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Afraid Meaning and Definition from WordNet (r) 2.0
    afraid adj
  1. filled with fear or apprehension; "afraid even to turn his head"; "suddenly looked afraid"; "afraid for his life"; "afraid of snakes"; "afraid to ask questions" [syn: afraid(p)] [ant: unafraid(p)]
  2. filled with regret or concern; used often to soften an unpleasant statement; "I'm afraid I won't be able to come"; "he was afraid he would have to let her go"; "I'm afraid you're wrong"
  3. feeling worry or concern or insecurity; "She was afraid that I might be embarrassed"; "terribly afraid of offending someone"; "I am afraid we have witnessed only the first phase of the conflict"
  4. having feelings of aversion or unwillingness; "afraid of hard work"; "affaid to show emotion"
Afraid Meaning and Definition from Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
    Afraid \A*fraid"\, p. a. [OE. afrayed, affraide, p. p. of afraien to affray. See Affray, and cf. Afeard.] Impressed with fear or apprehension; in fear; apprehensive. [Afraid comes after the noun it limits.] ``Back they recoiled, afraid.'' --Milton. Note: This word expresses a less degree of fear than terrified or frightened. It is followed by of before the object of fear, or by the infinitive, or by a dependent clause; as, to be afraid of death. ``I am afraid to die.'' ``I am afraid he will chastise me.'' ``Be not afraid that I your hand should take.'' --Shak. I am afraid is sometimes used colloquially to soften a statement; as, I am afraid I can not help you in this matter. Syn: Fearful; timid; timorous; alarmed; anxious.
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* I'd rather give my life than be afraid to give it. - Lyndon B. Johnson

* Don't join the book burners. Don't think you're going to conceal faults by concealing evidence that they ever existed. Don't be afraid to go in your library and read every book... - Dwight D Eisenhower

* In this world there is always danger for those who are afraid of it. - George Bernard Shaw


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