from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Very much afraid.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Dreading greatly; very much afraid.
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Neither is it in order here to contend that belief, of its very nature, is something uncertain, that it is synonymous of opinion; or if it supposes a judgment, that judgment is "formidolose," liable at any moment to be changed or contradicted.