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[ feerd ]


, Dialect.
  1. afraid; afeard.

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Other Words From

  • un·feared adjective

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Word History and Origins

Origin of feared1

Aphetic form of afeard

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Example Sentences

When I was in Holland, this is the kind of thing people feared.

I thought about the mother, her fear of the dark, of the harm she feared might come to her daughters.

He feared the police might go on strike and join the protestors.

In prison and on the streets they are one of the most feared gangs in America.

After charging at the officer, the teen was sadly but subsequently killed by the officer who feared for his life.

To this, it is greatly to be feared, the fiery Southerns will not submit without an armed struggle.

It is to be feared that the attractions of the house-dinner were not the sole inducement to many of those sitting there.

Yet he feared to meet her eyes, and was glad of a saluting sepoy who swaggered jauntily past the open gate.

He would fear what he did not understand, and he would bow down and pay homage to what he feared.

After looking for them in vain down below he had feared that they might have found their way into the open air.


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