Definitions

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  • verb archaic Third-person singular simple present indicative form of fear.

Etymologies

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From fear +‎ -eth, the archaic third-person singular present tense suffix

Examples

  • Believe no such notions, my friends; howsoever humble and reverent they may seem, they are but insults to God; for under pretence of honouring Him, they dishonour Him; for He is love, and he who feareth, that is, who looks up to God with terror and distrust, is not made perfect in love.

    Sermons for the Times

  • All things come alike to all; there is one event to the righteous and to the wicked; to the good and to the clean, and to the unclean; to him that sacrificeth, and to him that sacrificeth not; as is the good, so is the sinner; and he that sweareth, as he that feareth an oath.

    Chapter 11

  • The apostle Peter tells us that God is no respecter of persons, but, in every nation, he that feareth him, and worketh righteousness, is acceptable to him.

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  • The apostle Peter tells us that God is no respecter of persons, but, in every nation, he that feareth him, and worketh righteousness, is acceptable to him.

    The Volokh Conspiracy » District Court Judge Strikes Down Statute Providing for National Day of Prayer

  • And when we heard the guidance [of the Koran], we believed therein, and who so believeth in his Lord, he feareth neither loss nor oppression.

    Archive 2006-12-01

  • And when we heard the guidance [of the Koran], we believed therein, and who so believeth in his Lord, he feareth neither loss nor oppression.

    Born of Fire

  • Again, where the people are absolute rulers of the land, they rejoice in having reserve of youthful citizens, while a king counts this a hostile element, and strives to slay the leading men, all such as he deems discreet, for he feareth for his power.

    The Suppliants

  • "He that feareth the Lord honoreth his parents, and will serve them as his masters that brought him into the world" Ecclus.

    Democracy, Monarchy and the Fourth Commandment

  • Again, where the people are absolute rulers of the land, they rejoice in having reserve of youthful citizens, while a king counts this a hostile element, and strives to slay the leading men, all such as he deems discreet, for he feareth for his power.

    The Suppliants

  • "But it shall not be well with the wicked, neither shall he prolong his days, which are as a shadow; because he feareth not before God."

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