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Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
fear
I.noun
COLLOCATIONS FROM OTHER ENTRIES
be feared dead (=used when someone is missing and people are worried that they are dead)
▪ Hundreds of people are feared dead in a ferry disaster.
be filled with horror/fear/anger/doubt/remorse
▪ Their faces were suddenly filled with fear.
calm...fears
▪ We tried to calm people’s fears.
chill of fear/apprehension/disquiet etc
▪ Fay felt a chill of fear as she watched Max go off with her daughter.
confirm your fears/doubts/suspicions etc
▪ This just confirms my worst fears.
conquer your nerves/fear
▪ She was determined to conquer her fear of flying.
crazed with grief/pain/fear etc
▪ He was crazed with grief after the death of his mother.
dismiss fears
▪ The Transport Minister dismissed fears that the Cotswold railway line would close.
fear and loathing
▪ The nightmare left her with a sense of fear and loathing.
fear for sb’s safety (=be afraid that they will not be safe)
▪ They fear for the safety of relatives they have left behind.
fear of contradiction
▪ You can say what you like without fear of contradiction.
fear of failure
▪ Fear of failure should not deter you from trying.
for fear of reprisal
▪ They didn’t tell the police for fear of reprisal.
instil confidence/fear/discipline etc into sb
▪ A manager’s job is to instil determination into his players.
mad with grief/fear/jealousy etc
▪ When she heard of her son’s death, she was mad with grief.
morbid fear
▪ The trip was made all the worse by Frankie’s morbid fear of flying.
numb with shock/fear/terror etc
▪ I just sat there, numb with fear.
petrified with fright/fear
▪ He was petrified with fear when he saw the gun.
quake with fear/fright/anger etc
▪ Richmond was quaking with fury.
quiver of fear/anxiety/anticipation etc
▪ I felt a quiver of excitement run through me.
raises fears
▪ This attack raises fears of increased violence against foreigners.
sb’s eyes are full of hatred/fear etc
▪ The prisoners stared at him, their eyes full of hatred.
sb’s hopes and fears (=all the things someone hopes for and is afraid of)
▪ The crew members have different hopes and fears about the trip.
sb’s hopes/fears/plans for the future
▪ What are your hopes for the future?
sense sb’s fear/excitement/reluctance etc
▪ Luke paused and she sensed his reluctance to continue.
shake with anger/fear etc
▪ He stood there shaking with anger.
shiver with cold/fear/delight etc
▪ She shivered with fear and anger.
stoke fear/anger/envy etc
▪ The scandal has stoked public outrage.
tremble with anger/fear etc
▪ Greene was on his feet now, his body trembling with rage.
unhealthy interest/obsession/fear etc
▪ Gareth had an unhealthy interest in death.
white with anger/fear etc
▪ Her voice shook, and her face was white with anger.
COLLOCATIONS FROM CORPUS
■ ADJECTIVE
great
▪ And every parent's greatest fear: could my child be abducted?.
▪ But greater than her fear was the need of that which she bore.
▪ She was beset of a sudden by a great fear ... She was utterly alone now.
▪ But despite their fears of disease, the men still visited us, propelled by the greater fear of death.
▪ Yet aside from that, my admiration for him as a person is perhaps as great as my fear of him.
▪ Seminoles and blacks then stormed through Florida, attacking settlements and creating great fear among the white inhabitants.
▪ He only knew that in his anxious and over-concerned life his second greatest fear was that she might leave.
ill
▪ Alcuin's worst fears were not fulfilled until 806.
▪ The audit demonstrated that many of their worst fears were true.
▪ The message was short and cryptic and Corbett's worst fears were realised.
▪ Or would it confirm their worst fears?
▪ Her worst fear had been that Jake would show up before they had even left Lomond View.
▪ But now, my worst fears have been borne out.
▪ The worst fears of the residents were realised as the port was an immediate commercial success and heavy traffic quickly built up.
▪ But the new picture confirms environmentalists' worst fears.
irrational
▪ She kept repeating to herself that it was an irrational fear, but logic did nothing to quell the lurking terror.
▪ Even among those not so badly affected, ignorance about radiation produces powerful if sometimes irrational fear.
▪ If your subject to these irrational fears, then use that fear as a trigger to change your attitude.
▪ I have an irrational fear that Lucker will blank me.
▪ It seems that anxious people condition most easily and it is thought that irrational fears are established in this way.
▪ Again, careful teaching is important as well as loving discussion of these often irrational fears.
▪ Their reactions can range from anger to irrational guilt, fear and embarrassment.
real
▪ The real fear that this revolution might overthrow the Tsar forced him to make some political concessions to appease the masses.
▪ The threat of violence and real fear of revolution prompted the Government to adopt limited constitutional changes.
▪ Little wonder then that the prospect of a Solidarity-led government clashing with Solidarity-led trade unions is a real fear to those involved.
▪ It was necessary to acknowledge that the white minority had real fears about what would happen to them.
▪ The Review Panel now inspires real fear in company directors.
▪ The speed of others creates the real fear of being left behind.
▪ And there's a very real fear the travellers will return for the concert.
▪ But these were screams of real fear and soon I heard shouts and the sound of fighting from Antoinette's room.
■ VERB
allay
▪ Counselling should explore the employee's concerns about the move and try to allay fears.
