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Afraid, full of fear, in fear: Ven. 898. Pilgr. 274. Wiv. I, 1, 304. IV, 1, 20. Mids. III, 1, 127. III, 2, 321. Tw. III, 1, 142. John IV, 3, 5. H4A II, 4, 406. H6B II, 3, 69. R3 I, 2, 43. I, 4, 65. I, 4, 65 Troil. IV, 4, 84 (Qq afeard). Caes. II, 2, 101. Oth. V, 2, 266. With “of:” Tp. IV, 91. Err. IV, 4, 151. Tw. II, 5, 156. III, 4, 42. John IV, 1, 21. H4A V, 4, 123. H6A I, 1, 26. R3 V, 3, 215. Mcb. V, 3, 59. Hml. II, 2, 359. With an inf. == fearing, not having the courage: “we are less a. to be drowned than thou,” Tp. I, 1, 47. “a. to speak,” LLL V, 2, 582 (Qq “afeard). not that I am a. to die,” Alls IV, 3, 271. H6B II, 3, 57. Rom. V, 3, 10. Mcb. II, 2, 51. IV, 3, 165. V, 7, 5. Ant. II, 3, 29. to be a., followed by a depending clause, == to fear, to apprehend: “I am a. he will chastise me,” Tp. V, 262. “I am a. he will have need of washing,” Wiv. III, 3, 193. “I am much a. his mother played false,” Merch. I, 2, 47 (Qq afeard). “I am a. his thinkings are below the moon,” H8 III, 2, 133. Ado II, 3, 158. Shr. V, 2, 88. Alls II, 3, 95. Tw. IV, 1, 14. H4A III, 1, 145. V, 4, 126. Mcb. II, 2, 10.
Peculiar expression: “be not of my holy vows a.” Compl. 179, i. e. be not anxious or distrustful about my vows; cf. Fear, and Afeard.
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