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from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • v. To dread.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • To dread; fear greatly.
  • or reflexive To fear; be afraid.
  • To make afraid; terrify.
  • Affected by dread.


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  • "... then he made a sign of the cross in his fore head, and therewith the pavilion turned up so down, and then it changed unto a smoke, and a black cloud, and then he was adread and cried aloud:"
    - Thomas Malory, 'The Holy Grail'.

    September 10, 2009