fear

All Noun Verb
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  • Now struck with fear, her father ordered her to be put to death.
  • The fear of the end and its existence is in other words the fear of death.
  • Have you fear'd the future would be nothing to you? Cited from Leaves of Grass, by Walt Whitman
  • One can say that the formation of communities happened because people lived in fear.
  • Think you that I am not fear'd in field and street? Cited from Collection of Old English Plays, Vol. I., Dodsley
  • This is because the absence of fear can lead to injury or death.
  • What conditions are required and what are appropriate conditions for feeling fear of death?
  • I think he fears that the more you look at him the less you see.
  • At various points, fear of a first strike attack existed on both sides.
  • Yet even then the ever-present Fear was before him. Cited from Miriam's Schooling and Other Papers, by Mark Rutherford
  • There were also those who feared the school would not be Russian enough.
  • He was famous and not only did the people place great faith in him - they feared him.
  • They were fear'd of something, and whatever it was it was coming from the west. Cited from The Path of the King, by John Buchan
  • He has a great deal of confidence in his game and fears no one.
  • This suggests that fear can develop in both conditions, not just simply from personal history.
  • They were driven together into societies for fear of wild animals, he said.
  • It is important to train them to respect, but not fear, their owners and family.
  • And the more numerous and serious the charges, studies have shown, the greater the fear.
  • Although many fears are learned, the capacity to fear is part of human nature.
  • Although many fears are learned, the capacity to fear is part of human nature.
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Meaning of fear

  • noun An emotion experienced in anticipation of some specific pain or danger (usually accompanied by a desire to flee or fight)
  • noun A feeling of profound respect for someone or something
    the fear of God, the Chinese reverence for the dead, the French treat food with gentle reverence, his respect for the law bordered on veneration
  • verb Be afraid or feel anxious or apprehensive about a possible or probable situation or event
    I fear she might get aggressive
  • verb Be afraid or scared of; be frightened of
    I fear the winters in Moscow, We should not fear the Communists!
  • verb Be sorry; used to introduce an unpleasant statement
    I fear I won't make it to your wedding party
  • verb Be uneasy or apprehensive about
    I fear the results of the final exams