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dread Sentence Examples

  • The events of the last few days coupled with the dread of the unknown future were taking their toll.

  • Her words fueled the sense of dread he'd felt the past two weeks, since he'd lost contact with his closest friends.

  • She turned, her body tense and her large green eyes swimming with fear and dread.

  • Dread filled her as she drove up the familiar driveway to the stone manor.

  • Her sense of dread grew as she approached and followed Jonny into his apartment.

  • Dread settled into his stomach.

  • A sense of dread filled her as she approached Damian's room.

  • Dread trickled through her.

  • She'd watched the arriving guests with a mixture of fascination and dread.

  • She didn't want to disappoint him or Damian and couldn't help but dread the conversation to come.

  • The dread and guilt at the pit of her stomach were countered by the confusion of knowing that she'd fallen into the grip of the Immortal laws first with Gabriel then with Darkyn.

  • Wynn trailed, dread growing at the pit of his stomach.

  • It felt much like dread.

  • With some dread, he returned to Deidre's apartment.

  • With a look of dread, she went ahead of him.

  • Dread was heavy in Gabriel's stomach.

  • As much as I dread it.

  • Dread crept into Deidre.

  • Dread sank into her belly as she entered the shadow world and crossed to the glowing doorway.

  • Dread pooled in the base of his stomach for more than one reason.

  • Rather than dread at what lie ahead of him, he felt nothing but anger.

  • Gabriel felt something heavier than dread in his stomach.

  • She listened, dread fluttering through her, and sipped her wine.

  • Immobilized, she waited with panicked dread for an attack like Sasha's.

  • A tremor of dread slid through her.

  • He felt dread knot in his stomach at the sign she wasn't going to give Rhyn yet another chance.

  • Gabriel.s voice startled her, and dread settled deeper into her stomach.

  • With a sense of deep dread, he felt for the first time that the role he expected of her may not be a role she chose to fulfill.

  • He met Dan's gaze and saw the same sense of dread on his counterpart's face.

  • With some dread, she hunched her shoulders to keep anyone from looking at her micro and opened those from Mr. Tim.

  • Women don't normally dread climbing into bed with me.

  • Lana looked back at the generator, dread in the pit of her stomach.

  • In fact, her emotion at the moment would better be described as uncomfortable – if not outright dread.

  • With each day it seemed to be growing until now she had a feeling of dread when she entered the living room.

  • Dread stirred at the pit of her stomach.

  • Her body settled, and she recalled the look on his face with a mix of excitement and dread.

  • Dread sinking into her stomach, Jessi obeyed, the other thugs trailing her.

  • Dread settled into her stomach.

  • He didn't expect the sight of his necklace dangling in the center of her chest to fill him with anything other than regret or dread.

  • Dread was at the base of her stomach.

  • His gaze flickered to the necklace with a sense of dread.

  • The presentation of some object of dread, for example, to the eye has or may have a double effect.

  • Accustomed freely and fearlessly to investigate whatever came before him, and swayed by a scrupulous dread of insincerity, he was doomed to long and anxious hesitation concerning some of the fundamental points of theology before arriving at a firm conviction of the truth of Christianity.

  • The "deadly" climates, to which so much dread attaches,, generally mean malaria, and the mastery of this disease would.

  • 4 According to this text Saul was simply possessed with such a personal dislike and dread of Conflicts with David as might easily occupy his disordered brain.

  • The Mahrattas generally follow Siva and his wife, a dread goddess known under many names.

  • Dread of the Turks and dread of Spain were the two terrors which haunted Venice till the republic fell.

  • The natives do not really respect these wandering friars, but they dread their curses.

  • Dread of Servia impelled Kotro manic to aid Hungary.

  • The states beyond the Balkan now began to dread the advance of the Turks; at the instigation of the pope an allied army of 60,000 Serbs, Hungarians, Walachians and Moldavians attacked Lala Shahin.