▪ In this way he can discuss current information with his wife and help to allay her fears.
▪ Kelly argues that the removal of the requirement to aid decision-makers would allay fears.
▪ Even the precautions he took could not allay her fears and it wasn't too long before he gave up trying.
▪ Some Alliance supporters made statements that did little to allay such fears.
▪ The virtual extinction of the dragon sister tutor should also help to allay your fears.
▪ But he failed to allay fears that he will be a fatally flawed candidate when pitted against President Bush next autumn.
▪ It might not allay fears, but it will clarify them.
calm
▪ Midland Bank, one of the trustees of the Dumenil funds, stepped in to calm investors' fears.
▪ Jonnie spoke to calm his fears.
▪ If this made companies tremble, David Tweedie's pronouncements will have done nothing to calm their fears.
▪ But her host's calm demeanour as he scribbled a few notes and went on to the next call calmed her fears.
▪ The sounds of gunfire and shelling didn't do anything to calm my fears.
confirm
▪ Sure enough, to confirm our worst fears, the wind grew stronger in the evening.
▪ But the new picture confirms environmentalists' worst fears.
▪ An hour later, when the shock was over, he confirmed my fears: I had broken two ribs.
▪ Bob learned to demand a bit less without confirming his worst fears.
▪ The appointment made conservatives nervous, seemingly confirming their fears that a liberal onslaught was imminent.
▪ Hearing you on the telephone just seemed to confirm my worst fears, and I didn't stop to reason things through.
▪ A volley of bullets immediately peppered the ground directly in front of the doorway, confirming her worst fears.
express
▪ While the area had been designated a National Archaeological Reserve, he expressed fear of looting from the site.
▪ Conservatives and civil libertarians alike had expressed fears over the provisions limiting federal appeals for prisoners.
▪ A resident of Kimbolton Road expressed the fear that the new infirmary might be prejudicial to his property.
▪ But many across the nation expressed fears that higher speeds will lead to more deaths.
▪ Earlier, Selby's brother Jon expressed fears that the authorities were planning military action.
▪ The streets of Baghdad functioned as normal Saturday, but people expressed fear of more air strikes.
▪ Clive expressed his distrust and fear of being let down by a very detached attitude in all his relationships.
▪ His foes immediately expressed fear he will launch new attacks on them.
feel
▪ Resting there, in the protection of the mighty canopy, was an object which made him feel faint with fear.
▪ He felt little fear now about doing what he had to do.
▪ No doubt they could feel surprise or fear and had, perhaps, some capacity for shame, remorse or even deceit.
▪ On the landing outside her bedroom door she suddenly felt weak with fear.
▪ He'd marked her as he left, wanting to feel her fear.
▪ She felt her ignorance and fear sweep down on her head.
▪ Often they have a kind of superstitious feeling that once their fears are spoken, they may come true.
▪ And for a moment Glover had felt a wave of fear for the boys.
fill
▪ His voice was filled with dread and fear and heavy weights.
▪ The younger ones were filled with innocent fear.
▪ Yes, we love them, but their power over us fills us with fear and gnawing guilt.
▪ Her mind was filled with fears and hopes, the principal one being the same for her as for him.
▪ His eyes, which, moments earlier, had been filled with fear and horror, were now clear, almost calm.
▪ But it was not the sight of Sir Hugo or the girl that filled the men with fear.
▪ But suddenly she was filled with another fear - about the wisdom of staying on in such close proximity with him.
live
▪ It's a cliche to say people are living in fear, but sadly it's all too true in Larne.
▪ The town was a cluster of different quarters, all living in fear of massacre.
▪ Adults went home, listened to quiet music, lived in disbelief and fear.
▪ Orphans of Addiction Children whose parents abuse drugs live daily with fear, neglect and helplessness.
▪ Would she have to live permanently with the fear that she had failed him?
▪ Sometimes he hit me, sometimes he just threatened me, and I lived in terrible fear of him.
▪ And Karen, the controller living in fear of the cost-cutting chief financial officer?
lose
▪ But you can talk to your boss about the fear that you might lose your job.
▪ Just as tension spoils the golf swing, the fear of losing our job becomes paralyzing and makes the loss more likely.
▪ And you know, too, that you need have no fear of losing me when I marry.
▪ Gonzalez insisted that fears of lost momentum should not be a concern.
▪ Now the workers whose complaints started the probe fear they could lose their jobs.
▪ A deeper fear inside the immediate fear of being lost in the dark.
▪ They equally fear losing power through the ballot box.
▪ First, we have a fear of losing control.
overcome
▪ Last night's film examined a one-day course which helps people overcome their fear of flying.
▪ Boys who need to show that they can overcome their fear or that they have none.
▪ Does being brave mean being strong or overcoming our fears?
▪ She had overcome her fear of Rhayader.
▪ This kind of firm overcame that fear, Mr Muirhead said.
▪ To see clues that others have overlooked, to face danger and overcome fear.
▪ Once people overcome their fears about computers and begin to use them in telecottages, they acquire their own equipment.
▪ Most refuse to defy the cultural definition of masculinity, to overcome their fears, or to relinquish their male privilege.
raise
▪ Their happy marriage, their seeming perfection, was porcelain: they daren't raise their voices for fear of shattering it.
