I was dreading that moment, because there I was thinking I was wasting all of my money and I would have no more savings.
I became paranoid and avoided her neighborhood, dreading the idea of running into her.
His campaign is buying time until the debate; flummoxed Republicans are anticipating it—and dreading it.
With Dolly dreading a return across the Atlantic to singledom, Emily strikes upon the idea that she could stay as a temporary PA.
Is it possible to really look forward to something, while dreading it too?
And yet the day174 was not like any other day, because she lay there dreading it more.
Bill had the best of reasons for dreading the denizens of the Saaran desert.
Yet here she was dreading to turn the slip over (she had retrieved it blank side up) and read her doom.
Sam, dreading the inevitable questions, received him a little nervously.
Fritz was alone the object of their fear, but Fritz was a good way off, and there appeared no longer any reason for dreading him.
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.