- Call it by its real name and much of the fearful power of the thing is lost.
- It came to mind that Christians who encountered Paul would have found him shocking and fearful.
- We are grieving not just for the dead but also for all our own fearful futures - the threat of war, more suffering and more fanatical hatred.
- There are no limits to our human ability to justify our fear for, in truth, the world is a fearful place.
- It did not gain that influence by producing timid and fearful programmes.
- Economists nevertheless refuse to be alarmed by fearful prognoses of deflation.
- When we are faced by a fearful situation it is human nature to hide our emotions behind a brave front and to smile when inside we are crying.
- Bad experiences can lead to the development of fearful beliefs about the future - fears the past will be repeated if we act the same way again.
- So we are intended to be relieved of the fear that our dying need be a fearful experience.
- To the outside world, Chernobyl stands as a fearful accident and a catalogue of gross errors.
- The literature supports an Oedipal stage, but finds that a good superego is likely to come from a loving rather than a fearful relationship with a father.
- Among the nations there are fearful wars and dreadful diseases.
- In spite of his fear he decides to accompany his master on this fearful adventure.
- With fearful symmetry, ' terror ' has acquired a new meaning, too.
- An Arab writer on the consequences of the Black Death for animals added another hideous dimension to our awareness of that fearful episode.
1.2informal (dreadful)(cold/mess) espantoso(cold/mess) horrible(liar) tremendo(liar) terrible(liar) de miedo informal
2(timid)(person) miedoso(person) temerosothere's no need to be fearful, he won't eat you — no seas miedoso / no hay por qué tener miedo, no te va a comer
- to be fearful of -ing — temer + inf
- fearful of causing offense, she said nothing — temiendo ofender, no dijo nada
- Are you really fearful of being misinterpreted or are you just afraid to stand up for your constituents?
- We stood locked in a battle of stares for a minute, my horrified expression gazing into her fearful one.
- Some farmers are fearful that they are not being properly rewarded for the quality of the milk they produce.
- If we are fearful of the consequences of murder then we are not likely to carry out a murder and that is good and to be welcomed.
- This lady points out her home here among the rubble, but she is afraid of being seen on camera, fearful of what may happen to her.
- When this area of our life is threatened we become fearful and disillusioned.
- She was horrified by this show of affection and fearful of its consequences.
- Granted, most people would be afraid to interfere, fearful of the consequences.
- I have felt powerless, disgusted, frustrated, horrified and even fearful this week, all in equal measure.
- She saw the looks of fearful people, but what they were afraid of she didn't know.
- There's no question that at the time of the abduction she was in fear and was fearful for a period of time.
- When you know who you are, there's no need to feel weird or threatened or fearful of people who aren't exactly like you.
- Players are tentative and nervous, fearful that one missed shot or ugly turnover will earn them a seat on the bench.
- His characters are guilty and fearful, their predicaments horrendous.
- Everyone is fearful for his future, and fear leads people to do amazing, extraordinary things.
- But he's a timid child, fearful of water, heights, spiders, darkness and the great outdoors.
- The current, ever-present threat of an imminent war can often make people feel fearful and powerless.
- Often the most panicked people are bystanders who become extremely fearful but have no outlet for that energy.
- Just reading that list of cautions makes me fearful about ever leaving my two daughters home by themselves.
- For example, over the past two decades I was excessively fearful of inflation.