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Definition of "fearing" []

  • A feeling of distress, apprehension, or alarm caused by impending danger, pain, etc (noun)
  • A cause of this feeling (noun)
  • Awe; reverence (noun)
  • Concern; anxiety (noun)
  • Possibility; chance (noun)
  • To be afraid (to do something) or of (a person or thing); dread (verb)
  • To revere; respect (verb)
  • To be sorry: used to lessen the effect of an unpleasant statement (verb)
  • To feel anxiety about something (verb)
  • Present participle of fear. (verb)

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  • Exhibiting fear. (adjective)
  • Showing profound respect or deference. (adjective)

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Use "fearing" in a sentence
  • "An eyewitness, who refused to give his name fearing he would be targeted, said the restaurant was full when the car bomb exploded shortly before 8 a.m."
  • "A witness, who wouldn't give his name fearing reprisals, claimed the police used unjustified force."
  • "A witness, who wouldn't give his name fearing reprisals, says the police used unjustified force."