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Players did not know where they stood and they were often too fearful to ask for clarification. Times, Sunday Times (2012)If he senses you are fearful or angry this will add fuel to the fire. Times, Sunday Times (2007)Adults were always angry and fearful and a force to be dealt with. Times, Sunday Times (2007)They may make ageing less of a fearful prospect. Times, Sunday Times (2014)It probably made me a bit less fearful of it. Times, Sunday Times (2015)It has made me less fearful of death. Times, Sunday Times (2006)But they are becoming less fearful because people feed them. The Sun (2014)What is so fearful about the world today that we feel it necessary to be absorbed into such a risky project? Times, Sunday Times (2016)We naturally cling to life in this world, fearful that what lies beyond is worse. Christianity Today (2000)Family members had become so fearful of the situation, they no longer visited. THE DOG LISTENER: Learning the Language of your Best Friend (2002)Our hero grew less fearful of a wreck And took a little stroll upon the deck. The Times Literary Supplement (2010)Now he is less fearful, though no less driven. Times, Sunday Times (2015)He explains that his own research has made him less fearful on the streets because he is now more willing to assert himself. Times, Sunday Times (2006)I tried to tell her that it is hard to die angry and fearful. Love, Medicine and Miracles (1990)It was no more than the thickest layer of bravado, and it concealed an interior world of fearful fragility. CHRISTINA QUEEN OF SWEDEN: The Restless Life of a European Eccentric (2004)The patient desires affection and the company of others and is often fearful of being alone, of the dark, or in a crowd. Times, Sunday Times (2009)The main businesses were agriculture and tourism; few citizens relied on government jobs, and so the townspeople were less fearful of the regime. Times, Sunday Times (2016)
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British English: fearful ADJECTIVE
If you are fearful of something, you are afraid of it.
Bankers were fearful of a world banking crisis.
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