▪ The prospect of censorship in cyberspace has raised fears and sparked debates over decency and privacy.
▪ Over the last three years, tiger numbers have fallen from 44 to 15, raising fears for their viability.
▪ The actions raised fears of a renewal of the nationalist infighting that killed 12 people last year.
▪ Does the reporting raise women's fear of crime?
▪ This has already raised fears among foreign governments that the administration is not speaking with one voice on vital international issues.
strike
▪ Besides, her presence wasn't likely to strike fear into this large man.
▪ A thought struck me, bringing fear with it.
▪ If there is a single subject guaranteed to strike fear in the hearts of parents, it is drugs.
▪ Nothing here to strike fear into the hearts of the people.
▪ Believe me, all those cannon, mortars and volley guns should strike fear into the heart of the enemy.
▪ There is no procedure that strikes more fear and trepidation into the hearts of the ignorant and misinformed than the lumbar puncture.
tremble
▪ Before I had heard a dozen words, I was trembling with fear.
▪ My legs had begun to tremble, with fear now, not anger.
▪ Thus she left them, and Metaneira fell speechless to the earth and all there trembled with fear.
▪ Her body was trembling with fear.
▪ Eli has been trembling with fear for the ark.
▪ Then I saw that his bloodless lips were pulled back from his huge white teeth ... I trembled with fear and horror.
PHRASES FROM OTHER ENTRIES
allay (sb's) fear/concern/suspicion etc
▪ But he failed to allay fears that he will be a fatally flawed candidate when pitted against President Bush next autumn.
▪ In an attempt to allay these concerns, Rhone and other staff members met with citizens from the rehabilitation area several times.
▪ In this way he can discuss current information with his wife and help to allay her fears.
▪ Kelly argues that the removal of the requirement to aid decision-makers would allay fears.
▪ Margaret came from a wealthy family, and Richard was anxious to allay any suspicion that he had married for money.
▪ Sly had to allay their suspicions and stop them probing any further.
▪ Some Alliance supporters made statements that did little to allay such fears.
▪ The virtual extinction of the dragon sister tutor should also help to allay your fears.
be frozen with fear/terror/fright
fools rush in (where angels fear to tread)
mortal fear/dread/terror
▪ She held herself raised by her great prosperity above all that ordinary mortals fear and reverence.
▪ The crew is in mortal terror.
never fear
▪ But never fear, Nephew Tom.
▪ Dry your tears, we are here, never fear.
▪ Feedback Your Letters to the Editor More loony letters than usual this month, but never fear - we can take it.
▪ For, never fear, I shall be trying again in the near future to succeed with this frustrating catfish.
▪ If that describes you, never fear.
▪ She felt as if she had never feared anything.
▪ They had never feared him before.
sb's worst fears were realized
▪ My worst fears were realized when I saw the test questions.
▪ His worst fears were realized and he was arrested.
stab of pain/disappointment/fear etc
▪ As Grant hurried down the narrow concrete stairs, he felt the first warning stab of pain in his torn thigh muscle.
▪ I bit my arm and was grateful for the stab of pain, for the resistance of the bone beneath the skin.
▪ I felt a sharp stab of disappointment and was surprised and angry at myself.
▪ Instinctively he rolled in the saddle and felt the white-hot stab of pain as something sharp scored a line across his shoulders.
▪ She stretched, and little stabs of pain shot through her.
▪ Supposing, he thought, with a stab of fear, he was never going to have any friends?
▪ The policeman pinched his eyes as if overcome with a sudden stab of pain.
strike terror/fear into sb's heart
▪ Believe me, all those cannon, mortars and volley guns should strike fear into the heart of the enemy.
▪ Every crisis would strike terror into the hearts of people everywhere.
▪ Nothing here to strike fear into the hearts of the people.
▪ The Slav opposition collapsed almost immediately, as if the very name of Charles had struck terror into their hearts.
▪ The very physical description of the Huns proved sufficient in and of itself to strike terror into the hearts of their enemies.
tingle with excitement/fear/anticipation etc
▪ I jerked back, tingling with fear, feeling it peel off like a strand of elastoplast.
▪ I remember walking into the board room tingling with fear and energy.
▪ My face was tingling with fear and I felt in imminent need of a toilet-roll.
▪ We were tingling with anticipation and at one with our surroundings.
EXAMPLES FROM OTHER ENTRIES
fear of flying
Fears of a recession have wiped billions of dollars off share values.
▪ Curiosity overcame her fear.
▪ Her hands were shaking with fear.
▪ I glanced around in fear. Was someone following me?
▪ McCarthy exploited deep-seated fears about communism among the American people.
▪ My fear of the dentist goes back to when I was a child.
▪ On New Year's Eve we come together, and share our hopes and fears for the coming year.
▪ People fled in fear of their lives, as mud began to pour down the mountainside.
▪ The boat had gone. We stood frozen with fear, staring at the sea.
▪ The boy's eyes were full of fear.
▪ There was always the fear that he might never return.
EXAMPLES FROM CORPUS
▪ A tingle of fear mixed with excitement came over me.
▪ Her fears were groundless and she slid the door back.
▪ Meditation for scared warriors Where does fear come from, Lord?
▪ The fear is that if they are published, Parliament will pass a law against smearing politicians.
▪ The overhang has continued because companies held back shutdowns for fear of helping competitors.
