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Fear \Fear\, n. [OE. fer, feer, fere, AS. f?r a coming suddenly
upon, fear, danger; akin to D. vaar, OHG. f[=a]ra danger, G.
gefahr, Icel. f[=a]r harm, mischief, plague, and to E. fare,
peril. See {Fare}.]
1. A painful emotion or passion excited by the expectation of
evil, or the apprehension of impending danger;
apprehension; anxiety; solicitude; alarm; dread.

Note: The degrees of this passion, beginning with the most
moderate, may be thus expressed, -- apprehension, fear,
dread, fright, terror.

Fear is an uneasiness of the mind, upon the
thought of future evil likely to befall us.

Where no hope is left, is left no fear. --Milton.

2. (Script.)
(a) Apprehension of incurring, or solicitude to avoid,
God's wrath; the trembling and awful reverence felt
toward the Supreme Belng.
(b) Respectful reverence for men of authority or worth.

I will put my fear in their hearts. --Jer.
xxxii. 40.

I will teach you the fear of the Lord. --Ps.
xxxiv. 11.

render therefore to all their dues; tribute to
whom tribute is due . . . fear to whom fear.
--Rom. xiii.

3. That which causes, or which is the object of, apprehension
or alarm; source or occasion of terror; danger;

There were they in great fear, where no fear was.
--Ps. liii. 5.

The fear of your adventure would counsel you to a
more equal enterprise. --Shak.

{For fear}, in apprehension lest. ``For fear you ne'er see
chain nor money more.'' --Shak.