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Adjective
Pertaining to someone or thing that causes great fear in others
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“A relentless combatant, Gerulaitis remains a feared opponent because he covers the court so well and never gets tired.”
Verb
Past tense for to be afraid of someone or something when considering them to be dangerous, painful, or harmful
“I fear the things he will do to me if you send me back!”
Verb
Past tense for to have a phobia of
“I fear spiders and anything related to creepy crawlies.”
Verb
(with infinitive) Past tense for to avoid something because one has too many concerns
“I fear having to break out of my comfort zone.”
Verb
(followed by for) Past tense for to show concern on behalf of
“His behavior has been erratic recently, and I fear for his mental health.”
Verb
Past tense for to regard with adoration and reverence, particularly for deities and gods
“Stand before Him, and fear Him!”
Verb
Past tense for to have a sinking feeling
“I fear that the injury toll will continue to rise after the recent disaster.”
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