Phrases with "fear"

Charlotte Perkins Gilman I haven’t said where it was for fear some self-appointed missionaries, or traders, or land-greedy expansionists, will take it upon themselves to push in. Herland by Charlotte Perkins Gilman [1915]

How could she account for this desperate hallucination? Rachel was troubled by a sort of fear to-night, and the low fever of an undefined expectation was upon her. Wylder’s Hand by J. Sheridan Le Fanu

E. T. A. Hoffmann At length he leapt to his feet, pressed Antonia to his heart, and begged her in a low husky voice, “Sing no more if you love me — my heart is bursting — I fear — I fear — don’t sing again. The Cremona Violin by E. T. A. Hoffmann

Lady Morgan Ye need nae fear trusting yoursels to our wee Wully, for he is an uncommon canie chiel. The Wild Irish Girl by Lady Morgan [1806]

I did not fear that I had diverged very largely from the true route, but still I could not feel any reasonable certainty that my party would follow any line of march within sight of me. Eothen by Alexander William Kinglake [1844]

She started up from her chair, her lips parted nervously, and a look of fear came into her eyes. The Night of the Storm by Arthur Gask [1937]

H. G. Wells For whom no sacrifice could be too great, my Master.” Rud started at the extravagance of his own thought and looked round guiltily for fear that some one might have observed what he was thinking. The Holy Terror by H. G. Wells [1939]

Wilkie Collins And then there come a sort of fear over me — a fear of going back home at all, after the time I’d been away. Hide and Seek by Wilkie Collins [1854]

Goring laughed too, and seemed to fear he’d wounded my feelings, for he was most polite all the rest of the evening. Robbery Under Arms by Rolf Boldrewood

Arnold Bennett That faculty which he possessed, of uprooting himself and uprooting others, put her in fear of him. Hilda Lessways by Arnold Bennett [1911]

Leglosse’s face was the picture of despair, and I fear mine was not much better. My Strangest Case by Guy Boothby [1901]

Anthony Trollope Only I fear that your courage is of so exalted a nature that you would be ever ready to do battle for any beauty that might be in distress—or, indeed, who might not. Doctor Thorne by Anthony Trollope

H. G. Wells Why should we fear it?’ The child lay on its side in its cot in a dreamless sleep. Star-Begotten by H. G. Wells [1937]

Charles II. endeavoured to prevent the duel, not from any regard to public morality, but from fear for the life of his favourite. Memoirs of Extraordinary Popular Delusions and the Madness of Crowds by Charles Mackay [1852]

Alfred Tennyson May these things be!’ Sighing she spoke ‘I fear They will not. The Princess by Alfred Tennyson [1847]

Andrew Lang Ay me! I fear All may not doubt, but everywhere Some must clasp Idols. Yet, my God, Whom call I Idol? Let Thy dove Shadow me over, and my sins Be unremember’d, and Thy love Enlighten me. Alfred Tennyson by Andrew Lang

H. G. Wells Nor were any of the people who were wrapped up in the vast, ungracious, mean quarrel made up of fear and hot misunderstandings and the meanness and cowardice of comfortable wealth. Meanwhile by H. G. Wells [1927]

He did not know why, looking at her, he thought suddenly of to-morrow, and why the thought called out a deep feeling of unutterable, discouraged weariness — a fear of facing the succession of days. Tales of Unrest by Joseph Conrad [1898]

H. Rider Haggard God help us; I fear that our time has come. King Solomon’s Mines by H. Rider Haggard

Arthur Conan Doyle The fear was that he might have heard, the sound of Nigel’s descent. Sir Nigel by Arthur Conan Doyle [1906]

He had forgotten now either to fear or to hope; the thing was part of him, like his vigorous young body, his slow kindliness, his patient courage. Basilissa by John Buchan [1914]

Henry James Her fear as the evening went on became contagious, and the contagion took in my breast the form of a sudden panic. The Way it Came by Henry James [1896]

Virginia Woolf He had not even for a second the fear that she had been laughing at him. Night and Day by Virginia Woolf [1919]

