afraid


afraid
01. She was [afraid] she had failed the test, but she did quite well.
02. I'm [afraid] you weren't chosen for the job, but we'll certainly keep your resumé on file.
03. Herbie is still [afraid] to sleep with his light off.
04. Borndarasophie was very [afraid] for her family in Cambodia when she first came to Australia.
05. I'm [afraid] I'm going to have to say no to your request.
06. Don't be [afraid] to raise your hand if you don't understand something.
07. Her son has been [afraid] of dogs since he got bitten as a child.
08. There is a Chinese proverb which states, be not [afraid] of going slowly; be [afraid] only of standing still.
09. There is a Danish proverb that states that one who is [afraid] of asking questions is ashamed of learning.
10. William Shakespeare wrote, "Be not [afraid] of greatness: some men are born great, some achieve greatness, and some have greatness thrust upon them."
11. War hero Eddie Rickenbacker once said that courage is doing what you're [afraid] to do. There can be no courage unless you're scared.
12. Actress Anne Baxter once said, "I wasn't [afraid] to fail. Something good always comes out of failure."
13. Swedish actress Greta Garbo once remarked, "I'm [afraid] of nothing except being bored."
14. Many people seem to be [afraid] of spiders, even though most of them are completely harmless.

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  • Afraid — A*fraid , p. a. [OE. afrayed, affraide, p. p. of afraien to affray. See {Affray}, and cf. {Afeard}.] Impressed with fear or apprehension; in fear; apprehensive. [Afraid comes after the noun it limits.] Back they recoiled, afraid. Milton. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • afraid — [ə frād′] adj. [ME affraied, pp. of affraien, AFFRAY] feeling fear; frightened; apprehensive: followed by of, that, or an infinitive: often used informally to indicate regret [I m afraid I can t go] SYN. AFRAID is applied to a general feeling of… …   English World dictionary

  • Afraid — «Afraid» Sencillo de Mötley Crüe del álbum Generation Swine Publicación 1997 Formato CD Grabación 1996 Género(s) Glam metal …   Wikipedia Español

  • afraid — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ fearful or anxious. ● I m afraid Cf. ↑I m afraid ORIGIN from Old French afrayer disturb, startle …   English terms dictionary

  • afraid — (adj.) early 14c., originally pp. of afray frighten, from Anglo Fr. afrayer, from O.Fr. esfreer (see AFFRAY (Cf. affray) (n.)). A rare case of an English adjective that never stands before a noun. Because it was used in A.V. Bible, it acquired… …   Etymology dictionary

  • afraid — afraid; un·afraid; …   English syllables

  • afraid — [adj1] fearful abashed, aghast, alarmed, anxious, apprehensive, aroused, blanched, cowardly, cowed, daunted, discouraged, disheartened, dismayed, distressed, disturbed, faint hearted, frightened, frozen, have cold feet*, horrified, in awe,… …   New thesaurus

  • afraid — I adjective affrighted, alarmed, anxious, apprehensive, cautious, distrustful, dreading, fearful, frightened, haunted by fear, leery, nervous, scared, shrinking, terrified, terror stricken, timid, timorous, uneasy II index caitiff, leery,… …   Law dictionary

  • afraid — *fearful, apprehensive Analogous words: alarmed, scared (see FRIGHTEN): timorous, *timid Antonyms: unafraid: sanguine Contrasted words: *cool, composed, imperturbable, collected: *confident, assured, sure …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • afraid — a|fraid W2S1 [əˈfreıd] adj [not before noun] [Date: 1300 1400; Origin: Past participle of affray to frighten (14 19 centuries), from Old French affreer; AFFRAY] 1.) frightened because you think that you may get hurt or that something bad may… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • afraid — a|fraid [ ə freıd ] adjective never before noun *** 1. ) frightened, for example because you feel you are in danger: Don t be afraid, I won t hurt you. afraid of: Everyone seems to be afraid of her. He s afraid of flying. afraid to do something:… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English


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