  • was now raised to the dignity of grand vizier, suc ceeded in inspiring the Janissaries with a wholesome respect, due to their dread of the ro,000 irregulars known as kirjalis by whom he was accompanied.

  • Euler's eulogium was enhanced by his desire to quit Berlin, d'Alembert's by his dread of a royal command to repair thither; and the result was that an invitation, conveying the wish of the "greatest king in Europe" to have the "greatest mathematician" at his court, was sent to Turin.

  • He believed that the jealousy of Russian aggrandizement and the dread of Russian power were absurd exaggerations.

  • The best-known accounts of Cirey life, those of Madame de Grafigny, date from the winter of 1738-39; they are somewhat spiteful but very amusing, depicting the frequent quarrels between Madame du Chatelet and Voltaire, his intense suffering under criticism, his constant dread of the surreptitious publication of the Pucelle (which nevertheless he could not keep his hands from writing or his tongue from reciting to his visitors), and so forth.

  • This dread of pestilence, united with a puritanic hatred of plays, made the citizens do all they could to discountenance theatrical entertainments.

  • Isolated fireballs and star showers had been occasionally observed, but instead of being attentively watched they had been neglected, for their apparitions had filled mankind with dread, and superstition attributed to them certain malevolent influences.

  • In the latter case it is necessary to have reliable men with the beaters, who can exercise authority and keep them in order, for both mahouts and elephants have the greatest dread of the huge brute, who appears to be much more formidable than he really is."

  • It is easily tamed; and such is the dread of it common to all murine animals that not one will approach a house where it is domiciled."

  • Pope Liberius baptized him in 360; three years later the news of the death of the emperor Julian came to Rome, and Christians felt relieved from a great dread.

  • her dread of an ocean voyage kept her in Philadelphia during Franklin's missions to England, and she died in 1774, while Franklin was in London.

  • The Druids claimed the dread power of excluding offenders from sacrifice (Caes.

  • How can they have been the " awful mysteries," the " dread and terrible canons," the " mystic teachings," the " ineffable sentences," the " oracles too sacred to be committed to writing " which the homilists of that age pretend them to have been?

  • Again, the army was morally weakened by a haunting dread of treason, and some of the chiefs, Ney for example, took the field with disturbing visions of the consequences of their late betrayal of the Bourbon cause, in case of Napoleon's defeat.

  • And in the other states of Europe there existed, more or less, a similar desire for peace and an equal dread of a fresh outbreak of revolutionary violence.

  • But, at the last moment, the dread of another Muscovite invasion made them more pliable and, at a Polish diet held at Warsaw from November 1563 to June 1564, which the Lithuanians attended, the question of an absolute union was hotly debated.

  • Hincmar of Reims and Haimo of Halberstadt, took the side of Paschasius, and affirmed that the substance of the bread and wine is changed, and that God leaves the colour, taste and other outward properties out of mercy to the worshippers, who would be overcome with dread if the underlying real flesh and blood were nakedly revealed to their gaze !

  • Opposition to the Washington treaty and dread of the bold railway policy of the government also contributed to weaken its position.

  • Materialists seem to dread the word " materialism."

  • Dread of the Normans, too, explains the singular attitude of the Curia towards the Comneni, of whom it was alternately the enemy and the protector or ally.

  • Litigation in the yarn trade is very unusual, and Lancashire traders generally have only vague notions of the bearing of law upon their transactions, and a wholesome dread of the exp'erience that would lead to better knowledge.

  • It was probably the origin of the story of Narcissus, and there is scarcely a race which is free from the haunting dread.

  • During the breeding season it utters a booming noise, from which it probably derives its generic name, Botaurus, and which has made it in many places an object of superstitious dread.

  • Although the Bab g (4) g Y lonian religion presents a very gloomy view of the world of the dead, it is not without a few faint glimpses of a hope that a few mortals at least may gain deliverance from the dread doom.

