Certainly, other communities—ultra-Orthodox Jews, for example—are fretting about members who go online, and then astray.
Democrats are already thinking, fretting, asking: How will the President do next Tuesday?
There was fretting about the how he would be tagged for inexperience, the one-term liability.
The designers of these clothes are not fretting about comfort.
He then counseled me not to use up my “remaining days” fretting over Mia.
But to hear them fretting and foaming at the French getting into Milan!
So I rode over to him, and found him on his back, fretting for want of something to do.
Felipe has been ill with a fever; but he is out now, these ten days, and fretting for—for your coming.
fretting about his slang, when he wasn't afraid in that horrible nightmare.
She obeyed because she was afraid she might be fretting him by standing there, and took the seat on the other side of the table.
"be peevish or worried," early 12c., from Old English fretan "eat, devour" (in Old English used of monsters and Vikings; in Middle English used of animals' eating), from Proto-Germanic compound *fra- "for-" + *etan "to eat" (cf. Dutch vreton, Old High German freggan, German fressen, Gothic fraitan). Transitive sense of "eat away" is from late 12c. Figurative sense of "irritate, worry, eat one's heart out" is c.1200. Modern German still distinguishes essen for humans and fressen for animals. Related: Fretted; fretting. As a noun, from early 15c.
"ornamental interlaced pattern," late 14c., from Old French frete "interlaced work, trellis work," probably from Frankish *fetur or another Germanic source (cf. Old English fetor, Old High German feggara "fetter") perhaps from notion of "decorative anklet," or of materials "bound" together. The other noun, "ridge on the fingerboard of a guitar," is c.1500 of unknown origin but possibly another sense of Old French frete.
fretting fret·ting (frět'ĭng)
A hole, or worn or polished spot made on metals by abrasion or erosion.