For instance, if you were running through a crowd and could not find someone, and you are scared for them, what is that word?

What could fill the blank:

He was running through the crowds, _________ as he tried to find her.

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  • I would use unnerved but it doesn't match the dictionaries' definition : make (someone) lose courage or confidence, so no answer for you ;) – Mazura Feb 2 at 2:39
  • It appears that you are unfamiliar with the basic English word worry and its inflections. – tchrist Feb 2 at 14:36

the English idiom fear for works nicely here. TFD

fear for someone or something

As in:

... and you fear for them ...



fran·ti·cal·ly /ˈfran(t)iklē/ – Google

in a distraught way owing to fear, anxiety, or other emotion.

He ran frantically through the crowds as he tried to find her.

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