  • A kinder or more faithful friend, a deadlier or more dangerous enemy, it would be impossible to dread or to desire.

  • Gradually, however, he was made uneasy by the obvious trend of the imperial policy towards the annihilation of Protestantism, and by a dread lest the ecclesiastical lands should be taken from him; and the issue of the edict of restitution in March 1629 put the coping-stone to his fears.

  • Yet such was the dread of The France and the enfeebled state of the country that Holland retained the privilege, which had been con- Nether- ceded to her during the war, of garrisoning the principal fortresses or Barrier towns, on the French frontier, and her right to close the navigation on the Scheldt was again ratified by a European treaty.

  • This advice was rejected from dread of another revolution in Paris, and a delegation to organize resistance in the provinces was despatched to Tours, but when this was seen to be inefficient Gambetta himself (7th October) quitted Paris in a balloon, and upon arriving at Tours took the supreme direction of affairs as minister of the interior and of war.

  • 5 One of Grattan's main grounds of opposition to the union had been his dread of seeing the political leadership in Ireland pass out of the hands of the landed gentry; and he prophesied that the time would come when Ireland would send to the united parliament "a hundred of the greatest rascals in the kingdom."

  • He wrote inconsiderately on the subject, but we must remember that he was at the time afflicted in body and mentally haunted by dread of impending change.

  • Although favored by ~ d ~ the German clergy the new king, Conrad II., had to onra face some opposition; this, however, quickly vanished and he received the homage of the nobles in the various duchies and seemed to have no reason to dread internal enemies.

  • No longer had the princes as in former years any reason to dread the designs of an ambitious king; the destinies of the kingdom were in their own hands and they would not permit them to be controlled by an alien power.

  • The Ultramontane party in Austria, France and Bavaria had, after 1866, been hostile to Prussia; there was some ground to fear that it might still succeed in bringing about a Catholic coalition against the empire, and Bismarck lived in constant dread of European coalitions.

  • During this time of prosperity there was no dread of Carthaginian inroads.

  • Herodotus, owing to his religious awe and dread of divulging sacred mysteries, is only a second-rate source.

  • In spite of all the precautions they took and the contracts they made, the Egyptians could never quite rid themselves of the dread that their tombs might decay and their cult be neglected; and they sought therefore to obtain by prayers and threats what they feared they might lose altogether.

  • He was an eye-witness on more than one occasion of the folly and excesses of the French Revolution; and these scenes not only increased his love for his church, but strongly impressed him with that dread of anarchy, of popular movements ending in bloodshed, and of communistic and socialistic views which characterized him in after life.

  • The monuments of the great Buddhist monarchs, Asoka and Kanishka, confronted him from the time he neared the Punjab frontier; but so also did the temples of Siva and his " dread " queen Bhima.

  • Penal servitude, to use the words of the lord chief justice Sir Alexander Cockburn, one of the members of the committee, "was hardly calculated to produce on the mind of the criminal that salutary dread of the recurrence of the punishment which may be the means of deterring him and, through his example, others from the commission of crime."

  • a sentence of penal servitude is now generally an object of dread to the criminal population."

  • But these people were rendered licentious in revolt or impotent for salutary action by ignorance, by terror, by uneasy dread of the doom declared for heretics and rebels.

  • Men do not eat an animal for which they have a reverential dread, or if they eat it at all, it is only in a sacramental feast and in order to absorb into themselves its life and holy properties.

  • The session, however, was not far advanced when the question of patents was brought up; a determined attack was made upon the very ones of which Bacon had been in dread, and it was even proposed to proceed against the referees (Bacon and Montagu) who had certified that there was no objection to them in point of law.

  • It is strange that the Protestant Council of Zurich, which had scarcely won its own liberty, and was still in dread of the persecution of the Romanists, should pass the decree which instituted the cruel persecution of the Anabaptists.

