from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Southern & Midland U.S. Afraid.
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- adj. afraid
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Afraid.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Affected with fear; frightened; afraid.
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- adj. a pronunciation of afraid
He's a nature lover if ever there was one, an 'he's afeard of cities.
I'd like to go along, but I'm afeard it's me for the mountains till the end.
A 27-tonne bell inscribed with a line from Shakespeare's The Tempest – "Be not afeard: the isle is full of noises" – will form the centrepiece of the ceremony, and Cavendish is one of the main contenders to lead out the British team.
When I was a young men I used tull be afeard thot the owners would guv me the sack.
But once thot farm is mine I wull no be afeard ony longer.
Dunno….ai fyndz teh pooter mausies nawt liek teh kitteh furz oar teh dusst…bof ub demz cawnstant inn mai haos ai iz afeard.
'She need not be afeard of it, however,' said the third, 'for 'twill never be no worse.
So then they laughed harder than ever, and said they should be afeard to speak to her, and a deal more I can't call to mind.
Whether it were really Odysseus or not, I am afeard.
“I am afeard there are few die well that die in a battle; for how can they charitably dispose of any thing, when blood is their argument?”