[ UK /fˈi‍ə/ ]
[ US /ˈfɪɹ/ ]
  1. be uneasy or apprehensive about
    I fear the results of the final exams
  2. be afraid or feel anxious or apprehensive about a possible or probable situation or event
    I fear she might get aggressive
  3. be sorry; used to introduce an unpleasant statement
    I fear I won't make it to your wedding party
  4. be afraid or scared of; be frightened of
    I fear the winters in Moscow
    We should not fear the Communists!
  5. regard with feelings of respect and reverence; consider hallowed or exalted or be in awe of
    We venerate genius
    Fear God as your father
  1. a feeling of profound respect for someone or something
    the French treat food with gentle reverence
    the fear of God
    the Chinese reverence for the dead
    his respect for the law bordered on veneration
  2. an emotion experienced in anticipation of some specific pain or danger (usually accompanied by a desire to flee or fight)
  3. an anxious feeling
    care had aged him
    they hushed it up out of fear of public reaction
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How To Use fear In A Sentence

  • Not bad for someone who failed to shine at school and feared he would end up in a coalyard. The Sun
  • Here's the good news: When you bring what I call unconditional presence to the trance of fear, you create the foundation for true spiritual awakening. Undefined
  • I am from the Jewish origin and I can talk a lot about Jewish trends including a paranoidal fear that 'someone will get us this time.' OpEdNews - Diary: Black Americans Don't Get It
  • I blame it all on becca who called me in the middle of the night to talk to me all about how the two best friends names are Kate and Becca and that the main character lives in apartment 601 as my address and other kooky details that i have been trying to forget nightly since i saw that movie, And then every sound is that kid coming out of the television and im only writing about it now in order to expunge as i fear she will grab hold of my foot from under the desk and eat me or turn me into something decomposing or whatever it is she does. I-claudius Diary Entry
  • She works days as a chambermaid at a local hotel and at night lies awake fearing the sound of his tread.
  • Cornwall, the which abbeie Henrie de la Pomerey chasing out the moonks, had fortified against the king, and hearing newes of the kings returne home, died (as it was thought) for méere gréefe and feare. Chronicles of England, Scotland and Ireland (2 of 6): England (6 of 12) Richard the First
  • Jim had hustled over quietly and begun to help out with the horseshoeing, expecting ridicule from the likes of Hugh Glass or old Zeke Williams, who had just arrived at the rendezvous, but, to his surprise, the fact that he was married to a woman of such pure fire produced the very opposite of the effect he had feared. The Berrybender Narratives
  • Yet his paranoid fear of plots and conspiracies beset him to the end of his life. The Collins History of the World in the 20th Century
  • FEARS were growing for a missing schoolgirl after police found her phone dumped in a park. The Sun
  • The wise man in the storm prays to God, not for safety from danger, but for deliverance from fear. Ralph Waldo Emerson 
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