  • But the quarrel was temporarily suspended because both Gelmires and Burdino had reason to dread the extension of Urraca's authority.

  • It was really suggested by the political weakness of the Byzantine empire and the dread of the approach of the Turks.

  • The Greek consciousness of the sin of murder, only dimly awakened in the Homeric period, and only sensitive at first when a kinsman or a suppliant was slain, gradually expands till the sanctity of all human life becomes recognized by the higher morality of the people: and the names of ZEUs M€tXL tos, the dread deity of the ghost-world whom the sinner must make " placable," of ZEUs `I ho-tos and IIpoorpora70s, to whom the conscience-striken outcast may turn for mercy and pardon, play a guiding-part in this momentous evolution.9 Even this summary reveals the deep indebtedness of early Greek civilization to this cult, which engendered ideas of importance for the higher religious thought of the race, and which might have developed into a monotheistic religion, had a prophet-philosopher arisen powerful enough to combat the polytheistic proclivities of Hellas.

  • Somerset's fall in the following October endangered Hooper's position, and for a time he was in hourly dread of imprisonment and martyrdom, more especially as he had taken a prominent part against Gardiner and Bonner, whose restoration to their sees was now anticipated.

  • The English rule, if often weak, had never proved tyrannical, and they had a great dread of French taxes and French officialism.

  • When he died (1658) there remained branded on the national mind two strong impressions which it took more than a century to obliteratethe dread of the domination of a standing army, and abhorrence of the very fame of religious zeal.

  • with the Dutch, which found vent in one war in the time of the Commonwealth, and in two wars in the time of Charles II., gave way to a dread, rising into hatred, of the arrogant potentate who, at the head of the mightiest army in Europe, treated with contempt all rights which came into collision with his own wishes.

  • They were known to be only a comparatively small minority of the population, and though they had been cruelly persecuted, they had suffered without a thought of resistance- Dread of the dissenters, therefore, had become a mere chimaera, which only those could entertain whose minds were influenced by prejudice.

  • On the other hand, dread of the Roman Catholics was a living force.

  • In the following month(October 2 1)Nelsons crowning victory ~ at Trafalgar over the allied fleets of France and Spain relieved England of the dread of invasion.

  • As we have already said, dread of the peril to the constitution from the new aims of George III.

  • And this anger and disgust were exasperated by the dread with which certain proceedings in England had inspired him, that the aims, principles, methods and language which he so misdoubted or abhorred in France were likely to infect the people of Great Britain.

  • Even the name of God is not once mentioned, perhaps from a dread of its profanation during the Saturnalia of Purim.

  • Little conspiracies were got up to displace him, and might have succeeded but for an unconquerable dread of the weapon that destroyed Peel.

  • Similarly on land, the post it occupied between northern Greece and the Peloponnese materially influenced its relation to other states, both in respect of its alliances, such as that with Thessaly, towards which it was drawn by mutual hostility to Boeotia, which lay between them; and also in respect of offensive combinations of other powers, as that between Thebes and Sparta, which throughout an important part of Greek history were closely associated in their politics, through mutual dread of their powerful neighbour.

  • Foreign statesmen who flattered themselves that France was sinking into anarchy and therefore into decay were content to follow their respective ambitions without the dread of French interference.

  • For as for poverty, painful toil, disrepute, and such evils as men dread most, these, he argued, were positively useful as means of progress in spiritual freedom and virtue.

  • Neither temples nor images (except small figures worn as amulets) occur among the people of the south-east; but they have a great dread of departed spirits, especially those of the hostile inland tribes, and of a being called Vata, who causes disease and death.

  • The powers of nature - thunder, lightning and storm, all supposed to be caused by evil and angry spirits - are held in the greatest dread.

  • His adherence to the traditions of 1848 are also seen in his dread of Russia, which he maintained to his death.

  • The decision of the senate on the 18th of May 1804, giving him the title of emperor, was the counterblast to the dread N I he had excited.

