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Dreadful, 1) terrible: Ven. 928. Lucr. 1625. Lucr. 1625 Pilgr. 67. Tp. I, 2, 202. III, 3, 98. Wiv. IV, 4, 34. Meas. I, 3, 33. LLL III, 205. Mids. III, 1, 32. V, 283. Merch. III, 2, 273. All's III, 2, 64. Wint. V, 1, 154. John IV, 2, 78. John IV, 2, 78 John IV, 2, 78 John IV, 2, 78 R2 I, 3, 135. H5 II Chor. H5 II Chor. IV Chor. H5 II Chor. H6A I, 1, 29. H6A I, 1, 29 H6A I, 1, 29 II, 3, 7. H6B III, 2, 91. H6B III, 2, 91 IV, 1, 92. V, 2, 27. H6C I, 1, 187. II, 1, 44. II, 2, 138. III, 3, 259. R3 I, 2, 46. I, 4, 22. Troil. IV, 4, 129. IV, 5, 4. V, 2, 171. Tit. I, 88. Rom. III, 2, 67. Caes. I, 3, 56. II, 1, 63. III, 1, 266. Mcb. II, 4, 3. III, 2, 44. Hml. I, 4, 70. Lr. III, 2, 50 etc. == awful: “your most d. laws,” H4B V, 2, 94. “God's d. law,” R3 I, 4, 214.
2) filled with fear, timorous: “from forth dull sleep by d. fancy waking,” Lucr. 450. our d. marches (changed) “to delightful measures,” R3 I, 1, 8. “this to me in d. secrecy impart they did,” Hml. I, 2, 207. “silence that d. bell,” Oth. II, 3, 175 (rung in fear and spreading fear).
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