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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.
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.
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.
This is the American English definition of afraid. View British English definition of afraid.