▪ These men were despots, meaning they could kill their subjects without fear of retribution.
▪ With all these men, however, their egos are clearly strong enough to overcome any residual fear of the feminine.
▪ With their eyes erect and fear in their speed they run for the safety of the waves.
II.verb
COLLOCATIONS FROM CORPUS
■ NOUN
government
▪ After the war MI5 turned its attention to the growing menace of Bolshevism which the government feared would soon engulf the country.
▪ The provisional government, fearing that Santa Anna might be the source of later trouble, agreed to his departure.
▪ Both governments fear censure if the fuel is shipped around the world again.
▪ The federal government fears that other states are likely to follow suit.
▪ The good name of Government, ministers feared, was being damaged.
▪ And the vagaries of a jury were possibly another consideration: the government fearing the libertarian qualities of juries.
▪ The socialist government feared a loss of government to the C.N.T. unless they held out a revolutionary future to the social masses.
official
▪ Course officials fear the seized batch isn't the end of the story.
▪ And at the Oyster Creek nuclear plant in southern New Jersey, employees were evacuated by officials who feared an earthquake.
▪ If the drought continues, officials fear it could drive cattle producers and farmers out of business permanently.
▪ The fuel behind the rabies terror may be the fear of local health officials.
▪ Gwinnett school officials say they fear the same fate when they turn to voters for more money next year.
reason
▪ For that reason Minh Mang feared potentially disruptive ideas and practices.
▪ So Chelsea had more reason than alliteration to fear a third successive failure to reach the third round.
▪ Reporters have good reason to fear the anger of good sources.
▪ For the same reason, I fear that an accountant's expert knowledge of tax havens may once again be a saleable commodity.
▪ As to fear, who would have reason to fear Francis?
▪ Both rulers had reason to fear.
▪ But not for the reasons some had feared.
safety
▪ Locals began to fear for her safety.
▪ All along, authorities feared for their safety, because du Pont is an expert marksmen with a large gun collection.
▪ It is unnecessary to produce a person who fears for his safety.
▪ Male speaker I fear that safety standards will go down the drain as people seek to make most profit.
▪ At several hospitals, emergency room personnel said they increasingly fear for their own safety.
▪ Nevertheless, Sidonius did fear for the safety of his own family in the aftermath of the accession of Nepos.
■ VERB
raise
▪ And didn't it, in many ways, shape the whole presidential debate, raising causes that others feared to touch?
PHRASES FROM OTHER ENTRIES
be frozen with fear/terror/fright
expect/fear the worst
▪ Distillery boss Billy Hamilton fears the worst after Heath was assisted off in the second-half with a torn calf muscle.
▪ From what he has heard he fears the worst about the likelihood of a quick turnaround on the field.
▪ I knew I was being irrational but I began to fear the worst.
▪ Leading the mob assault into the fisherman's cabin, the pastor expects the worst.
▪ Only then did we begin to fear the worst.
▪ Quite frankly we expected the worst.
fools rush in (where angels fear to tread)
mortal fear/dread/terror
▪ She held herself raised by her great prosperity above all that ordinary mortals fear and reverence.
▪ The crew is in mortal terror.
never fear
▪ But never fear, Nephew Tom.
▪ Dry your tears, we are here, never fear.
▪ Feedback Your Letters to the Editor More loony letters than usual this month, but never fear - we can take it.
▪ For, never fear, I shall be trying again in the near future to succeed with this frustrating catfish.
▪ If that describes you, never fear.
▪ She felt as if she had never feared anything.
▪ They had never feared him before.
stab of pain/disappointment/fear etc
▪ As Grant hurried down the narrow concrete stairs, he felt the first warning stab of pain in his torn thigh muscle.
▪ I bit my arm and was grateful for the stab of pain, for the resistance of the bone beneath the skin.
▪ I felt a sharp stab of disappointment and was surprised and angry at myself.
▪ Instinctively he rolled in the saddle and felt the white-hot stab of pain as something sharp scored a line across his shoulders.
▪ She stretched, and little stabs of pain shot through her.
▪ Supposing, he thought, with a stab of fear, he was never going to have any friends?
▪ The policeman pinched his eyes as if overcome with a sudden stab of pain.
EXAMPLES FROM OTHER ENTRIES
Fearing a blizzard, many people stayed home.
▪ He was a ruthless dictator, feared by the entire country.
▪ Many of the gang's victims refused to give information to the police because they feared reprisals.
▪ The rescuers dug slowly and carefully, fearing that the wreckage might collapse on top of them.
EXAMPLES FROM CORPUS
▪ At the age of thirty, Gertrude lay on her death-bed, fearing that she was unworthy of heaven.
▪ I feared the snow would bury the words beneath its drifts.
▪ If you see Mrs Meir, tell her I am not a person who fears anyone.
▪ Second, the actual difficulties encountered overseas appeared to be of a considerably lower order of intensity than had been feared.
▪ Some have decided not to return, fearing they will lose the pleasant images of memory they developed long ago.
▪ They say the only people who need fear the cameras are those doing somthing illegal.
▪ This will comfort those on the Labour side who most feared negative Nice fallout in an election year.
▪ Whitney, the butcher, who was feared for his savagery and barbarism.
The Collaborative International Dictionary
fear

