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fear sb. (3 in some exx. ?=ground of alarm, as in Psalm liii. 6 (Prayer-book) ‘They were afraid where no fear was’)
1. dread, alarm, apprehension; phr. “give” or “put to,” make timid, intimidate Meas. I. iv. 62, Ven. 1158; “for of trust” (= fearing to trust myself) Sonn. xxiii. 5; “Upon the foot of ,” in flight 1H4 V. v. 20; “out of ,” (i) for fear 1H4 IV. iii. 7, (ii) without fear 1H4 IV. i. 135 “I am out of fear Of death” (cf. MND. III. i. 23 “this will put them out of fear” ).
2. formidableness, dreadfulness AYL. I. ii. 189 “the of your adventure,” 3H6 II. vi. 5, Cæs. II. i. 190, Cym. III. iv. 9 “put thyself Into a haviour of less ”
3. object of dread, something to be feared MND. V. i. 21 “imagining some ,” 1H4 I. iii. 87, 2H4 I. i. 95, Ham. III. iii. 25.
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