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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Fear  \Fear\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Feared};  p.  pr  &  vb  n. 
  {Fearing}.]  [OE.  feren,  faeren,  to  frighten,  to  be  afraid, 
  AS  f?ran  to  terrify.  See  {Fear},  n.] 
  1.  To  feel  a  painful  apprehension  of  to  be  afraid  of  to 
  consider  or  expect  with  emotion  of  alarm  or  solicitude. 
 
  I  will  fear  no  evil,  for  thou  art  with  me  --Ps. 
  xxiii.  4. 
 
  Note:  With  subordinate  clause. 
 
  I  greatly  fear  my  money  is  not  safe.  --Shak. 
 
  I  almost  fear  to  quit  your  hand.  --D.  Jerrold 
 
  2.  To  have  a  reverential  awe  of  to  solicitous  to  avoid  the 
  displeasure  of 
 
  Leave  them  to  God  above;  him  serve  and  fear. 
  --Milton. 
 
  3.  To  be  anxious  or  solicitous  for  [R.] 
 
  The  sins  of  the  father  are  to  be  laid  upon  the 
  children,  therefore  .  .  .  I  fear  you  --Shak. 
 
  4.  To  suspect;  to  doubt.  [Obs.] 
 
  Ay  what  else,  fear  you  not  her  courage?  --Shak. 
 
  5.  To  affright;  to  terrify;  to  drive  away  or  prevent  approach 
  of  by  fear.  [Obs.] 
 
  fear  their  people  from  doing  evil.  --Robynsin 
  (More's 
  utopia). 
 
  Tush,  tush!  fear  boys  with  bugs.  --Shak. 
 
  Syn:  To  apprehend;  dread;  reverence;  venerate. 




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