Thomas Wolfe I lived from day to day in fear and dread of it, knowing it was coming and knowing there wasn’t anything I could do to head it off. You Can’t Go Home Again by Thomas Wolfe [1940]

Arthur Conan Doyle But the sound has ceased, and I fear that they have gone some other way. The White Company by Arthur Conan Doyle [1891]

Maria Edgeworth I begin to fear that I have made a serious impression whilst I meant only to amuse myself. Leonora by Maria Edgeworth [1806]

He need not fear the gaze shifting, while those hands moved as warily as they did now. Initials Only by Anna Katharine Green

Sir Walter Scott But fear not; thy virtue shall save him. The Black Dwarf by Sir Walter Scott [1816]

Wilkie Collins Don’t go to Dexter! The fear has been pursuing me all night that your going to Dexter will end badly. The Law and the Lady by Wilkie Collins [1875]

Wilkie Collins They could enter the room by merely turning the handle of the door; and, if they moved with ordinary caution, there was no fear of their waking the sleepers inside. The Queen of Hearts by Wilkie Collins [1859]

H. Rider Haggard I write to say that I accept your verdict, and that you need fear no further advances from me. Dawn by H. Rider Haggard

He was very kind and considerate, and both he and Charlotte were so sobered by anxiety, that there was no fear of their spirits overpowering her. The Heir of Redclyffe by Charlotte M. Yonge [1853]

Maria Edgeworth Till this moment, she knew her motives had been all singly for Cecilia’s happiness; now the fear she felt of this some way hurting her with Beauclerc made her less resolute. Helen by Maria Edgeworth

I fear me, if she do, I shall hie me back to Amsterdam.” Here Denys popped his head in at the door, and said — “She will be here at three on the great dial. The Cloister and the Hearth by Charles Reade

William Dampier Yet for all this great confidence he always left one of his principal men for fear some of us should be too familiar with his women. A New Voyage Round the World by William Dampier [1697]

William Makepeace Thackeray And I very much fear — nay, I will bet him half a bottle of Gladstone 14s. Roundabout Papers by William Makepeace Thackeray [1860-63]

Henry Handel Richardson At the expiry of a fortnight, however, he began to fear that if he remained away any longer, she would think him indifferent to her offer of friendship. Maurice Guest by Henry Handel Richardson

Theodore Dreiser Fear is a great deterrent — fear of material loss where there is no spiritual dread — but wealth and position so often tend to destroy this dread. The Financier by Theodore Dreiser

What had he to fear? Detection of a past crime? No, that was a fool’s terror which shook him at the sound of Tom Halliday’s name — a child’s fear of the nursery bogie. Charlotte’s Inheritance by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1868]

Ann Radcliffe But even his present state of fear and uncertainty was bliss compared with the anguish of despair, which his mind had long endured. A Sicilian Romance by Ann Radcliffe [1790]

Sir Walter Scott I do not, however, speak of Lord Evandale’s death as certain; but killed, or prisoner, I fear he must be. Old Mortality by Sir Walter Scott [1816]

A wave of fear surged through me. The Shadow of Larose by Arthur Gask [1930]

Robert Louis Stevenson But I would not have you fancy that I regret the past for any happiness found in it, or that I fear the simplicity and hardship of the country. Lay Morals by Robert Louis Stevenson

Or even if he has escaped the worst, his other fear has been realized, and he has returned to the earth in the shape of a rat or a frog. Burmese Days by George Orwell

You are sure that Lady Maulevrier may be left safely — that there is no fear of illness of any kind?’ ‘No, sir. Phantom Fortune by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1883]

Sinclair Lewis He came out of his sick fear like a shipwrecked man sighting an approaching boat. It Can’t Happen Here by Sinclair Lewis

The caravan now loads in twenty minutes instead of five hours; and when politiké, or fear of danger, does not delay us, we start in a quarter of an hour after the last bugle-sound. The Land of Midian by Richard F. Burton [1879]

Henry James The fear of this danger was corrosive; it poisoned even lawful joys. The Tragic Muse by Henry James [1890]

