Definitions

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  • n. Plural form of dreader.

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Examples

  • But as those who are not "evil-doers" are seldom "evil-dreaders," the Queen and the Prince always dismissed the idea of such a danger with something like bright incredulous scorn, which proved in the end wiser than cynical suspicion and gloomy apprehension.

    Life of Her Most Gracious Majesty the Queen — Volume 2

  • But to suppose he would dethrone or slay his brother's son -- Fie, Ramorny! put me not to quote the old saw, that evil doers are evil dreaders.

    The Fair Maid of Perth St. Valentine's Day

  • But to suppose he would dethrone or slay his brother’s son — Fie, Ramorny! put me not to quote the old saw, that evil doers are evil dreaders.

    The Fair Maid of Perth

  • And you know, Mr. Balfour, we have a proverb in the country that evil-doers are aye evil-dreaders. "

    Kidnapped: The Adventures of David Balfour

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