Is there anything we look forward to and dread as much as the Academy Awards?
Where once there was expectation, thrills, and joy, there is now uncertainty, dread, and fear.
dread hangs in that London fog in a way it never could in mystery stories set in neon-lit New York.
The farm folks, up in this north country, dread the winter; but I was supremely happy, from the day of the first snowfall.
Amidst “all of this pinning and mapping,” Ben confesses to dread and hopelessness.
The girl herself had no compensation for all this dread outlawry.
It is a spectre which “with dread of change perplexes” him who lives at ease.
He saw instantly that her dread was for him, and it made his task the harder.
She was not deterred by this, nor by her dread of the sick man.
Cold with dread I gazed at him in the obscurity of the tent.
late 12c., a shortening of Old English adrædan, contraction of ondrædan "counsel or advise against," also "to dread, fear, be afraid," from on- "against" + rædan "to advise" (see read (v.)). Cognate of Old Saxon andradon, Old High German intraten. Related: Dreaded; dreading. As a noun from 12c.