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He has boosted her confidence and expanded her social life because she no longer dreads going out for fear of fitting in public. Times, Sunday Times (2016)I'm dreading the day she wants to open a social media account. The Sun (2017)Mancunian businesses must be dreading the day rich Arabs discover Glasgow. Times, Sunday Times (2016)It is also suffused with anxiety and dread. Times, Sunday Times (2015)Most people dread these conversations with their boss. Christianity Today (2000)We may soon come to see this dread disease largely as a manageable and chronic condition. Times, Sunday Times (2009)The moment we have dreaded for so long has arrived. Times, Sunday Times (2010)The idea of my uncle giving me away is making me dread the day. The Sun (2016)They dread the thought that she might have been buried alive and trying to reach out. Times, Sunday Times (2008)Perhaps this is why fear is so dreaded. EMOTIONAL ROLLERCOASTER: A Journey Through the Science of Feelings (2005)Many people have a dread of snakes. Times, Sunday Times (2009) Cold dread wrapped itself around me. Times, Sunday Times (2016)No longer does he dread touring. The Times Literary Supplement (2012)Italy has learnt to relish this fixture as much as Scotland has come to dread it. Times, Sunday Times (2010)I dreaded to think how much of their lives depended on the whim of this man. The Crossing-Place (1993)I dread to think what the teachers thought. Times, Sunday Times (2011)I dread it and feel the pressure of all the expectation. The Sun (2014)His winnings are soon so extravagant that the superstitious local Chinese begin to view him with a mixture of awe and incipient dread. Times, Sunday Times (2014)It sounds great but I dread going to work. The Sun (2011)One class in particular I would dread teaching. The Sun (2015)It is the stay-at-home mother's deepest dread. Times, Sunday Times (2006)We look at past history, at the drama which brought us here, with feelings of horror and dread. Paul VI - The First Modern Pope (1993)For some there is initial horror and dread, for others there is sadness and regret, and for others there is anxiety and fear. Times, Sunday Times (2009)
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British English: dread VERB
If you dread something, you feel very anxious because you think it will be unpleasant or upsetting.
I've been dreading this moment for a long time.
British English: dread NOUN
Dread is a feeling of great anxiety and fear about something that may happen.
She thought with dread of the cold winters to come.
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