Mehtinks unwittingly I laid but now a dread
curse on myself.
"Still I cannot but hear the lessons she gives my sisters, and--yes--to own the truth, I dread
the glance she cannot avoid throwing on my purchase.
I whom ye dislodged First from my seat of rock and now would drive Forth from your land, dreading my name alone; For me you surely dread
not, nor my deeds, Deeds of a man more sinned against than sinning, As I might well convince you, were it meet To tell my mother's story and my sire's, The cause of this your fear.
Twice or thrice before she had suddenly packed Ethan's valise and started off to Bettsbridge, or even Springfield, to seek the advice of some new doctor, and her husband had grown to dread
these expeditions because of their cost.
Then he seated himself by the pillow without dread
of that dead man, who had been so kind and affectionate to him for five and thirty years.
Uplifting an axe, and forgetting, in my wrath, the childish dread
which had hitherto stayed my hand, I aimed a blow at the animal which, of course, would have proved instantly fatal had it descended as I wished.
Don Quixote, then, observing that Rocinante could move, took it as a good sign and a signal that he should attempt the dread
But surmounting everything was the horror at her own possible failure, the dread
lest her conscience should be benumbed again, and not rise to energy till it was too late.
The same conflict had gone on within me as before--the longing for an assurance of love from Bertha's lips, the dread
lest a word of contempt and denial should fall upon me like a corrosive acid.
It seemed to him this evening as if the cruelty of his outburst to Rosamond had made an obligation for him, and he dreaded
the obligation: he dreaded
Lydgate's unsuspecting good-will: he dreaded
his own distaste for his spoiled life, which would leave him in motiveless levity.
a repetition of the severe look he had flung at her at parting, especially when he knew that the baby was not dangerously ill.
His uncle and the solicitor would of course do something for him, but he dreaded