Fere \Fere\, n. [OE. fere companion, AS. gef[=e]ra, from f[=e]ran to go, travel, faran to travel. [root]78. See Fare.] A mate or companion; -- often used of a wife. [Obs.] [Written also fear and feere.]
--Chaucer.

And Cambel took Cambrina to his fere.
--Spenser.

In fere, together; in company. [Obs.]
--Chaucer.

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
fear

Middle English fere, from Old English fær "calamity, sudden danger, peril, sudden attack," from Proto-Germanic *feraz "danger" (cognates: Old Saxon far "ambush," Old Norse far "harm, distress, deception," Dutch gevaar, German Gefahr "danger"), from PIE *per- "to try, risk," a form of verbal root *per- (3) "to lead, pass over" (cognates: Latin periculum "trial, risk, danger;" Greek peria "trial, attempt, experience," Old Irish aire "vigilance," Gothic ferja "watcher"); related to *per- (1) "forward, through" (see per).\n

\nSense of "state of being afraid, uneasiness caused by possible danger" developed by late 12c. Some Old English words for "fear" as we now use it were fyrhto, fyrhto; as a verb, ondrædan. Meaning "feeling of dread and reverence for God" is from c.1400. To put the fear of God (into someone) "intimidate, cause to cower" is by 1888, from the common religious phrase; the extended use was often at first in colonial contexts:\n\nThus then we seek to put "the fear of God" into the natives at the point of the bayonet, and excuse ourselves for the bloody work on the plea of the benefits which we intend to confer afterwards.

[Felix Adler, "The Religion of Duty," 1905]

fear

Old English færan "to terrify, frighten," from a Proto-Germanic verbal form of the root of fear (n.). Cognates: Old Saxon faron "to lie in wait," Middle Dutch vaeren "to fear," Old High German faren "to plot against," Old Norse færa "to taunt."\n

\nOriginally transitive in English; long obsolete in this sense but somewhat revived in digital gaming via "fear" spells, which matches the old sense "drive away by fear," attested early 15c. Meaning "feel fear" is late 14c. Related: Feared; fearing.

Wiktionary
fear

Etymology 1 n. (senseid en uncountable: unpleasant emotion caused by actual or perceived danger)(lb en uncountable) A strong, uncontrollable, unpleasant emotion caused by actual or perceived danger or threat. vb. (lb en obsolete transitive) To cause fear to; to frighten. Etymology 2

  1. (context dialectal English) able; capable; stout; strong; sound. alt. (context dialectal English) able; capable; stout; strong; sound.

WordNet
fear
  1. n. an emotion experienced in anticipation of some specific pain or danger (usually accompanied by a desire to flee or fight) [syn: fearfulness, fright] [ant: fearlessness]

  2. an anxious feeling; "care had aged him"; "they hushed it up out of fear of public reaction" [syn: concern, care]

  3. a profound emotion inspired by a deity; "the fear of God" [syn: reverence, awe, veneration]

fear
  1. v. be afraid or feel anxious or apprehensive about a possible or probable situation or event; "I fear she might get aggressive"

  2. be afraid or scared of; be frightened of; "I fear the winters in Moscow"; "We should not fear the Communists!" [syn: dread]

  3. be sorry; used to introduce an unpleasant statement; "I fear I won't make it to your wedding party"

  4. be uneasy or apprehensive about; "I fear the results of the final exams"

  5. regard with feelings of respect and reverence; consider hallowed or exalted or be in awe of; "Fear God as your father"; "We venerate genius" [syn: reverence, revere, venerate]

Wikipedia
Fear

Fear is a feeling induced by perceived danger or threat that occurs in certain types of organisms, which causes a change in metabolic and organ functions and ultimately a change in behavior, such as fleeing, hiding, or freezing from perceived traumatic events. Fear in human beings may occur in response to a specific stimulus occurring in the present, or in anticipation or expectation of a future threat perceived as a risk to body or life. The fear response arises from the perception of danger leading to confrontation with or escape from/avoiding the threat (also known as the fight-or-flight response), which in extreme cases of fear ( horror and terror) can be a freeze response or paralysis.

