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fear

noun affright, alarm, anxiety, apprehension, apprehension of danger, apprehension of harm, apprehension of injury, apprehension of punishment, apprehensiveness, awe, concern, consternation, cowardice, cowardliness, cravenness, diffidence, dismay, disquietude, dread, fearfulness, foreboding, fright, horror, metus, misgiving, panic, pavor, phobia, pusillanimity, qualm, scare, state of anxiety, terror, timidity, timor, timorousness, trepidation, uneasiness, want of confidence
Associated concepts: duress, mental anguish
Foreign phrases: Nihil consensui tam contrarium est quam vis atque metus.Nothing is so opposed to consent as force and fear. Vani timoris justa excusatio non est. A frivolous fear is not a lawful excuse. Vani timores sunt aestimandi, qui non cadunt in constantem virum. Those fears are to be regarded as groundless which do not affect an ordinary, steady man.

fear

verb anticipate danger, anticipate injury, apprehend danger, apprehend harm, apprehend punishment, be a coward, be afraid, be alarmed, be anxxous, be apprehensive, be concerned, be cowardly, be daunted, be fearful, be frightened, be horrified, be in awe, be intimidated, be nervous, be overawed, be petrified, be scared, be startled, be terrified, be timid, cower, dare not, dread, feel terror, fret, have qualms, live in terror, lose courage, metuere, stand aghast, stand in awe, take alarm, take fright, timere, vereri, worry
See also: cloud, consternation, fright, misgiving, mistrust, panic, phobia, scruple, stress, suspicion, trepidation
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Badolato, then assistant secretary for security affairs at DOE and one of the designers of the SAFE program, "We want to put the fear of God in them [DOE scientists].
Writing large checks, drawn on shareholder assets, haven't yet put the fear of God in the executives and Board members who have been running this company.
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Hey, we will respect them and try to put the fear of God in them but nothing more.
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Please include your initials and where you live = TO Tim McMahon (Chronicle, February 14, Time For a Fightback), what I find tiresome are those Labour correspondents who put the fear of God up the readers over Government policies but at the same time only tell half the facts.
THE snap of Cheryl Cole in her M&S pink dressing gown backstage at The X Factor has put the fear of God into other women.
The last thing we need is to put the fear of God into people who want to hold a meeting in the evening," Stuart added.
Senior stewards' secretary with the Turf Club during the 1960s and 70s, he was military-like in his approach to the job and frequently put the fear of God into jockeys.
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