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Definitions of fear

  1. an anxious feeling; " care had aged him"; " they hushed it up out of fear of public reaction"
  2. be afraid or scared of; be frightened of; " I fear the winters in Moscow"; " We should not fear the Communists!"
  3. be afraid or feel anxious or apprehensive about a possible or probable situation or event; " I fear she might get aggressive"
  4. an emotion experienced in anticipation of some specific pain or danger ( usually accompanied by a desire to flee or fight)
  5. regard with feelings of respect and reverence; consider hallowed or exalted or be in awe of; " Fear God as your father"; " We venerate genius"
  6. be uneasy or apprehensive about; " I fear the results of the final exams"
  7. be sorry; used to introduce an unpleasant statement; " I fear I won't make it to your wedding party"
  8. a profound emotion inspired by a deity; " the fear of God"
  9. A variant of Fere, a mate, a companion.
  10. A painful emotion or passion excited by the expectation of evil, or the apprehension of impending danger; apprehension; anxiety; solicitude; alarm; dread.
  11. Apprehension of incurring, or solicitude to avoid, God's wrath; the trembling and awful reverence felt toward the Supreme Belng.
  12. Respectful reverence for men of authority or worth.
  13. That which causes, or which is the object of, apprehension or alarm; source or occasion of terror; danger; dreadfulness.
  14. To feel a painful apprehension of; to be afraid of; to consider or expect with emotion of alarm or solicitude.
  15. To have a reverential awe of; to solicitous to avoid the displeasure of.
  16. To be anxious or solicitous for.
  17. To suspect; to doubt.
  18. To affright; to terrify; to drive away or prevent approach of by fear.
  19. To be in apprehension of evil; to be afraid; to feel anxiety on account of some expected evil.
  20. The affective response to an actual current external danger which subsides with the elimination of the threatening condition.
  21. Expectation of evil or danger; dread; anxiety; solicitude; reverence.
  22. To regard with apprehension; dread.
  23. To be in dread; feel anxiety.
  24. Apprehension, dread, alarm.
  25. A painful emotion, excited by danger; apprehension of danger or pain; alarm; the object of fear; ( B.) deep reverence; piety towards God.
  26. To regard with fear; to expect with alarm; ( B.) to stand in awe of; to venerate; ( obs.) to terrify; to make afraid.
  27. Alarm; apprehension of evil; reverential awe.
  28. To regard or expect with fear; dread; be afraid.
  29. To be apprehensive or afraid of; be fearful or afraid; venerate; revere.
  30. An emotion excited by threatening or apprehended evil; alarm; dread; terror.
  31. A cause of fear.
  32. Reverence; awe.
  33. A painful emotion excited by the apprehension of evil or impending danger; anxiety; the cause or object of fear; dread; awe; reverence; respect.
  34. To regard with fear; to anticipate with fear; to have a reverential awe of; to suspect; to terrify; to drive away by fear.
  35. To be apprehensive of evil; to be afraid; to doubt.
  36. Apprehension or slight dread of evil; an uneasy or painful emotion excited by impending danger; reverence; due regard.
  37. To feel an uneasy emotion of impending danger; to be anxious; to reverence.
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Usage examples for fear

  1. Besides, it is not true, that I fear nothing and care for nothing. – Hills of the Shatemuc by Susan Warner
  2. What did he fear – Ulysses by James Joyce
  3. Ah, never fear I'll do as well as Jack. – The Conspiracy of Pontiac and the Indian War after the Conquest of Canada by Francis Parkman
  4. She's the one to fear then. – The Millionaire Baby by Anna Katharine Green
  5. So he will care for the child, never fear – A Little Girl in Old Philadelphia by Amanda Minnie Douglas
  6. Agatha faced him, but fear was in her eyes. – The Flaw in the Crystal by May Sinclair
  7. Sma' fear o' that! – Alec Forbes of Howglen by George MacDonald
  8. I do not fear them. – The Maid of Maiden Lane by Amelia E. Barr
  9. You do wrong not to fear him." – The Puppet Crown by Harold MacGrath
  10. And yet it was not fear – Baree, Son of Kazan by James Oliver Curwood
  11. But there was no fear in him. – Black Jack by Max Brand
  12. Yes, Mr. Judson, but you have nothing to fear from me. – The Secret Pact by Mildred A. Wirt
  13. " I fear you need more than that. – Blindfolded by Earle Ashley Walcott
  14. We need have no fear with her. – The Three Cities Trilogy: Paris, Vol. 2 by Emile Zola
  15. It will be bad for him, I fear – The Lifeboat by R.M. Ballantyne
  16. Could it be fear – Jezebel's Daughter by Wilkie Collins
  17. I fear it will come. – The Red Cockade by Stanley J. Weyman
  18. I could again look people in the face without fear – Bye-Ways by Robert Smythe Hichens
  19. But I do not fear – Thomas Wingfold, Curate by George MacDonald
  20. I fear that many would be very far from glad if they thought it would come to- morrow. – Rome, Turkey and Jerusalem by Edward Hoare
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