An example of fear is for a child to be scared of getting a shot.
Being alone is my greatest fear.
Our fears intensified as the storm approached.
A boy who fears spiders.
We all feared what we would see when the grades were posted.
A fear of looking foolish.
Living in constant fear of attack; saved as much as he could for fear of losing his job.
I fear you are wrong. I fear I have bad news for you.
Your injury is minor. Don't fear.
We fear for the future of the business.
A fear that it will rain.
There was no fear of difficulty.
I fear I am late.
- 1898, Winston Churchill, chapter 8, The Celebrity.I corralled the judge, and we started off across the fields, in no very mild state of fear of that gentleman's wife, whose vigilance was seldom relaxed.
- 1963, Margery Allingham, chapter 18, The China Governess.‘Then the father has a great fight with his terrible conscience,’ said Munday with granite seriousness. ‘Should he make a row with the police […]? Or should he say nothing about it and condone brutality for fear of appearing in the newspapers?’.
He was struck by fear on seeing the snake.
Tush, tush! fear boys with bugs.
I fear the worst will happen.
I fear for their safety.
I fear [regret that] I have bad news for you: your husband has died.
An example of fear is the feeling felt in a haunted house.