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d red

  • n  fearful expectation or anticipation
  • v  be afraid or scared of; be frightened of
  • s  causing fear or dread or terror
    the dread presence of the headmaster
    polio is no longer the dreaded disease it once was
    a dreadful storm

  • In a bold letter to the media, he blew the whistle on the Chinese government's efforts to keep secret the spread of this dread new disease By SUSAN JAKES Beijing.
  • Columbus boldly sailed through the curtain of fear and superstition that had kept men from trying the dread Atlantic crossing.
  • How many voters (even Republican stalwarts) dread the idea of a virtual third Bush term.
News & Articles

  • NASCAR Sonoma 2013: Matt Kenseth addresses road course struggles
    His lack of success at Sonoma notwithstanding, Kenseth says he doesn't dread turning left and right. He points to his handful of top-10 finishes at the series' other road course, Watkins Glen International, as proof that he can drive well on a track other than an oval.
    June 22, 2013 - Philly.com
  • Hoping to save a tourist town
    A wildfire fueled by wind and dead trees has brought dread to the 400 evacuated residents of a popular mountain tourist enclave in Colorado.
    June 22, 2013 - WKYT Lexington
  • Don't Fear the Supermoon, NASA Says
    There is no reason for anybody to dread the largest full moon of 2013, known as the "supermoon," a NASA scientist says.
    June 21, 2013 - SPACE.com via Yahoo! News

  • Barack Obama in Belfast Telegraph
    Mr Obama said: "Over the past several years I've had the honour to call Teddy a colleague, a counsellor and a friend and even though we have known this day was coming for some time now, we awaited it with no small measure of dread."
  • President Bush in Guardian Unlimited
    Bush called holiday travel "a season of dread for too many Americans."
  • Warren Beatty in Forbes
    I'm on the verge right now. I approach it always from somewhat a combination of excitement and dread,said Beatty. "I find if I yak too much about it, it gives me a good excuse to put it off. For me, 'right on the verge' can mean decades."

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