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Dread, subst. 1) great fear: Lucr. 117. Lucr. 117 Wint. IV, 4, 17. R2 I, 1, 73. R3 II, 3, 38. consequence of d. == dreadful consequence, H8 II, 4, 214. “have d. to speak,” Lr. I, 1, 149. The thing feared following with of: “the d. and fear of kings,” Merch. IV, 1, 192. Hml. III, 1, 78.
2) a person highly revered: but having thee at vantage, wondrous d., (the boar) “would root these beauties as he roots the mead,” Ven. 635.
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