  • The princes had cause to dread him; for Yusuf, the leader of a religious movement still in its first zeal, was known to have no friendly feeling for their religious indifference and elegant, dissipated habits.

  • The loose and barren rule of the Confederation seemed to conservative minds such as Hamilton's to presage, in its strengthening of individualism, a fatal looseness of social restraints, and led him on to a dread of democracy that he never overcame.

  • With the rapid increase of population, the dread of Indian and Spaniard declined.

  • I guess you have to inform them but I dread listening to Quinn bitch and moan.

  • The events of the last few days coupled with the dread of the unknown future were taking their toll.

  • Her words fueled the sense of dread he'd felt the past two weeks, since he'd lost contact with his closest friends.

  • She turned, her body tense and her large green eyes swimming with fear and dread.

  • Dread filled her as she drove up the familiar driveway to the stone manor.

  • Her sense of dread grew as she approached and followed Jonny into his apartment.

  • Dread settled into his stomach.

  • A sense of dread filled her as she approached Damian's room.

  • Dread trickled through her.

  • She'd watched the arriving guests with a mixture of fascination and dread.

  • She didn't want to disappoint him or Damian and couldn't help but dread the conversation to come.

  • The dread and guilt at the pit of her stomach were countered by the confusion of knowing that she'd fallen into the grip of the Immortal laws first with Gabriel then with Darkyn.

  • Wynn trailed, dread growing at the pit of his stomach.

  • It felt much like dread.

  • With some dread, he returned to Deidre's apartment.

  • With a look of dread, she went ahead of him.

  • Dread was heavy in Gabriel's stomach.

  • As much as I dread it.

  • Dread crept into Deidre.

  • Dread sank into her belly as she entered the shadow world and crossed to the glowing doorway.

  • Dread pooled in the base of his stomach for more than one reason.

  • Rather than dread at what lie ahead of him, he felt nothing but anger.

  • Gabriel felt something heavier than dread in his stomach.

  • She listened, dread fluttering through her, and sipped her wine.

  • Immobilized, she waited with panicked dread for an attack like Sasha's.

  • A tremor of dread slid through her.

  • Suddenly ravenous, she quickened her step despite her dread of meeting one of the elitist mates.

  • He felt dread knot in his stomach at the sign she wasn't going to give Rhyn yet another chance.

  • Gabriel.s voice startled her, and dread settled deeper into her stomach.

  • With a sense of deep dread, he felt for the first time that the role he expected of her may not be a role she chose to fulfill.

  • Happiness should be all I feel but a strange sense of dread is overwhelming any feeling of contentment as I enter this stately home.

  • I plan well what I will say when we are together, but dread of so burdening this dear and gentle man with the troubled future before us causes me to only hold him close and retain my silence.

  • He met Dan's gaze and saw the same sense of dread on his counterpart's face.

  • With some dread, she hunched her shoulders to keep anyone from looking at her micro and opened those from Mr. Tim.

  • Women don't normally dread climbing into bed with me.

  • Lana looked back at the generator, dread in the pit of her stomach.

  • In fact, her emotion at the moment would better be described as uncomfortable – if not outright dread.

  • With each day it seemed to be growing until now she had a feeling of dread when she entered the living room.

  • Dread stirred at the pit of her stomach.

  • Taran's gait slowed as he approached, dread sinking into his stomach.

  • Her body settled, and she recalled the look on his face with a mix of excitement and dread.

  • Dread sinking into her stomach, Jessi obeyed, the other thugs trailing her.

  • Dread settled into her stomach.

  • He didn't expect the sight of his necklace dangling in the center of her chest to fill him with anything other than regret or dread.

  • Dread was at the base of her stomach.

  • His gaze flickered to the necklace with a sense of dread.

  • Every moment they per- ceived some friend floating around them for a while -- then sinking into the dread abyss to rise no more.

  • This holy awe or dread has never touched their spirits.

