DREAD's Sentences and Contexts

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 Sentences of dread
Definition:
n. fearful or distasteful anticipation; terror; horror
Example:
While the seamen, pointing fingers, shrink in dread, and cry, 'Turn back!”
Sentence in Classic:
The neighbourhood of unseen sleepers filled him with strange dread, as though they could harm him, and he prayed that the day might come quickly.
A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man By James Joyce Context
A vague, nameless dread came over him, and he hurried onwards frantically, dropping the precious food in his agitation.
A Study In Scarlet By Arthur Conan Doyle Context
Yet I could not shake off the vague feeling of dread which it left behind, though the sensation grew less keen as the weeks passed and nothing happened to disturb the usual routine of our lives.
The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle Context
The titter that rippled around the room appeared to abash the boy, but in reality that result was caused rather more by his worshipful awe of his unknown idol and the dread pleasure that lay in his high good fortune.
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer By Mark Twain Context
And she took the Galoshes from his feet; his sleep of death was ended; and he who had been thus called back again to life arose from his dread couch in all the vigor of youth.
Andersen's Fairy Tales By Hans Christian Andersen Context
Anna glancing down at once recognized Vronsky, and a strange feeling of pleasure and at the same time of dread of something stirred in her heart.
Anna Karenina(V1) By Leo Tolstoy Context
Now when he heard that she was here, he was suddenly conscious of such delight, and at the same time of such dread, that his breath failed him and he could not utter what he wanted to say.
Anna Karenina(V2) By Leo Tolstoy Context
With that peculiar feeling of youth, that dread of beaten tracks, and wish to express itself in a manner different from that of its elders which is often insincere, Nicholas wished to do something special on meeting his friend.
War and Peace(V1) By Leo Tolstoy Context
Reading these letters, Nicholas felt a dread of their wanting to take him away from surroundings in which, protected from all the entanglements of life, he was living so calmly and quietly.
War and Peace(V3) By Leo Tolstoy Context
In contrast with the dread felt by the infantrymen placed in support, here in the battery where a small number of men busy at their work were separated from the rest by a trench, everyone experienced a common and as it were family feeling of animation.
War and Peace(V4) By Leo Tolstoy Context
Again, I listen to Miss Murdstone mumbling the responses, and emphasizing all the dread words with a cruel relish.
David Copperfield By Charles Dickens Context