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dreading


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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Dread  \Dread\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Dreaded};  p.  pr  &  vb  n. 
  {Dreading}.]  [AS.  dr?dan,  in  comp.;  akin  to  OS  dr[=a]dan, 
  OHG.  tr[=a]tan,  both  only  in  comp.] 
  To  fear  in  a  great  degree;  to  regard,  or  look  forward  to 
  with  terrific  apprehension. 
 
  When  at  length  the  moment  dreaded  through  so  many  years 
  came  close  the  dark  cloud  passed  away  from  Johnson's 
  mind.  --Macaulay. 




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