  • A senior backbencher said, " I dread to think of some of the scenes they will capture.

  • I had the dread that others would dub me as someone who simply didn't belong within this assemblage of young Bohemians.

  • These limp jokes server only to dump me out of the games carefully calibrated dread machine.

  • Panic had swept from city to city, and a vague dread of some sudden collapse preyed upon the minds of millions.

  • The embodiment of the lesser forces of the universe who inspired dread, the threat of our own damnation.

  • dialogueeater swap idea worked well but the dread of death, a good base for character and meaningful dialog, was rarely felt.

  • dread the prospect coming back to thousands of emails!

  • Who would have thought those three little words could inspire dread to mums on maternity leave.

  • When my phone lights up I don't feel that niggling dread in the pit of my stomach anymore.

  • Potential excellent reward for faultless maintenance was abruptly replaced by nameless dread.

  • They flee the error of presuming on God only to fall into the trap of being gripped by an anxious dread of God.

  • In the Cold War, the constant dread of nuclear war was a fact of life.

  • most parents dread the letter home telling of the latest head lice epidemic at their child's school or nursery.

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  • I rather dread him writing about the queer stuff.

  • in fact I dread the thought of an early marriage.

  • dread what must have been going through the mind of the 12 year old child.

  • dread to think what people think of Blackpool!

  • dread of punishment will never make a Mason an accomplice in so corrupting his countrymen, nor a teacher of depravity and barbarity.

  • dread of death.

  • morbid dread, instilling unease in even the most placid of scenes.

  • nameless dread.

  • She is the kind of person ministers dread because they are so persistent.

  • Having regard to circles wherein sacrificial rites were observed, a slab of stone was a conspicuous object in that dread ceremonial.

  • sacrificial rites were observed, a slab of stone was a conspicuous object in that dread ceremonial.

  • The dread curve of Michael Corleone's life, which provided a dramatic spine for the family saga, has lost its sinister bend.

  • But the modern student of ethics, even if he remains sane, remains sane from an insane dread of insanity.

  • I looked at Ward again, and he had thrown off his dread solemnity and was laughing also.

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  • tenacity of life - our desire to go on living - our dread of coming to an end.

  • Infection followed operations almost as a matter of course and the dread scourge 'hospital gangrene ' spread from one ward to another like wildfire.

  • would-be robbers held him in great dread; Outside the forest, scared to show a head.

  • The presentation of some object of dread, for example, to the eye has or may have a double effect.

  • It is true that Puritan austerity and the lack of any strong central authority after Oliver's death produced a reaction which temporarily restored Charles's dynasty to the throne; but it is not less true that the execution of the king, at a later time when all over Europe absolute monarchies "by divine right" were being established on the ruins of the ancient popular constitutions, was an object lesson to all the world; and it produced a profound effect, not only in establishing constitutional monarchy in Great Britain after James II., with the dread of his father's fate before him, had abdicated by flight, but in giving the impulse to that revolt against the idea of "the divinity that doth hedge a king" which culminated in the Revolution of 1789, and of which the mighty effects are still evident in Europe and beyond.

  • Accustomed freely and fearlessly to investigate whatever came before him, and swayed by a scrupulous dread of insincerity, he was doomed to long and anxious hesitation concerning some of the fundamental points of theology before arriving at a firm conviction of the truth of Christianity.

  • The "deadly" climates, to which so much dread attaches,, generally mean malaria, and the mastery of this disease would.

  • 4 According to this text Saul was simply possessed with such a personal dislike and dread of Conflicts with David as might easily occupy his disordered brain.

  • The Mahrattas generally follow Siva and his wife, a dread goddess known under many names.

  • It is no less than a cure for the dread disease of hydrophobia in man and of rabies in animals; and the interest of the achievement is not only that he successfully combated one of the most mysterious and most fell diseases to which man is subject, but also that this was accomplished in spite of the fact that the special microbe causing the disease had not been isolated.

