verb (used with object)
verb (used without object)
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Example sentences from the Web for dread
I spent the last golden days of fall mentally preparing myself to spend winter alone, bundled up in blankets and existential dread.
I started to dread every time I put the oximeter around my finger, fearing this would be the day that the measurement dropped below 95, the bottom end of “normal,” and Carrie would have to take me to the emergency room.As a food writer with covid, I worried I’d lose my sense of taste. It turned out to be much worse.|Tim Carman|November 29, 2020|Washington Post
He tried not to acknowledge Wednesday as the two-year anniversary of his injury and kept noticing, with dread, the rack of throwback jerseys that Washington would wear Sunday that sat all week in the team’s training room.Methodical and efficient, Alex Smith wins first start since before his injury|Les Carpenter|November 23, 2020|Washington Post
There are always holiday naysayers who dread Thanksgiving, loathe “It’s a Wonderful Life” and shout, “Bah, humbug!”
The new Supreme Court term will open on Monday under a cloud of uncertainty — and dread, if you’re a liberal.7 big cases the Supreme Court will hear in its new term, explained|Ian Millhiser|October 1, 2020|Vox
Gävle Goat must be dreading the imminent holiday and his fifty-fifty chance of destruction.
Is it possible to really look forward to something, while dreading it too?
I was dreading that moment, because there I was thinking I was wasting all of my money and I would have no more savings.
For Kentucky fans dreading a gut-wrenching defeat, suddenly the impossible was possible!Was Aaron Harrison’s Game-Winning Three-Pointer ‘Clutch’?|Robert Silverman|April 7, 2014|DAILY BEAST
I became paranoid and avoided her neighborhood, dreading the idea of running into her.
"Yes, yes," cried his lordship impatiently, dreading a repetition of what had occasioned him such intense pain.The World Before Them|Susanna Moodie
She guessed what was coming; she had been a good deal afraid of it all the time; it was her only cause of dreading Coronado.Overland|John William De Forest
It might have been fancied that Nature, dreading his bold spirit, adopted the plan of slowly undermining his bodily power.Toilers of the Sea|Victor Hugo
Michael Strogoff could not help smiling at the epithet bestowed on him, dreading spies as he did above all else.Michael Strogoff|Jules Verne
Quin had been dreading the question, but when it came he did not evade it.Quin|Alice Hegan Rice