude to Jones; but, perhaps, it may be more difficult to persuade him, that Mr Jones having in his last speech called her daughter Mrs Nightingale (it being the first time that agreeable sound had ever reached her ears), gave the fond mother more satisfaction, and warmed her heart more towards Jones, than his having dissipated her present anxiety.
Which temper Jones was now in, we leave the reader to guess, having no exact information about it; but this is certain, that he had spent two hours in expectation, when, being unable any longer to conceal his uneasiness, he retired to his room; where his anxiety had almost made him frantick, when the following letter was brought him from Mrs Honour, with which we shall present the reader
Bitter as it was for the princess to see the unhappiness of her eldest daughter, Dolly, on the point of leaving her husband, her anxiety
over the decision of her youngest daughter's fate engrossed all her feelings.
I wished to spare you anxiety, but you must understand that your safety depends upon your remaining in this house, and in keeping apart from all association with
Lucille, I would have spared you this anxiety if I could, but your defiance made it necessary.
Clements knew by experience, was to endeavour to quiet Anne's anxiety of mind, and for this purpose the good woman went herself the next day to the lake, to try if she could find Lady Glyde (who would be sure, as Anne said, to take her daily walk to the boat-house), and prevail on her to come back privately to the cottage near Sandon.
Clements at once confided her errand to him, and entreated that he would help to allay Anne's anxiety by trusting his message to her.
The endeavour to keep him from making himself objectionable in any way to the master of the house put no inconsiderable anxiety
into these two women's lives.
He sat all night in an easy-chair in the same room--dozing a little now and then--and received from time to time the reports of John Grueby and two or three other trustworthy persons in his employ, who went out into the streets as scouts; and for whose entertainment an ample allowance of good cheer (which the old vintner, despite his anxiety, now and then attacked himself) was set forth in an adjoining chamber.
At length they were heard approaching the house, and some minutes of terrible anxiety ensued.
Level of library anxiety
among students in different fields