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Dread, vb. 1) to fear; a) followed by an accus.: Lucr. 270. Merch. IV, 1, 89. Wint. II, 3, 79. John III, 1, 164. H6C II, 6, 92. Cor. IV, 6, 55. Tit. II, 3, 50. Ant. V, 2, 334. Cymb. V, 1, 15. By a clause: “--ing the winter's near,” Sonn. 97, 14. Ant. IV, 14, 127. Cymb. V, 5, 253. “that he should draw his several strengths together need not be --ed,” H4B I, 3, 78.
2) to be solicitous about: “--ing my love,” Pilgr. 94.
Dreaded, adjectively, == awful: “in the presence of --ed justice,” Cor. III, 3, 98. “touching this --ed sight,” Hml. I, 1, 25.
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