Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To dread; fear greatly.
- or reflexive To fear; be afraid.
- To make afraid; terrify.
- Affected by dread.
GNU Webster's 1913
- v. obsolete To dread.
“I be much adread of sundry plans and whether we have not misserved some who might bear us hostile hate.”
“Forasmuch as both Siegmund and Siegelind were still alive, the dear child of them twain wished not to wear a crown, but fain would he become a lord against all the deeds of force within his lands, whereof the bold and daring knight was sore adread.”
“The host, too, was sore adread, as behooved him now, for his life was hardly safe from these his foes.”
“Panurge was all the more adread, as Aristotle testifieth that men”
“Thereby they send their souldyours, when they are adread of them of Muscovy.”
“Yet say that sort of Englishmen where of I told you, that is puny and sore adread, that the Lond is poisonous and barren and of no avail, for that Lond is much more hotter than it is here.”
“But there is no man in the world so hardy, Christian man ne other, but that he would be adread to behold it, and that it would seem him to die for dread, so is it hideous for to behold.”
“Sir Palomides was adread lest he should have been drowned; and then he avoided his horse, and swam to the land, and let his horse go down by adventure.”
“Then Sir Galahad heard her say so he was adread to be known: therewith he smote his horse with his spurs and rode a great pace froward them.”
“All this language heard King Mark, what Sir Palomides said by him; wherefore he was adread when he saw”
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