dreads


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dreads

 (drĕdz)
pl.n. Informal
Dreadlocks.
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She regrets leaving the tranquil retirement of this remote sea-side place--she dreads change.
She turned from the window with gladness in her eyes, for the wife's chief dread was stilled.
It seemed to him this evening as if the cruelty of his outburst to Rosamond had made an obligation for him, and he dreaded the obligation: he dreaded Lydgate's unsuspecting good-will: he dreaded his own distaste for his spoiled life, which would leave him in motiveless levity.
CREON My royal sister, Oedipus, thy lord, Hath bid me choose (O dread alternative!) An outlaw's exile or a felon's death.
"It is not what you suppose, Mary, nor WHOM you suppose," answered my mistress; "I mean Mademoiselle Hennequin--I confess I DO dread the glance of her reproving eye."
STRANGER Inviolable, untrod; goddesses, Dread brood of Earth and Darkness, here abide.
After the first on-coming of her great dread, some weeks after her betrothal to Adam, she had waited and waited, in the blind vague hope that something would happen to set her free from her terror; but she could wait no longer.
In addition to the pain of separation, there was the horrid dread of falling into the hands of Master Andrew.
There was really, even now, no tangible evidence to the contrary; but since the previous night a vague dread had hung on his sky-line.
God willed, no doubt, to open to this elect the treasures of eternal beatitude, at this hour when other men tremble with the idea of being severely received by the Lord, and cling to this life they know, in the dread of the other life of which they get but merest glimpses by the dismal murky torch of death.
She dreaded a repetition of the severe look he had flung at her at parting, especially when he knew that the baby was not dangerously ill.
At such times, although I longed to destroy it with a blow, I was yet withheld from so doing, partly by a memory of my former crime, but chiefly - let me confess it at once - by absolute dread of the beast.