E. Phillips Oppenheim I fear we may take it that Sir Julian was faced, not only with bankruptcy, but with fraudulent bankruptcy. The Man Without Nerves by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1934]

Edgar Wallace The discovery staggered me, and I began to fear for my reason; so I went to London and consulted an eminent Harley Street specialist. Planetoid 127 by Edgar Wallace [1927]

Henry James Our friend couldn’t show him the right things for fear of provoking some total renouncement, and was tempted even to show him the wrong in order to make him differ with triumph. The Ambassadors by Henry James [1903]

Edith Wharton At this season there is no fear of poison from the marshes, and if your Highness desires I will see that the lady finds her way there before sunrise. The Valley of Decision by Edith Wharton [1902]

I could put fear into their hearts, and terrify them with visions of the wrath to come. The Red Paste Murders by Arthur Gask [1924]

Wilkie Collins The fear of being discovered by one of the woman-servants in a part of the house with which she had no concern, warned her not to push her investigations on the bedroom floor too far at starting. No Name by Wilkie Collins [1862]

Virginia Woolf She had good reason to fear that Rachel had made herself incredibly ridiculous. The Voyage Out by Virginia Woolf [1915]

Mark Twain Adam had no fear of death — none in the world. What is Man? and other essays by Mark Twain

For Lavinia this night had not a thought in her mind of fear or loneliness, or anything else unpleasant. Featherston’s Story by Ellen Wood [1889]

George Gissing Sidwell’s gaze was one of fear and appeal. Born in Exile by George Gissing [1891]

Jules Verne The Forward was, therefore, not only prevented from going northwards, but could not stop still an instant for fear of being caught, and she fled before the ice as a ship flies before a storm. The English at the North Pole by Jules Verne

She no longer heard the unearthly mimickry of her sister’s voice; there remained only the fear and suspense which that illusion or visitation had produced. The Haunted Baronet by J. Sheridan Le Fanu [1871]

He also mentioned as one of her miracles, that living on a solitary mountain she had never been robbed; but I fear the good padre is somewhat oblivious, as this sacrilege has happened more than once. Life in Mexico by Frances Calderon de la Barca [1843]

Edgar Allan Poe Indeed I had no fear on her account. The Unparalleled Adventure of One Hans Pfaall by Edgar Allan Poe [1835]

He had no fear that Lady Valeria would be present upon such an occasion; but there was just the possibility that she might send for him when she knew he was in the house. Wyllard's Weird by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1885]

I sometimes think, by recollecting a momentary blush that suffused her marble countenance,—I think—I fear that she might have read what was fighting in my mind. The Household Wreck by Thomas De Quincey [1838]

Walter Scott But I fear — I fear Richard hardly thought the terms proposed were worthy of his acceptance. The Surgeon’s Daughter by Walter Scott [1827]

She tossed and turned the livelong night in a high fever of passion, nor were the cold chills wanting of shame and fear at what she had done. Hard Cash by Charles Reade [1863]

George MacDonald But I fear that wouldn’t answer. At the Back of the North Wind by George MacDonald

Anthony Trollope It is of much importance, to yourself and to others; and I fear that you will probably find that it will detain you from your amusement today. Castle Richmond by Anthony Trollope

But I, a poor woman whom God abandons, no doubt on account of my sins, fear and yield. Marguerite de Valois by Alexandre Dumas

Elizabeth Gaskell But he, in general, strove to preserve his composure, from a fear of the compelling pain of such times, and the consequent exhaustion. Ruth by Elizabeth Gaskell [1853]

I know now that it was the fear of the Black Priest, but neither then nor for years after did I know that the Black Priest had ever lived on earth. The Mystery of Choice by Robert W. Chambers [1896]

Arthur Morrison I had no fear of waking face to face with a grinning Italian here. The Dorrington Deed-Box by Arthur Morrison

Henry James What all this meant rolled over me, and I fear I grew a little faint — it meant so much more than I could say “yea” to on the spot. The Death of the Lion by Henry James [1894]

