But there is much diversity of disposition among these creatures, and some are unscared by repeated attacks.
I rose from the thanksgiving—took a resolve—and lay down, unscared, enlightened—eager but for the daylight.
Erect the standard of worldly profit, and thousands will flock to it, unscared by danger, unwearied by labour.
Even the horse and hound are there, your Octoo and Don, faithful friends, unscared by the strange mates that go with you.
The sun set, calm and golden, behind the purple hills, unscared by the lurid glow of a single bonfire.
What variegated plumage did they display, as they flew past the Lady Nisida, unscared by her presence!
The shrinking quail whistled in his garden shrubbery, and fed, unscared, in his carriage-way.
1590s, alteration of Middle English skerren (c.1200), from Old Norse skirra "to frighten; to shrink from, shun; to prevent, avert," related to skjarr "timid, shy, afraid of," of unknown origin. In Scottish also skair, skar, and in dialectal English skeer, skear, which seems to preserve the older pronunciation. To scare up "procure, obtain" is first recorded 1846, American English, from notion of rousing game from cover. Related: Scared; scaring.
"something that frightens; sudden panic, sudden terror inspired by a trifling cause, false alarm," 1520s, alteration of Middle English sker "fear, dread" (c.1400), from scare (v.). Scare tactic attested from 1948.