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Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
adjective Anx"ious
  1. Full of anxiety or disquietude; greatly concerned or solicitous, esp. respecting something future or unknown; being in painful suspense; -- applied to persons; as, anxious for the issue of a battle.
  2. Accompanied with, or causing, anxiety; worrying; -- applied to things; as, anxious labor."The sweet of life, from which God hath bid dwell far off all anxious cares." [Milton.]
  3. Earnestly desirous; as, anxious to please."He sneers alike at those who are anxious to preserve and at those who are eager for reform." [Macaulay.]
    synonyms: Solicitous; careful; uneasy; unquiet; restless; concerned; disturbed; watchful.

Note: Anxious is followed by foraboutconcerning, etc., before the object of solicitude.

Etymology: L. anxius, fr. angere to cause pain, choke; akin to Gr. 'a`gchein to choke. See Anger

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  1. Eagerly desirous ("anxious to see the new show at the museum")
  2. Causing or fraught with or showing anxiety ("spent an anxious night waiting for the test results" and "cast anxious glances behind her")

From Latin anxius, from angō (“to cause pain, choke”); akin to Ancient Greek ἄγχω (ánkhō, “to choke”). See anger; angst.

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Past life for Anxious born Aug 3, 1931

I do not know how you feel about it, but you were a female in your last earthly incarnation. You were born somewhere around the territory of Southern England approximately on 1425. Your profession was farmer, weaver, and tailor.

You were a seeker of truth and wisdom. You could have seen your future lives. Others perceived you as an idealist illuminating path to the future. Your lesson - to develop kind attitude to people, to acquire gift of understanding and compassion.

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  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
  • 1913 Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary via the Collaborative International Dictionary of English (License)
  • Other Dictionary Sources: WordNet 3.1 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University (License).
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