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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!”
To have a phobia of
“I fear spiders and anything related to creepy crawlies.”
(with infinitive) To avoid something because one has too many concerns
“I fear having to break out of my comfort zone.”
(followed by for) To show concern on behalf of
“His behavior has been erratic recently, and I fear for his mental health.”
To regard with adoration and reverence, particularly for deities and gods
“Stand before Him, and fear Him!”
To have a sinking feeling
“I fear that the injury toll will continue to rise after the recent disaster.”
Plural for an unpleasant emotion caused by the perception of danger, pain, or harm
“The people were stricken by fear when they saw the lion break free from his enclosure.”
Plural for a phobia, usually irrational or obsessive
“This is going to sound crazy, but I genuinely have an inexplicable fear of phobias.”
Plural for a feeling of terrified reverence, particularly towards deities
“The fear of God compels you!”
Plural for a concern for something or someone, typically tinged with anxiety
Fear for his wife's safety motivated him to leave the party in a brash manner.”
Plural for the chance of something unpleasant happening
“The fear of a plane going down is highly unlikely.”
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