George Gissing I fear this was no accident?’ ‘If you must know,’ answered the other with good-natured peevishness, ‘I am accused of magic. Veranilda by George Gissing [1903]

H. G. Wells The nucleus of our religious being was this suppressed fear of hell. The Dream by H. G. Wells [1924]

E. Phillips Oppenheim Adieu. We shall meet again in London. There is no fear of my turning anchorite. The Amazing Judgment by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1897]

In fear we looked round for the unknown steps that, in flight or in pursuit, were gathering upon our own. The Vision of Sudden Death by Thomas de Quincey

Algernon Blackwood And now I fear I have kept you both up very late,” with a glance to include me, “for you must be tired, and ready for your beds. John Silence by Algernon Blackwood

The fear of immediate death vanished with the heats of September. Another winter was before us, and we might elect our mode of passing it to the best advantage. The Last Man by Mary Shelley

For he would not take the title of Buckingham, under a fear that there was lurking somewhere or other a claim to that title amongst the connections of the Villiers family. Pope by Thomas De Quincey

A fear crept over her that she might do something wrong, and she lowered her eyes in the endeavor to restrain her tears by fixing her attention on the black-and-white pavement. A Love Episode by Émile Zola [1878]

Miles Franklin Several doors and windows of the long room opened into the garden, and, provided one had no fear of snakes, it was delightful to walk amid the flowers and cool oneself between dances. My Brilliant Career by Miles Franklin

Guy de Maupassan Fear of everything, of the night, of the walls, of the shadows thrown by the moon on the white curtains of the windows, and above all, fear of him. The Orphan by Guy de Maupassan

H. G. Wells Little Si ran on a little way and stopped at last between fear and curiosity. A Story of the Stone Age by H. G. Wells [1897]

Jonathan Swif Garth and Addison and I dined to-day at a hedge30 tavern; then I went to Mr. Harley, but he was denied, or not at home: so I fear I shall not hear my business is done before this goes. The Journal to Stella by Jonathan Swif

There is no fear that it won’t succeed. The Three Hostages by John Buchan [1924]

She also felt fear that she would fail and be crushed in the endless struggle against the poverty and starvation she could feel breathing down her neck. L’Assommoir by Émile Zola

G. K. Chesterton But as for saints and relics and things, I fear I’m a bit of a Voltairian; what you would call a skeptic. The Man Who Knew Too Much by G. K. Chesterton

D. H. Lawrence And the farm people didn’t mind how long SHE was left alone, at night too, in that lonely little cottage, and with all the tension of fear upon her. Kangaroo by D. H. Lawrence

Jules Verne There was no fear of being surprised. Robur the Conqueror by Jules Verne [1887]

H.P. Lovecraft I remember how the Arabs fear the nameless city, and was glad that beyond this place the grey walls and ceiling were bare. The Nameless City by H.P. Lovecraft [1921]

Anthony Trollope The bishop expresses a fear that I may be considered too young for such a station, my age being thirty-six. Barchester Towers by Anthony Trollope

Sir Walter Scott But I fear he has rushed upon his fate. Waverley by Sir Walter Scott [1829]

Francis Bacon Others fear from past example that movements and changes in philosophy will end in assaults on religion. The New Organon by Francis Bacon [1620]

Ann Radcliffe But I have drove them all out, master, and you have nothing to fear now. The Romance of the Forest by Ann Radcliffe [1791]

She had evidently no fear of being misunderstood by John. “We have always taken a place,” she went on. Diana Tempest by Mary Cholmondeley [1893]

Charles Kingsley My fear is, that you will feel it all the more painfully when the excitement is past. Two Years Ago by Charles Kingsley

It was partly fear and exhaustion but mainly boredom. Coming up for Air by George Orwell

John Galsworthy Once in bed she lay, thinking of Adrian’s fear and dismay, of Diana, and that poor wretch, her husbandlonging for her — shut off from her — shut off from everyone. Maid in Waiting by John Galsworthy

George Gissing I wonder whether I shall make a friend here in Germany? I fear not; I am too timid and retiring, and adapt myself with such difficulty to the usages of society. Workers in the Dawn by George Gissing [1880]

