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Dreading a rejection, I solicited the interest of the merry damsel.

It seemed to me that the trouble I was dreading would come through her.

It was the hemorrhage coming, the near end which Ferrand had been dreading.

They still carry the bucket and the pole, hoping yet dreading to meet their parents.

"No, I swear to you I don't," said Muffat, dreading a scene.

But Thankful lay awake, thinking and wondering—yes, and dreading.

Reluctantly they set to work, dreading the sight which all had in mind.

She shrank from before the words she had been dreading for so long.

That last night only confirmed what I have been suspecting and dreading.

He drew the revolver and waited, dreading what might next occur.

WORD ORIGIN

late 12c., a shortening of Old English adrædan, contraction of ondrædan "counsel or advise against," also "to dread, fear, be afraid," from on- "against" + rædan "to advise" (see read (v.)). Cognate of Old Saxon andradon, Old High German intraten. Related: Dreaded; dreading. As a noun from 12c.

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