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popular references for fear
— Fear and Trembling: A philosophical exploration of faith and ethics by Sören Kierkegaard. Published in 1843 under the pseudonym Johannes de Silentio.
— Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas: A Savage Journey to the Heart of the American Dream: A roman à clef by gonzo journalist Hunter S. Thompson, illustrated by Ralph Steadman. First printed in 1971 as a two-part series in Rolling Stone magazine, and as a novel in 1972.
— Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas: A film adaptation of the Hunter S. Thompson book, directed by Terry Gilliam. Released in 1998.
— The Culture of Fear: Why Americans Are Afraid of the Wrong Things: 1999 book by sociologist Barry Glassner, examining why Americans' fears are misplaced and exaggerated. Revised and updated in 2010.
— Fear Factor: An American reality game show (2001–2006) in which contestants had to complete a series of dangerous, disgusting, or otherwise fear-inducing stunts.
—No FEAR Act: The Notification and Federal Employee Antidiscrimination and Retaliation Act of 2002 (Public Law 107–174). The act, signed into law by President George W. Bush in 2002, increases Federal agency accountability for acts of discrimination or reprisal against employees.
OTHER WORDS FROM fearself-fearing, adjectiveun·fear·ing, adjective
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The fear is that allowing dirty power plants and industrial facilities to profit by capturing and selling carbon will allow them to stay open longer, with front-line communities suffering from the air pollution.At last, a climate policy platform that can unite the left|David Roberts|July 9, 2020|Vox
He’s sent hundreds of military troops to help feed and care for the seniors in certain homes, where burnout and fear have prompted some staff members to flee their charges.Canada’s “national shame”: Covid-19 in nursing homes|Sigal Samuel|July 7, 2020|Vox
Even in “normal” times, too many people who privately struggle with addiction do not reach out for help for fear of being judged.A guide for companies that want to fight the stigma around opioid addiction|jakemeth|July 6, 2020|Fortune
When the court heard arguments by telephone in May because of the coronavirus outbreak, justices invoked fears of bribery and chaos if electors could cast their ballots regardless of the popular vote outcome in their states.Supreme Court rules states can require presidential electors to back popular vote winner|Rachel Schallom|July 6, 2020|Fortune
Fear automatically triggers a sense of uncertainty and a sense that one cannot control what will happen.How fear and anger change our perception of coronavirus risk|Sujata Gupta|May 14, 2020|Science News
The fear of violence should not determine what one does or does not say.
Stephanie Giorgio, a classical musician, credits The Class for helping her cope with anxiety, focus, fear, and self-doubt.How Taryn Toomey’s ‘The Class’ Became New York’s Latest Fitness Craze|Lizzie Crocker|January 9, 2015|DAILY BEAST
The choice between freedom and fear is not difficult when seen with perspective.
The decision not to run the cartoons is motivated by nothing more than fear: either fear of offending or fear of retaliation.
I thought about the mother, her fear of the dark, of the harm she feared might come to her daughters.I Tried to Warn You About Sleazy Billionaire Jeffrey Epstein in 2003|Vicky Ward|January 7, 2015|DAILY BEAST
What caused the fear which, at the beginning of their interview, had been so apparent?No Clue|James Hay
The fear of its loss can alone teach us the true value of our treasure.Guy Rivers: A Tale of Georgia|William Gilmore Simms
"I fear that the spending of thousands can do no good," said Mr. Low.Phineas Redux|Anthony Trollope
"Let them hate, if they fear us as well," muttered Gregory poring over the mysterious phrases.Masters of the Guild|L. Lamprey
Ah, she need have no fear; I would not trouble her with so much as a word.Wanderers|Knut Hamsun
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Derived forms of fearfearer, nounfearless, adjectivefearlessly, adverbfearlessness, noun
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Idioms and Phrases with fear
see fools rush in where angels fear to tread; for fear of; never fear; put the fear of god in.