Where once there was expectation, thrills, and joy, there is now uncertainty, dread, and fear.
On campus, my fellow students and I absorb these stories with dread.
For another year I fought the dread of my apostasy being discovered.
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The girl herself had no compensation for all this dread outlawry.
We do not dread, rather do we welcome, their progress in education and industry.
He saw instantly that her dread was for him, and it made his task the harder.
I dread to go down, said she, with so determined an answer: they will have no patience with me.
Cold with dread I gazed at him in the obscurity of the tent.
late 12c., a shortening of Old English adrædan, contraction of ondrædan "counsel or advise against," also "to dread, fear, be afraid," from on- "against" + rædan "to advise" (see read (v.)). Cognate of Old Saxon andradon, Old High German intraten. Related: Dreaded; dreading. As a noun from 12c.