In humans and animals, fear is modulated by the process of cognition and learning. Thus fear is judged as rational or appropriate and irrational or inappropriate. An irrational fear is called a phobia.

Psychologists such as John B. Watson, Robert Plutchik, and Paul Ekman have suggested that there is only a small set of basic or innate emotions and that fear is one of them. This hypothesized set includes such emotions as acute stress reaction, anger, angst, anxiety, fright, horror, joy, panic, and sadness. Fear is closely related to, but should be distinguished from, the emotion anxiety, which occurs as the result of threats that are perceived to be uncontrollable or unavoidable. The fear response serves survival by generating appropriate behavioral responses, so it has been preserved throughout evolution.

Fear (band)

Fear is a hardcore punk band from Los Angeles, California, formed in 1977. The band is credited for helping to shape the sound and style of Californian hardcore punk. The group started out as part of the early California punk rock scene, and gained national prominence after an infamous 1981 performance on Saturday Night Live.

Frontman Lee Ving has been the band's only constant member. Since its formation, the band has gone through various lineup changes, and at one point, featured Flea of the Red Hot Chili Peppers on bass.

Fear (Toad the Wet Sprocket album)

fear is the third studio album by Toad the Wet Sprocket, their second album for Columbia Records, released on August 27, 1991. fear was the first commercially successful album for the band, selling over a million copies and was certified platinum three years after release, on September 1, 1994. The album reached #49 on Billboard's Top 200 Albums in September of 1992, and two of the singles charted in the United States. " All I Want" and " Walk on the Ocean" peaked at #15 and #18 on the Billboard Hot 100, respectively.

Fear (1996 film)

Fear is a 1996 American psychological thriller film directed by James Foley (who co-scripted without credit) and written by Christopher Crowe. It was originally titled No Fear, without bearing any connection to the same-named line of sporting apparel. It stars Mark Wahlberg, Reese Witherspoon, William Petersen, Alyssa Milano and Amy Brenneman. Described by producer Brian Grazer as " Fatal Attraction for teens", the film is an "intimacy thriller", a film subgenre which became highly successful in the 1990s. It revolves around an upper-middle class Seattle family whose seemingly perfect, yet humdrum existence is threatened, when their teenage daughter begins dating an attractive and mysterious young man, much to her father's chagrin.

Although Fear was largely derided by critics upon its theatrical release, it became a marginal sleeper hit in the spring of 1996, grossing $20 million at the U.S. box office. It has since developed a reputation as a cult film, while at the same time launching teen idol status for its two young leads, who were romantically linked at the time of the film's premiere. Wahlberg was nominated for the MTV Movie Award for Best Villain.

Fear (John Cale album)

Fear is the fourth solo studio album by Welsh musician John Cale, released on 1 October 1974 by record label Island.

Fear (disambiguation)

Fear is an emotion that arises from the perception of danger.

Fear or The Fear may also refer to:

Fear (TV series)

MTV's Fear (promoted as MTV Music Television's Fear) is an American paranormal reality television series that originally aired from 2000 to 2002 on MTV. The program follows a group of five or more contestants being left at an allegedly haunted location and led them on a series of dares over two nights to explore and confirm whether or not the place is haunted. The show was created by Martin Kunert and Eric Manes who were inspired by the 1973 horror film The Legend of Hell House. The pilot episode was co-executive produced and directed by George Verschoor. The series aired the first two episodes in a pilot run, which received outstanding reviews and a full season was ordered. After eight more episodes, another season was ordered. The second season ended after only six aired episodes. The series was not cancelled due to a lack of interest (the show was the second most popular on MTV at the time of its cancellation), but due to the high cost of producing each episode. A DVD, MTV's Inside Fear, was released on November 6, 2001.

Fear was named #6 on Entertainment Weekly's "15 Taboo-Breaking TV Moments".

Fear was the first scary/supernatural reality show created in the world. The visual style, mood, music, editing and filmmaking techniques Fear innovated have become the standard for the genre. The show also brought innovations to the general reality show genre, including having contestants film their own experience as no video crew followed them into the "haunted" locations, use of night vision cameras, and use of POV body mounted cameras to have contestants film their own close-ups. Fear is still often referred to as "TV's scariest reality show".

Fear (song series)

"Fear" is a set of four songs by the band Rush. The composition consists of Part I: "The Enemy Within" (from 1984's Grace Under Pressure), Part II: "The Weapon" (from 1982's Signals), Part III: "Witch Hunt" (from 1981's Moving Pictures) and Part IV: "Freeze" (from 2002's Vapor Trails). Parts I, II, and III were released in reverse order, while Part IV was released a little more than 18 years after Part I. The songs do not follow a set storyline. Instead, they deal with topics relating to the emotion of fear.

