Fear

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Definition

to fear: to be afraid, frightened, scared
verb
I fear that the clients aren't happy. I'm worried that the clients aren't happy.

a fear: a feeling you have when you are afraid, frightened, scared
noun
a fear of heights vertigo, a scared feeling when you are high in the air

Pronunciation examples
UK: Clowns and terrorist attacks are my greatest fears.
US: She feared her father when she was younger.
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Examples

  • "The principle reason for my resignation is my fear of being murdered."
  • "Rupert : Well Brent, the European Commission has expressed fears that the number of fish in the North Sea is running low due to overfishing."
  • "I fear not only for our safety, but for our sanity."
  • "It must not be taken lightly and therefore it must be entered reverently, discreetly, advisedly, soberly, and in the fear of God."
  • "Not only did you explicitly disobey my wishes, but somehow you managed to kidnap the most feared judge in California - Frederick F."
  • "We've done our best to incorporate new green ideas, but I fear we're only scratching the surface of what could be done."
  • "The idea is that a man can create a sense of untouchable, unquestionable power around himself simply by wearing the perfect suit: colleagues fear him, bosses respect him and clients trust him. All this, thanks to his suit."
  • "Fear of 'manboobs' contributed to the slump in sales of the Kalvin Krime 'Solo' range aimed at the youth market."
  • "Our CEO kindly decided not to press charges, but I fear that one more such incident would tip the balance."
  • "Scientists initially thought that the result was an anomaly, and feared their data was tainted, however repeated testing confirmed that the data was in fact valid."

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