Robert Burns The Poet, some guid angel help him, Or else, I fear some ill ane skelp him, He may do weel for a’ he’s done yet, But only — he’s no just begun yet. The Poetical Works of Robert Burns by Robert Burns

E. Phillips Oppenheim Once more the shadow of fear had crept into her eyes. The Glenlitten Murder by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1929]

Madame had a most wholesome fear of the police, and elaborate precautions were taken in case they should send decoys as wolves in sheep’s clothing to consult her. The Storm Breaks by Arthur Gask [1949]

Washington Irving In governing of her house, bringing up of youth in ye fear of God that did converse with her moste rare and singular. The Sketch Book of Geoffrey Crayon by Washington Irving

Arnold Bennett She made the suggestion with fear — for the prospect of actually seeing her beloved Constance alarmed her — but she could do no less than make it. The Old Wives’ Tale by Arnold Bennett [1908]

George Gissing Will this philosophic state endure? Perhaps I have used up all my emotional energy? I hardly know whether to hope or fear it. Born in Exile by George Gissing [1891]

Jonathan Swif In my conscience, I fear I shall have the gout. The Journal to Stella by Jonathan Swif

Isabelle will have nothing to fear under her father’s protection, and this chateau will be her home for the present. Captain Fracasse by Théophile Gautier [1863]

Henry Handel Richardson After the affair with Sara she awaited her new visitor in fear and trembling. Australia Felix by Henry Handel Richardson

Willa Cather Between the conviction that she must sleep and the fear that she couldn’t, she hung paralyzed. The Song of the Lark by Willa Cather [1915]

But there was none who roused his hate and fear Like Hermit Miron, to the people dear. My Childhood by Maksim Gorky

A. E. W. Mason The fear that the third feather would never be brought back to Ethne, that she would never have the opportunity to take back the fourth of her own free will, no longer troubled him. The Four Feathers by A. E. W. Mason [1902]

Arthur Conan Doyle But already Cock Badding had been carried away by the hot lust of battle and had thrown aside every fear and doubt which had clouded him. Sir Nigel by Arthur Conan Doyle [1906]

Anthony Trollope If I do, I fear I must do so just in the hottest time of the year; but I shall not like to come down here again after leaving London. — unless something by that time has been settled. Phineas Redux by Anthony Trollope

What makes you fear me? You are quiet and distant: why?’ ‘I may well fear what looks like a great dark goblin meeting me in the moonlight. Shirley by Charlotte Bronte [1849]

George Meredith I fear I am by duty bound to stop on. Evan Harrington by George Meredith [1861]

Sinclair Lewis Let’s really CURE somebody!” Martin was not free from a fear of dismissal if he refused to obey. Arrowsmith by Sinclair Lewis [1925]

Anthony Trollope What shall we do if Lady Hartletop turns up? I’m living in fear of it. Phineas Redux by Anthony Trollope

In a righteous cause I fear not wounds or death; and in discharging my duty to my God and my king, I am ready for any hazard or any fate. The Purcell Papers by J. Sheridan Le Fanu

Margaret Oliphant Do your duty, and never fear anybody; that’s always been my maxim, and I’ve always found it answer. Salem Chapel by Margaret Oliphant [1862]

Olaf Stapledon For the past ages of hate and fear had left their mark on the very texture of human mentality. Death into Life by Olaf Stapledon

Anthony Trollope But as he rode home he almost began to fear that he had made a mistake. The Claverings by Anthony Trollope

D. H. Lawrence Aaron was well now — only he suffered from the depression and the sort of fear that follows influenza. Aaron’s Rod by D. H. Lawrence

He stared at his wife, thinking with fear that she — stupid woman — had been made a tool in some plan of treachery . An Outcast of the Islands by Joseph Conrad [1896]

Rudyard Kipling By Jove, it put the fear into me! And one oughtn’t to be afraid of anything. The Light That Failed by Rudyard Kipling [1891]

