Dread in a sentence

Definition of Dread

Terrible; greatly feared. | (archaic) Awe-inspiring; held in fearful awe. | (transitive) To fear greatly.

How to use Dread in a Sentence?

  • There was something forbidding and malicious in it, and a sort of dread crept over him.
  • My dread of never again seeing our chambers was nothing to her sense of the outrage to her house.
  • The top of Vesuvius looks terribly dreary; the dread abode of horror and destruction.
  • Hate leagued the pair, and secretly they wrought, In fratricide, the first dread crime.
  • Well; if you dread this, I've another way, Which you shall both own has no danger in't.
  • He did not speak, but his touch must in some measure have counteracted the dread that oppressed her.
  • So it is with the machines that in the last few years have won fame for their valiant service over the dread region of battle.
  • Only when the game was done did he learn with what terror and dread she had waited for his return on fighting nights.
  • I sometimes doubt whether my dread and distrust were not visible, and may not have put it into her head.
  • I did not know at first but this might be caused by apprehension of arrest; or perhaps from dread of assassination.
  • I dread to think of the complications there might be were the double not so considerate as to carry a black bag and wear knee-breeches.
  • My imagination moves in broad gestures; her's was delicate with a real dread of extravagance.
  • I had not seemed to realize before how much of our trouble, our unspoken apprehension and dread of impending calamity was due to this man.
  • While it flourished, the dread and the fear of it weighed too heavily on the minds of men to allow them to venture to pry into its mysteries.
  • We had looked forward to this coming day with such eager expectation, but now that it was so near, we shrank with dread from facing it.
  • But they had a sort of instinctive dread of social discussion as of something that might breach the happiness of their ignorance....
  • The Chinese have a great dread of ghosts, particularly of the ghosts of those who have come to an untimely end.
  • I sleep soundly, without dread of duns or critics, and leave immortal fame to those that choose to fret and fight about it.
  • The lord of Pengersick went no more forth abroad, and a nameless dread seemed to have settled down on him and his lady.
  • The froth and fume of flag-wagging have evaporated; so, too, have lifted bone-quaking mists of dread and suspense.
  • She seemed haunted by the dread that her place would be taken in our chambers, and that, once cured, she would have to hunt for another.
  • Poor Jacob began to get very weary, and to dread more and more that he should find his young master becoming a confirmed slave to the drink.
  • The Kaiser, sagacious like every man when his livelihood is at stake, always had these dread eventualities in mind.

Short Example Sentence for Dread

  • Do you dread my cruelty?
  • They seize what they dread to lose most.
  • That little dread us near!
  • The summons was very near; the dread inevitable impended.
  • How do I dread his influence!
  • Nothing can exceed the dread which the Purrah inspires.
  • I wonder why we dread old Death so, Val?
  • His coming sent a shiver of dread through all the neighbouring settlements.
  • We had an inexcusable dread that perhaps he would make a mess of the meeting.
  • She wished that she were not haunted by a vague dread of it....
  • Should we dread the decision of this distinguished servant of the Law?
  • He who aims high, must dread an easy home and popular manners.
  • I cannot tell you how much I dread the crisis of my fate so near at hand!
  • How that dread dirge the ambient Summer fills Savage and shrill!
  • How do I dread my uncle's coming, Geta.
  • We fear not the success of rivals, nor dread the critic's pen.
  • In dread silence rules The uncounsell'd sister of eternal fate.

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