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  • n  an emotion experienced in anticipation of some specific pain or danger (usually accompanied by a desire to flee or fight)
  • n  the trait of being afraid

  • Tossing off remarks about filmland's Gomorrah atmosphere, its chronic fearfulness.
  • But in my fearfulness, I stayed willfully ignorant of alcoholism.
  • Only Hilary's younger brother Peregrine, whom she alternately pets and patronizes, shares her "delicious fearfulness.

  • Michael Gorman in MSNBC
    It all stems from a fearfulness of well-meaning people,says Michael Gorman, president of the library association. "We believe in parental responsibility, and that you should take care of what your children are reading. But it's not your...
  • Katha Pollitt in calendarlive.com
    In a very short time, I think in many ways the whole impression of many Americans about China changed considerably. From one of fearfulness, distance, (and) suspicion, to interest, (and) intrigue, willing to consider that we might be able to... Orville Schell http://www.google.com/url?q=http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Orville_Schell&source=dictionary&usg=AFQjCNFoMHgrqBGFBMdhIeiLkw6T9jw7aw CRIENGLISH.com http://www.google.com/url?q=http://english.cri.cn/2946/2008/12/19/53s434548.htm&source=dictionary&usg=AFQjCNFwPBY3H8knonOGP12PyxdVJtS-ng Dec 18, 2008 36721 47419 fearfulness Faludi's book is a very important wake-up call to voters about the risks of getting caught up in a kind of war-like fearfulness," Pollitt said. "That was what happened after 9/11, and pretty soon we were involved in two wars."

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