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  • v. Simple past tense and past participle of fear.

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Examples

  • Farmer, overjoy'd to hear of his Cattle, began to lament that his Horse was so ridden down, that he fear'd, he would not be able to carry him to

    A Patch-Work Screen for the Ladies

  • In a little Time I began to perceive my self pregnant, to that degree, that I daily fear'd others should take notice of it.

    A Patch-Work Screen for the Ladies

  • My Time and Thoughts were taken up in Harvey, Willis, and such-like Authors, which my Brother help'd me to understand and relish, which otherwise might have seemed harsh or insipid: And these serv'd to make me unfit Company for every body; for the Unlearned fear'd, and the Learned scorn'd my Conversation; at least, I fancy'd so: A Learned

    A Patch-Work Screen for the Ladies

  • For my own part, I fear'd there would hardly be enough to hold out measure with the

    The Lining of the Patch-Work Screen

  • Inclinations were strong, and the young Creature's Affections correspondent; yet they fear'd to marry, he having only a younger

    The Lining of the Patch-Work Screen

  • Sometimes I busied my self with thinking what I should say to his Father, whom I concluded he would bring along with him: I said and unsaid a thousand Things; this speech I fear'd betray'd too much Fondness, that, too little Kindness; this seem'd too submiffive to the Son, that not respectful enough to the Father; now I study'd what Excuse to make to my

    The Amours of Bosvil and Galesia

  • Inclination or Aversion was doubtful; but he fear'd the latter, having been so unfortunate as to render me fatherless.

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  • Asiaticus; nevertheless he could not refuse his Importunity, and so promis'd to do what he could with his Father, tho 'he fear'd it would prove ineffectual; and so left Scipio to go look for his Father, whilst he return'd to the Place where he left Cordiala, and there found with her Clarinthia, who, seating themselves, and discoursing of Things indifferent, they saw a Person at the End of the

    Exilius

  • The Storm continued all Night, and in the Morning we felt what before we fear'd, for we were forceably driven upon a Rock on the Coast of Africa; at the second Blow our Vessel began to shatter, at the third, I saw (to my everlasting Grief) the brave and virtuous Lysander (who was assisting the Mariners) toss'd off into the Sea, where he was immediately overwhelmed with the Waves.

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  • Queen not only fear'd the Power of the King of Mauritania, but her own Subjects, who malign'd and envy'd the Honours she heap'd upon me, not only as being a Stranger without Rank or Quality, but a

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