Thesaurus / fearing
other words for fearing
- be afraid
- be anxious
- be apprehensive
- be disquieted
- be frightened
- be in awe
- break out in a sweat
- dare not
- feel concern
- have butterflies
- have qualms
- lose courage
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I listened, half disillusioned by his explanation, yet fearing that my senses were too slavishly obeying his suggestion.
THE STROLLING SAINTRAPHAEL SABATINI
It was when I was feeling the worst, and fearing that perhaps they would never let us leave them, that I heard the bird note.
THREE BOYS IN THE WILD NORTH LANDEGERTON RYERSON YOUNG
That was Mark's secret—poor dear boy, he wouldn't tell me, fearing it would annoy me.
THE O'DONOGHUECHARLES JAMES LEVER
The journalists then accused him of cowardice—of fearing to trust his reputation to public discussion.
PARIS: WITH PEN AND PENCILDAVID W. BARTLETT
She trembled as she stood there, fearing each second to hear the Senora's voice calling her.
RAMONAHELEN HUNT JACKSON
He had never once mentioned her husband's name, fearing to scare her, or to sting her pride.
PETTICOAT RULEEMMUSKA ORCZY, BARONESS ORCZY
Fearing a trap, Chester did not move for several moments, keeping his revolver aimed steadily.
THE BOY ALLIES ON THE FIRING LINECLAIR W. HAYES
Fearing that such might be my fate were I to remain on deck, I hurried back again into the cabin.
THE AFRICAN TRADERW. H. G. KINGSTON
Two or three times I had to shut off the instrument, fearing the Director would hear me laugh.
JENNIE BAXTER, JOURNALISTROBERT BARR
He had the reputation of fearing nothing, and caring for nothing, that stood in his way.
DAMON AND DELIAWILLIAM GODWIN