emotion caused by the nearness or possibility of danger, pain, evil, etc.
this emotion caused by sth
likelihood or possibility, espec-ially of sth bad
be afraid (for the safety of sb/sth); have a feeling that there will be trouble, danger, pain
"care had aged him"
"they hushed it up out of fear of public reaction"
"the fear of God"
"the Chinese reverence for the dead"
"the French treat food with gentle reverence"
"his respect for the law bordered on veneration"
"I fear she might get aggressive"
"I fear the winters in Moscow"
"We should not fear the Communists!"
"I fear I won't make it to your wedding party"
"I fear the results of the final exams"
"Fear God as your father"
"We venerate genius"
Fear gripped him, a quite physical sensation, a tightening of the lungs, a weak fluttering in the stomach.
出自： A. N. Wilson
'Cows kill four people a year..' said Bella, who always had a statistic to back up a fear.
出自： F. Weldon
Pale Fear Haunted by ghastlier shapings.
A scarecrow..to fear the birds.
出自：Measure for Measure , Shakespeare
I dare not go with you for fear of my father finding out.
He ran away for fear of being hurt.
She left an hour early for fear of missing her train.
We spoke in whispers for fear of waking the baby.
我们轻声说话,以免吵醒婴儿。 for fear that/lest-clause
He works hard for fear that he should fail.
She's working hard for fear that she would be fired.
Take a raincoat with you for fear that it may rain.
They didn't say much for fear that the others might hear them.
I daren't tell you what he did, for fear lest he should be angry with me.
She feared for the little boy when she saw him at the top of the tree.
I feared for the safety of those children who were climbing the mountain for the first time.
There is no need to fear for him.He is going to get well.
All mothers fear for their children when they travel far.
She became so desperate, we feared for her sanity.
They were so diligent that we feared for their health.
The miner's families fear for the lives of the men trapped underground.
We were afraid (that) he might fail.
I have a fear that I may offend her.
For fear of mispronouncing some words I read very slowly.
误 I suddenly felt fear.
正 I suddenly felt afraid.
析 说“某人感到害怕”不说feel fear,而用feel afraid。
误 I'm fearing that she won't be able to come on time.
正 I fear that she won't be able to come on time.