dread (v.)
fear, anticipate in fear, be anxious about
3H6 II.vi.92[Warwick to Edward] thou shalt not dread / The scattered foe that hopes to rise again
AC IV.xiv.127[Diomedes to Antony] I am come, / I dread, too late
Cym V.i.15[Posthumus alone, to the gods] you some permit / To second ills with ills, each elder worse, / And make them dread it, to the doers' thrift [i.e. they benefit from having the chance to avoid sin]
MV IV.i.89[Shylock to all] What judgement shall I dread, doing no wrong?
PP.7.10[Pilgrim, of his love] How many tales to please me hath she coined, / Dreading my love, the loss whereof still fearing!
Tit II.iii.50[Aaron to Tamora, of Bassianus and Lavinia] Which dreads not yet their lives' destruction
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