E. Phillips Oppenheim He saw the white, passion-wrung faces of the men who clustered together around the rude table, waiting; he heard their murmurs, he saw the fear born in their eyes. Peter Ruff and the Double Four by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1912]

George Meredith I remember that I used to have the fear of your joining our enemies, when we were in England, but it seemed too much for my reason. Vittoria by George Meredith [1867]

He began to fear the advancing night; he dreaded to hear the big warm deer among the thickets. The Mystery of Choice by Robert W. Chambers [1896]

It was this fear that restrained him, so powerful is the influence of a truly great character on all that surrounds it. The Three Musketeers by Alexandre Dumas

John Bunyan I must venture: To go back is nothing but death; to go forward is fear of death, and life everlasting beyond it. The Pilgrim's Progress by John Bunyan [1675]

The fear that it had been merited troubled, even while it did not convince, her mind, and the puzzled apprehension was to be read plainly enough on her face. The Damnation of Theron Ware by Harold Frederic [1896]

George Gissing I, too, fear very much the same conflict within me at times; perhaps it is the same with all people in a greater or lesser degree. Workers in the Dawn by George Gissing [1880]

Ford Madox Ford And Leonora was not well — she was beginning to fear that their union might be sterile. The Good Soldier by Ford Madox Ford

H. Rider Haggard We love not to show our powers, for to do so is to interfere with the course of nature, and to plunge the world into fear and confusion. King Solomon’s Mines by H. Rider Haggard

Beneath her feverish unrest a fear lingered; she imagined that her husband knew everything. A Love Episode by Émile Zola [1878]

Arthur Conan Doyle So I fear that for a year at least you will bide at Josselin and we at Ploermel, and kill time as we may. Sir Nigel by Arthur Conan Doyle [1906]

William Hazlitt In iron walls they deem’d me not secure: So great a fear my name amongst them spread, That they suppos’d I could rend bars of steel, And spurn in pieces posts of adamant. Characters of Shakespeare’s Plays by William Hazlitt [1817]

Though she cried and sobbed, and did not deny that her life was a fear and a misery, yet she would go back to him; go back on the morrow; it was her duty. Hardly Worth Telling by Ellen Wood [1870]

Elizabeth Gaskell King William’s government had little need to fear such a one. The Poor Clare by Elizabeth Gaskell [1856]

Sir Walter Scott But I fear for thee, “Walter” (and he wiped his honest eye), “I fear for thee with all my heart. Kenilworth by Sir Walter Scott [1821]

Might fear there was danger perhaps in making the attempt. Over the Water by Ellen Wood [1871]

Talk away when he is here, and have no fear of him?” “He does not talk much. Villette by Charlotte Brontë [1853]

Rudyard Kipling My fear was that in his delight at finding me so responsive he would make remarks about New York and the Windsor which I could not understand. From Sea to Sea by Rudyard Kipling [1899]

Henry Kingsley Yet it’s hardly likely that the Vicar would let his money go to a man who couldn’t be seen for fear of a rope. The Recollections of Geoffrey Hamlyn by Henry Kingsley [1859]

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle He has turned from a student into an idler, and, what is worse, I fear into a parasite. The Doings of Raffles Haw by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle [1891]

I fear that he will become an idler unless we yield the point and permit him to enter on the profession which he has selected. Frankenstein by Mary Shelley [1831]

Elizabeth Gaskell I fear you will be shocked when you see Anne; but be on your guard, dear E— — not to express your feelings; indeed, I can trust both your self-possession and your kindness. The Life of Charlotte Bronte by Elizabeth Gaskell [1857]

Whatever undefined regrets and dim forebodings there might be lurking in his own mind, he had no doubt of his wife’s integrity — no fear of hidden perils in this ordeal of fashionable life. The Lovels of Arden by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1871]

Robert Louis Stevenson IF you see this song, my dear, And last year’s toast, I’m confoundedly in fear You’ll be serious and severe About the boast. New Poems by Robert Louis Stevenson

Andrew Lang Calling her to him one day he said: ‘My daughter, you are no longer merry as you should be, and I fear that it is the fault of your step-mother. The Olive Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