  • Dread of the Turks and dread of Spain were the two terrors which haunted Venice till the republic fell.

  • The natives do not really respect these wandering friars, but they dread their curses.

  • Dread of Servia impelled Kotro manic to aid Hungary.

  • The states beyond the Balkan now began to dread the advance of the Turks; at the instigation of the pope an allied army of 60,000 Serbs, Hungarians, Walachians and Moldavians attacked Lala Shahin.

  • was now raised to the dignity of grand vizier, suc ceeded in inspiring the Janissaries with a wholesome respect, due to their dread of the ro,000 irregulars known as kirjalis by whom he was accompanied.

  • Euler's eulogium was enhanced by his desire to quit Berlin, d'Alembert's by his dread of a royal command to repair thither; and the result was that an invitation, conveying the wish of the "greatest king in Europe" to have the "greatest mathematician" at his court, was sent to Turin.

  • He believed that the jealousy of Russian aggrandizement and the dread of Russian power were absurd exaggerations.

  • The best-known accounts of Cirey life, those of Madame de Grafigny, date from the winter of 1738-39; they are somewhat spiteful but very amusing, depicting the frequent quarrels between Madame du Chatelet and Voltaire, his intense suffering under criticism, his constant dread of the surreptitious publication of the Pucelle (which nevertheless he could not keep his hands from writing or his tongue from reciting to his visitors), and so forth.

  • This dread of pestilence, united with a puritanic hatred of plays, made the citizens do all they could to discountenance theatrical entertainments.

  • Isolated fireballs and star showers had been occasionally observed, but instead of being attentively watched they had been neglected, for their apparitions had filled mankind with dread, and superstition attributed to them certain malevolent influences.

  • In the latter case it is necessary to have reliable men with the beaters, who can exercise authority and keep them in order, for both mahouts and elephants have the greatest dread of the huge brute, who appears to be much more formidable than he really is."

  • It is easily tamed; and such is the dread of it common to all murine animals that not one will approach a house where it is domiciled."

  • Pope Liberius baptized him in 360; three years later the news of the death of the emperor Julian came to Rome, and Christians felt relieved from a great dread.

  • her dread of an ocean voyage kept her in Philadelphia during Franklin's missions to England, and she died in 1774, while Franklin was in London.

  • The Druids claimed the dread power of excluding offenders from sacrifice (Caes.

  • How can they have been the " awful mysteries," the " dread and terrible canons," the " mystic teachings," the " ineffable sentences," the " oracles too sacred to be committed to writing " which the homilists of that age pretend them to have been?

  • Again, the army was morally weakened by a haunting dread of treason, and some of the chiefs, Ney for example, took the field with disturbing visions of the consequences of their late betrayal of the Bourbon cause, in case of Napoleon's defeat.

  • Yet the " Five Dissenting Brethren " would have failed to secure toleration even for themselves as Congregationalists - such was the dread felt by the assembly for Anabaptists, Antinomians, and other " sectaries " - had it not been for the vaguer, but widespread Independency existing in parliament and in the army.

  • And in the other states of Europe there existed, more or less, a similar desire for peace and an equal dread of a fresh outbreak of revolutionary violence.

  • But, at the last moment, the dread of another Muscovite invasion made them more pliable and, at a Polish diet held at Warsaw from November 1563 to June 1564, which the Lithuanians attended, the question of an absolute union was hotly debated.

  • Hincmar of Reims and Haimo of Halberstadt, took the side of Paschasius, and affirmed that the substance of the bread and wine is changed, and that God leaves the colour, taste and other outward properties out of mercy to the worshippers, who would be overcome with dread if the underlying real flesh and blood were nakedly revealed to their gaze !

  • Much controversy had raged over the conflicting principles of the equal representation of states and of representation on the basis of numbers, the larger states advocating the latter, the smaller states the former principle; and those who made themselves champions of the rights of the states professed to dread the tyrannical power which an assembly representing population might exert.

