dread (adj.)
frightening, terrifying, fearful
1H4 V.i.111[King Henry to Worcester] Rebuke and dread correction wait on us, / And they shall do their office
2H6 III.ii.330[Queen to Suffolk] these dread curses ... recoil / And turns the force of them upon thyself
H5 IV.chorus.36[Chorus, of King Henry] Upon his royal face there is no note / How dread an army hath enrounded him
Ham II.ii.453[Hamlet to First Player, quoting lines about Pyrrhus] this dread and black complexion smeared / With heraldry more dismal
KL II.ii.121[Oswald to Cornwall, of disguised Kent] in the fleshment of this dread exploit / Drew on me here again [Q; F dead]
LLL I.i.126[Longaville to Berowne, of a penalty for women approaching the court] To fright them hence with that dread penalty
Luc.965[Lucrece to herself] this dread night, wouldst thou one hour come back, / I could prevent this storm and shun thy wrack!
Mac IV.i.143[Macbeth to himself] Time, thou anticipat'st my dread exploits
R2 III.iii.134[King Richard to Aumerle, of his tongue banishing Bolingbroke] That laid the sentence of dread banishment / On yon proud man
R3 I.iii.190[Queen Margaret to all] Did York's dread curse prevail so much with heaven
Tem I.ii.206.1[Ariel to Prospero, of Neptune] his dread trident shake
Tem V.i.44[Prospero alone] to the dread rattling thunder / Have I given fire
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