fearful


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experiencing or showing fear

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lacking courage

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extremely distressing

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timid by nature or revealing timidity

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owle motarkee!' which signifies, 'Terrible fellows those Happars!--devour an amazing quantity of men!--ah, shocking bad!' Thus far he explained himself by a variety of gestures, during the performance of which he would dart out of the house, and point abhorrently towards the Happar valley; running in to us again with a rapidity that showed he was fearful he would lose one part of his meaning before he could complete the other; and continuing his illustrations by seizing the fleshy part of my arm in his teeth, intimating by the operation that the people who lived over in that direction would like nothing better than to treat me in that manner.
Then, when he was too weak to hold a sword or spear, he saw a fearful sight:--
Guided by the Dwarf they reached the castle of the Giant, and here a fearful fight took place in which Prince Arthur conquered Duessa's Dragon and killed the Giant.
In a study with 148 adults who met the DSM-III-R criteria for height phobia, 56% of the sample either reported having always been fearful of heights, or described fear-onset events that were consistent with the non-conditioning traumatic event pathway, while associative accounts were attributed to only 31% of the cases (Menzies & Clarke, 1995a).
And Neville said: "The expectations are what we always wanted so we can't get to the stage of getting it, and then be fearful of it.
Sarah Dale reports: AUGUST'S Book Club Book of the Month is HER FEARFUL SYMMETRY by Audrey Niffenegger (Jonathan Cape, pounds 18.99, hb) IN the latest book by the bestselling author of The Time Traveler's Wife, which was made into a film starring Eric Bana and Rachel McAdams, Julia and Valentina Poole are normal American teenagers.
Scientists compared functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) scans of 17 people with GAD to scans of 24 healthy people as they viewed images of fearful and happy faces.
Her new novel, Her Fearful Symmetry, has all the panache and originality of the first--and a lot more to boot.
Youngsters of both sexes also don't tend to associate images of flowers and mushrooms with either fearful or happy faces, he finds.
Summary: Bank of England rate-setters are fearful of "false dawns" despite more positive signs for the struggling UK economy.
Rodopi Press, an academic press known for its medical works with offices in Amsterdam and New Jersey, has issued Fearful Symmetries: Essays and Testimonies Around Excision and Circumcision.
Advocate Rizvi Khan informed the court Hamesh Khan was not fearful of SC but he was fearful of Punjab government as it was harassing the people.
Audrey Niffenegger, the author of The Time Traveler's Wife, has reportedly received an advance of around USD5m for the manuscript of her second novel, Her Fearful Symmetry.
Which grabs your attention first: a happy, a neutral, or a fearful expression?