be afraid

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He said quite often, "Don't be afraid." And it strikes me with annoying regularity every time I hear it, in a simple resounding voice I usually sweep under the sofa of my dirty heart.
But Carlo (Cudicini) said the main thing, how can I be afraid of something I don't even remember?
``I am afraid that Amanda will be afraid to come back.''
She takes the daggers from him and tells him that it's childish to be afraid of the sleeping or the dead.