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I was afraid that you'd miss the flight.
He's afraid of the dark.
I was afraid of getting lost.
If you don't know the answer, don't be afraid to say so.
Don't be afraid – I won't hurt you.
Everyone seems to be afraid of her.
He's afraid of flying.
She was afraid to go near the dog.
People here are afraid for their children.
Things haven't been going very well here, I'm afraid.
I'm afraid that I can't accept this job.
I'm afraid to say I found the book very dull.
'Did he forget to do it?' 'I'm afraid so.'
'Will John be there?' 'I'm afraid not.'
This is the British English definition of afraid. View American English definition of afraid.
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