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Edward knew it was dangerous, but he felt no fear.
She eventually managed to overcome her fear of the dark.
Martin screamed in fear.
I was suddenly filled with fear.
She was shaking with fear.
A meeting was set up to try to allay workers' fears.
There are fears about the safety of the nuclear plant.
This latest case has raised fears of an epidemic.
He expressed fears for his missing wife's safety.
Sandbags were placed along the shore amid fears that the lake would overflow.
This is the British English definition of fear. View American English definition of fear.
the gear that you use for driving a vehicle very slowly
to post a tweet, usually a negative one, that mentions a person without using the @ sign, so that they will not see the message on their Twitter feed …add a word
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