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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


Short "hint"

To be very afraid.

Usage examples (37)
  • I used to dread getting older because I thought I would not be able to do all the things I wanted to do, but now that I am older I find that I don't want to do them.
  • Though through the night I quake in dread of death;
  • And hung my head in dread and would have hid my love,
  • Where the foe's haughty host in dread silence reposes, for more
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