  • Opposition to the Washington treaty and dread of the bold railway policy of the government also contributed to weaken its position.

  • Materialists seem to dread the word " materialism."

  • Dread of the Normans, too, explains the singular attitude of the Curia towards the Comneni, of whom it was alternately the enemy and the protector or ally.

  • Litigation in the yarn trade is very unusual, and Lancashire traders generally have only vague notions of the bearing of law upon their transactions, and a wholesome dread of the exp'erience that would lead to better knowledge.

  • The decay of the woollen industry at Tavistock was attributed by the inhabitants in 1641 to the dread of the Turks at sea and of popish plots at home.

  • It was probably the origin of the story of Narcissus, and there is scarcely a race which is free from the haunting dread.

  • During the breeding season it utters a booming noise, from which it probably derives its generic name, Botaurus, and which has made it in many places an object of superstitious dread.

  • Although the Bab g (4) g Y lonian religion presents a very gloomy view of the world of the dead, it is not without a few faint glimpses of a hope that a few mortals at least may gain deliverance from the dread doom.

  • A kinder or more faithful friend, a deadlier or more dangerous enemy, it would be impossible to dread or to desire.

  • Gradually, however, he was made uneasy by the obvious trend of the imperial policy towards the annihilation of Protestantism, and by a dread lest the ecclesiastical lands should be taken from him; and the issue of the edict of restitution in March 1629 put the coping-stone to his fears.

  • Yet such was the dread of The France and the enfeebled state of the country that Holland retained the privilege, which had been con- Nether- ceded to her during the war, of garrisoning the principal fortresses or Barrier towns, on the French frontier, and her right to close the navigation on the Scheldt was again ratified by a European treaty.

  • This advice was rejected from dread of another revolution in Paris, and a delegation to organize resistance in the provinces was despatched to Tours, but when this was seen to be inefficient Gambetta himself (7th October) quitted Paris in a balloon, and upon arriving at Tours took the supreme direction of affairs as minister of the interior and of war.

  • 5 One of Grattan's main grounds of opposition to the union had been his dread of seeing the political leadership in Ireland pass out of the hands of the landed gentry; and he prophesied that the time would come when Ireland would send to the united parliament "a hundred of the greatest rascals in the kingdom."

  • He wrote inconsiderately on the subject, but we must remember that he was at the time afflicted in body and mentally haunted by dread of impending change.

  • Although favored by ~ d ~ the German clergy the new king, Conrad II., had to onra face some opposition; this, however, quickly vanished and he received the homage of the nobles in the various duchies and seemed to have no reason to dread internal enemies.

  • No longer had the princes as in former years any reason to dread the designs of an ambitious king; the destinies of the kingdom were in their own hands and they would not permit them to be controlled by an alien power.

  • The Ultramontane party in Austria, France and Bavaria had, after 1866, been hostile to Prussia; there was some ground to fear that it might still succeed in bringing about a Catholic coalition against the empire, and Bismarck lived in constant dread of European coalitions.

  • During this time of prosperity there was no dread of Carthaginian inroads.

  • Herodotus, owing to his religious awe and dread of divulging sacred mysteries, is only a second-rate source.

  • In spite of all the precautions they took and the contracts they made, the Egyptians could never quite rid themselves of the dread that their tombs might decay and their cult be neglected; and they sought therefore to obtain by prayers and threats what they feared they might lose altogether.

  • He was an eye-witness on more than one occasion of the folly and excesses of the French Revolution; and these scenes not only increased his love for his church, but strongly impressed him with that dread of anarchy, of popular movements ending in bloodshed, and of communistic and socialistic views which characterized him in after life.

  • The monuments of the great Buddhist monarchs, Asoka and Kanishka, confronted him from the time he neared the Punjab frontier; but so also did the temples of Siva and his " dread " queen Bhima.

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