feeling fear; frightened
worried or anxious about the possible result of sth
frightened or worried about things that may put sb/sth in danger
"afraid even to turn his head"
"suddenly looked afraid"
"afraid for his life"
"afraid of snakes"
"afraid to ask questions"
"I'm afraid I won't be able to come"
"he was afraid he would have to let her go"
"I'm afraid you're wrong"
"She was afraid that I might be embarrassed"
"terribly afraid of offending someone"
"I am afraid we have witnessed only the first phase of the conflict"
"afraid of hard work"
"afraid to show emotion"
I was affraid of trampling on every traveller that I met.
Willing to wound, and yet afraid to strike.
I am afraid you do not like your pen.
出自： J. Austen
Afraid lest the poetical spirit should be swept away.
出自： G. H. Lewes
A man who is not afraid of the sea will soon be drowned.
出自： J. M. Synge
I have seen the eternal Footman hold my coat, and snicker, And in short, I was afraid.
出自： T. S. Eliot
I was afraid..that my house was on fire.
出自： Scott Fitzgerald
Mother was afraid I should freeze in the Parisian hotels.
出自： W. Stevens
I am afraid (that) we shall be late.
I am afraid I cannot tell you.
注意I am afraid不能单独代替I am sorry.
误 I afraid of dogs.
正 I am afraid of dogs.
误 He was very afraid of being late.
正 He was much afraid of being late.
析 afraid表示“很害怕”时,可以加much修饰,但不可加very。不过,在much afraid之前却可以再加very进一步加强语气,特别是在I'm afraid 相当于I'm sorry 时,更常用very much修饰。例如：
误 I am afraider of him than you.
正 I am more afraid of him than you.
误 The youngest of his sons is afraidest of dark.
正 The youngest of his sons is most afraid of dark.