Rush performed the first three songs of the tetralogy in their entirety live on the Grace Under Pressure Tour of 1984 as well as the Power Windows Warm-Up Tour of 1985. "Freeze" has never been performed live, and of the other three songs only "Witch Hunt" has been performed live since 1986, being played on the Snakes & Arrows Tour in 2007-08 and the Time Machine Tour in 2010-11, on which Moving Pictures was played live in its entirety for the first time.

Fear (1946 film)

Fear is a 1946 low-budget film noir directed by Alfred Zeisler. The film is considered a loose adaptation of Dostoyevsky's Crime and Punishment.

Fear (Hubbard novella)

Fear is a psychological thriller- horror novella by L. Ron Hubbard first appearing in Unknown Fantasy Fiction in July 1940. While previous editions followed the magazine text, the 1991 Bridge edition reportedly restores the author's original manuscript text. The novella is ranked 10th on Modern Library 100 Best Novels - The Reader's List.

Fear (Royal Hunt album)

Fear is the fifth studio album released by Danish progressive metal band Royal Hunt, It is the debut studio album from John West on vocals.

Fear (Abbott novel)

Fear is a 2006 thriller by Jeff Abbott. Texas Monthly described the novel as a "pharmaco-thriller about a clandestine medical clinic".

Fear (1990 film)

Fear is a thriller/ horror/ suspense film. It is directed by Rockne S. O'Bannon and stars Ally Sheedy, Pruitt Taylor Vince, Michael O'Keefe, Lauren Hutton, Keone Young, Stan Shaw, Dean Goodman, Don Hood and Jonathan Prince.

Fear (of the Unknown)

"Fear (Of the Unknown)" is a U.S.-only single by written and recorded by English rock band Siouxsie and the Banshees and produced by Stephen Hague. It was released in late 1991 as the third U.S. single from the band's 10th studio album, Superstition. It was not released in the UK and was the only Siouxsie and the Banshees single not to be issued in that country.

The track, in its original form, was an uptempo dance-oriented number with heavy percussion work by Banshees drummer Budgie. For its release as a single, "Fear (of the Unknown)" was drastically remixed by Junior Vasquez to accentuate its 4/4 rhythm and give it a house music feel. When included on the 1992 compilation album Twice Upon a Time: The Singles, the track was presented in still another version, which was neither the main single version (which is the same as the version on Superstition) nor the Junior Vasquez "Vertigo Mix," which was the fourth track on the single.

"Fear (of the Unknown)" received moderate airplay on American alternative rock radio, peaking at number 12 on Billboard magazine's Modern Rock Tracks chart. The song became the Banshees' biggest hit on the U.S. Hot Dance Club Play chart, climbing to number 6.

The cover art is an homage to James Stewart's dream sequence in Alfred Hitchcock's film Vertigo.

Fear (1954 film)

Fear is a 1954 drama film directed by Roberto Rossellini and starring his wife Ingrid Bergman. It has also been released as Angst in the English-speaking world. It is loosely based on the Stefan Zweig novel Fear. It was filmed in Munich and was shot simultaneously in German and English. Rossellini created it because he wanted to explore the reconstruction of Germany from both a material and moral standpoint ten years after making his previous German film Germany Year Zero. The film is noirish with aspects reminiscent of Hitchcock and German Expressionism.

Fear (anthology)

Fear: 13 Stories of Suspense and Horror is a 2010 horror anthology edited by R. L. Stine. Thirteen different authors contributed stories to the anthology, including Meg Cabot, Heather Graham, F. Paul Wilson, and Stine himself. Stine began writing the anthology after the International Thriller Writers asked him to write a book with several stories. Critical reception for the short story collection was positive, with one reviewer stating the stories were highly suspenseful, inventive, easy to understand, and fast-paced.

Fear (1965 film)

Fear (1965) is a 35 mm short Hindi film directed by legendary filmmaker Ritwik Ghatak. In 1964-65 Ritwik created this documentary for the acting department of Pune Film Institute. Mainly the students of Pune Film Institute participated in this film. Director Subhash Ghai, and actor Asrani then students of that institute acted in this film.

Fear (Rybakov novel)

Fear is a novel by Anatoly Rybakov that recounts the era in the Soviet Union of the build-up to the ' Congress of the Victors', the early years of the second Five Year Plan and the (supposed) circumstances of the murder of Sergey Kirov prior to the beginning of the Great Purge. It is the second book of the trilogy, preceded by Children of the Arbat and followed by Dust and Ashes.

Fear (Zweig novella)

Fear is a 1925 novella by the Austrian writer Stefan Zweig. It was adapted into a 1928 silent film Angst directed by Hans Steinhoff and a 1954 film Fear directed by Roberto Rossellini.

Fear (1917 film)

Fear (German: Furcht) is a 1917 German silent horror film written and directed by Robert Wiene and starring Bruno Decarli, Conrad Veidt and Bernhard Goetzke. It is also the first known appearance of Conrad Veidt on screen, cast by producer Oskar Messter (famous for discovering actors who became big stars in the 1920s).

