anxiety


anxiety
01. She tried to sound happy, but I could hear the [anxiety] in her voice.
02. We are [anxious] to hear whether or not he got the job.
03. Families of the airline passengers waited [anxiously] for news of the plane crash.
04. His voice was full of [anxiety] when we spoke to him on the phone about the accident.
05. The students were [anxiously] waiting for the results of their final exam.
06. Sorry I yelled at you; I'm a little [anxious] about my job right now.
07. The Swedish Olympic hockey team is [anxious] to play the Czechs again for the gold medal.
08. Arthur Roche once described [anxiety] as a thin stream of fear trickling through the mind.
09. Thousands of Americans waited [anxiously] for news of loved ones who were working in the World Trade Center at the time of the terrorist attacks.
10. I felt really [anxious] at the beginning of the test, but once I realized that the questions weren't too difficult, I was able to calm down.
11. American President Theodore Roosevelt was [anxious] to arrange an agreement for building a canal across Panama.
12. Narcotic drugs are known to depress the nervous system activity, in addition to reducing sensitivity to pain, and feelings of [anxiety].
13. Psychologists will diagnose an [anxiety] disorder when levels of worry become so extreme that the person's behavior is impaired.
14. The young bride waited [anxiously] for her future husband to enter the church.
15. Stress and [anxiety] levels play a large role in pregnant women's daily health.
16. A recent study shows that children who are spanked for bad behavior are more likely to be aggressive or [anxious] than those who are disciplined in other ways.

Grammatical examples in English. 2013.

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