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[attributive] Regarded with great fear or apprehension:‘the dreaded news came that Joe had been wounded’humorous ‘the dreaded fax machine’
- ‘On Monday morning, I stood with Nicholas, outside the dreaded headmaster's office, trembling with fear.’
- ‘The marketplace is eerily quiet, as many people are staying away in fear of catching the dreaded bird flu.’
- ‘What do slobbering dogs have to do with a person's most dreaded fears?’
- ‘He'd relate his waking up to the birds singing in the tropics, the dreaded mosquitoes, his excursions to the local market.’
- ‘Only few lucky people get signs of this dreaded disease.’
- ‘Even worse, you have to fill in a dreaded tax return every year - boo!’
- ‘It was obvious that we didn't want to break the ice, fearing that a dreaded secret would be revealed to the other.’
- ‘Here's one dentist who has got his teeth into helping patients conquer their fear of sitting in the dreaded surgery chair.’
- ‘Even if the man escapes a dreaded sexual disease, there is still the question of character and behavior.’
- ‘They do so much for the victims of that dreaded disease.’
- ‘In ‘The Vulture’ he tells of the dreaded bird building a nest on the highest branch of the tree in front of their house.’
- ‘The good news is, the dreaded event is not happening until September.’
- ‘The dreaded cut is feared and widely misunderstood.’
- ‘After the dreaded news today, I kept thinking where do we go from here?’
- ‘Many smokers fear that by quitting the dreaded weed they will need to tackle another problem - a massive increase in weight.’
- ‘For several years I was sure that I had it and would die young from the dreaded disease.’
- ‘I filled out the dreaded unemployment benefits application and sent it in.’
- ‘Halfway through the meal, he cleared his throat, and I knew that the dreaded news was coming.’
- ‘Finally, we are warned about ticks and their dreaded Lyme disease.’
- ‘However, the news was not the dreaded loss that I had pictured while sitting in classes all day.’
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