The original soundtrack for the film was lost and replaced by another donated by collectionist Leslie Shepard. The sets were designed by Ludwig Kainer.

Fear (video gamer)

Clinton Loomis, (born February 19, 1988) more commonly known as Fear, is an American professional Dota 2 player from Medford, Oregon, currently playing for Evil Geniuses. With a career spanning a decade, Fear is one of the oldest active Dota players. He was featured alongside Danil "Dendi" Ishutin and Benedict Lim "hyhy" Han Long in the documentary Free to Play. While in Evil Geniuses he won The International 2015.

FEAR (terrorist group)

The FEAR militia (Forever Enduring, Always Ready) was an American terrorist group of between four and eleven individuals that the State of Georgia alleged in 2012 to have planned to destroy a dam and poison apple orchards in Washington State, set off explosives in Forsyth Park in Savannah, Georgia, and assassinate President Barack Obama. Four of the individuals charged were soldiers stationed at Fort Stewart, Georgia. The group killed two people in an attempt to prevent them from revealing their plans to the public.

Fear (of the Unknown) (Grey's Anatomy)

"Fear (of the Unknown) " is the twenty fourth episode and the season finale of the tenth season of the American television medical drama Grey's Anatomy, and is the 220th episode overall. It aired on May 15, 2014 on ABC in the United States. The episode was written by William Harper and directed by Tony Phelan. On its initial airing it was watched by 8.92 million viewers. The episode marked the departure of one of lead characters, Cristina Yang, played by Sandra Oh since the inception of the series. The episode focuses on Yang as she prepares to say her goodbyes to the doctors at Grey-Sloan Memorial hospital including her best friend Meredith Grey ( Ellen Pompeo) and her love interest Owen Hunt ( Kevin McKidd) and leave for Zurich for her new job. The episode received generally positive reviews with Oh's performance receiving enormous praise.

Amidst Yang's departure a catastrophe occurs at a nearby mall bringing loads of patients to Grey-Sloan. Derek Shepherd ( Patrick Dempsey) asks Meredith to move to D.C. with her for his new job. Callie Torres ( Sara Ramirez) and Arizona Robbins ( Jessica Capshaw) consider having a surrogate mother carry their child while April Kepner ( Sarah Drew) is nervous about raising her own child with Jackson Avery ( Jesse Williams). Miranda Bailey ( Chandra Wilson) is nominated for a position at Board to replace Cristina who instead left the seat for Alex Karev ( Justin Chambers). Also, Leah Murphy ( Tessa Ferrer) is fired from her job and Shane Ross ( Gaius Charles) and Richard Webber ( James Pickens Jr.) meets with Maggie Pierce ( Kelly McCreary), and finds out that her birth mother was Ellis Grey.

Usage examples of "fear".

Here was my wife, who had secretly aided and abetted her son in his design, and been the recipient of his hopes and fears on the subject, turning to me, who had dared to utter a feeble protest or two only to be scoffed at, and summarily sat upon, asking if the game was really safe.

O Queen Rabesqurat, the haven of our voyage was Aklis, and we feared delay, seeing the fire of the mountain ablaze with expectations of us.

Charlotte Simmons gave off waves and waves of shiftlessness, incompetence, irresponsibility, sloth, flabby character, and the noxious funk of flesh abloom with heat, sweat, fear, and adrenaline.

But this is not your fight, and if things do not go well aboard Persephone I rather fear there will be little quarter, given or taken.

I fear we will be as far aneath the right medium for a while, as ye are startit aboon it.

And to rage was added fear: fear that once on her own she might complain that he had sexually abused her as a child, and, worse still, that she might voice her suspicions about the fate of some of the young women she had seen in Cromwell Street.

McIntyre contends that Turnbull forged the letter and stole the securities, then fearing his guilt would become known, committed still another crime - that of suicide, he could have swallowed a dose of aconitine while at the police court.

But he was acutely aware that Watkins was in a dangerously excited state and that it was necessary, if frustrating, to take the time to calm his fears.

Smoking, like all drug addiction, is a tug-of-war of fear: the fear of what the drug is doing to us, and the fear of not being able to enjoy or cope with life without it.

The fear that nicotine addiction engenders can cause otherwise pleasant and compassionate people to act like barbarians.

I fear I will dissolve in light, grow addled and vague, like Czerny, or foolishly evangelical like Ristelli.

I was struck by the dread in her voice, which seemed to be more fear of Aden himself than a reluctance to share the bad news.

The reply of those who opposed the adjournment was that the condition of public affairs did actually tend to revolution, and that instead of fanning the popular excitement by remaining in session, Congress would be thus most wisely allaying the fears which had entered the minds of so large a number of the people.

Lord Ado would leave her alone for an extended time as he still had other business to conduct and probably wanted her to wait in fear for his entrance.

Dublin had not been treated like Boston, and if Cork and Waterford had not been reduced to ashes like the towns of America, it was not through the enlightened policy of ministers, but from fear of the consequences of adopting stringent measures toward those refractory cities.