Definition of Dreading

1. Verb. (present participle of dread) ¹



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Definition of Dreading

1. dread [v] - See also: dread

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Dreading

drays
drazel
drazels
dread
dread(a)
dreadable
dreaded
dreader
dreaders
dreadful
dreadfull
dreadfully
dreadfulness
dreadfulnesses
dreadfuls
dreading (current term)
dreadingly
dreadless
dreadlessness
dreadlock
dreadlocked
dreadlocking
dreadlocks
dreadly
dreadnaught
dreadnaughts
dreadnought
dreadnoughts
dreads
dream

Literary usage of Dreading

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1. Thucydides Translated Into English by Benjamin Jowett, Thucydides (1881)
"Hermocrates the Syracusan suspected their intention, Hermo- and dreading what might happen if their vast army, rc- treating by land and settling somewhere ..."

2. Elements of International Law by Henry Wheaton (1866)
"The Spanish government, restored to the plenitude of its absolute authority, and dreading the example of the peaceable establishment of a constitutional ..."

3. The Library of American Biography by Jared Sparks (1847)
"Peculiar Exposure of Massachusetts, and Reasons for dreading Heresies. THE high-minded and devout John Winthrop, the father of the Massachusetts colony, ..."

4. Plutarch's Lives by Plutarch (1804)
"... over to his fide ; yet, dreading the very name and reputation of Pelopidas, he went to pay his ..."

5. The History of Modern Europe: With an Account of the Decline and Fall of the by William Russell (1802)
"In this desperate extremity, the barons dreading the total loss of their liberties, their lives and their possessions, had recourse to a remedy no less ..."

6. The Works of Rufus Choate: With a Memoir of His Life by Rufus Choate, Samuel Gilman Brown (1862)
"dreading the consequences of this, he projected a mission to Sparta, for the pnr- pose of fomenting a war between Peloponnesus and Athens, ..."

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