Maria Edgeworth Lady Catherine began to fear that he had broken his neck upon Salisbury Craigs, and related all the falls she had ever had, or had ever been near having, in carriages, on horseback, or otherwise. Forester by Maria Edgeworth

Oliver Goldsmith I wounded one who first assaulted me, and I fear desperately, but the rest made me their prisoner. The Vicar of Wakefield by Oliver Goldsmith

Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch He was not really a coward, though he carried about in his heart the liveliest fear of death and wounds. Three Men of Badajos by Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch

Anthony Trollope She had trembled and almost crouched with fear when she confessed her love; and had absolutely hid herself from sight when Adolphe went forth, prepared to ask his mother’s consent to his marriage. Tales of all countries by Anthony Trollope

William Morris Now I fear me, if he be proven to be one of these, there will be a gallows reared for him to- morrow, for as fair and as doughty as he may be. Child Christopher and Goldilind the Fair by William Morris [1895]

George Gissing I fear there’s no decent ink purchasable in Amalfi; I mustn’t forget that. The Emancipated by George Gissing [1889]

All doubts ceased with this: the only fear was lest they should shake out the trembling life by rough usage. Hard Cash by Charles Reade [1863]

E. Phillips Oppenheim But the frozen look of fear lay like a mask upon her face. The Amazing Partnership by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1914]

Robert Louis Stevenson You may walk before you all day long, and not fear to touch the barrier of your Eden, or stumble out of fairyland into the land of gin and steam-hammers. Essays of Travel by Robert Louis Stevenson

H. G. Wells He became then the man to whom everyone ran in fear or doubt. An Experiment in Autobiography by H. G. Wells

Anthony Trollope He had loved Alaric with a close and manly love; now he hated him with a close and, I fear I may say, a manly hatred. The Three Clerks by Anthony Trollope

When night came on and brought sleep with it, I was in the greatest fear lest my fire should be extinguished. Frankenstein by Mary Shelley [1831]

She had quite a good bank balance actually, but it was the fear induced by insecurity that had sent her crazy. The Franchise Affair by Josephine Tey

Jules Verne When Frycollin ventured out of his cabin and saw all this water beneath him, fear took possession of him. Robur the Conqueror by Jules Verne [1887]

Arthur Conan Doyle But alas! I fear that Sir James is sorely stricken. Sir Nigel by Arthur Conan Doyle [1906]

A. E. W. Mason Yet he felt no fear on that account. The Four Feathers by A. E. W. Mason [1902]

Besides, since Charlotte had said to return to his apartments, it was evident that there was nothing for him to fear by doing so. Marguerite de Valois by Alexandre Dumas

Jules Verne For fear that they might again run short of provisions, it was decided to deposit them no longer in the ground. A Winter Amid the Ice by Jules Verne [1874]

Anthony Trollope I can assure you that I shall have no fear of her on that score. Framley Parsonage by Anthony Trollope

Arthur Conan Doyle I fear that you are far from well. The Return of Sherlock Holmes by Arthur Conan Doyle [1904]

Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu Her heart fluttered violently with fear as she saw that he stepped out after her, and walked by her side toward the house. Checkmate by Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu [1871]

Henry James He was no reader and I fear he often dozed. Louisa Pallant by Henry James [1888]

Do you yourself wish that they should press upon Him in an unmanageable mob?’ ‘Have no fear of that. A Second Coming by Richard Marsh [1900]

Rudyard Kipling I am not, as I have before said, ready with my pen, so I fear that what I have just written may not be readily understood. Life’s Handicap by Rudyard Kipling [1891]

H. G. Wells Night, the mother of fear and mystery, was coming upon me. The War of the Worlds by H. G. Wells [1898]

Jules Verne As to Glenarvan, his only fear was lest Ayrton should return alone. In Search of the Castaways by Jules Verne [1873]

Charles Dickens I fear now there is but little prospect, and I mourn as one without hope. The Uncommercial Traveller by Charles Dickens [1860]

Don’t fancy I am tired of our honeymoon, Polly, or that I care for Marchmont Towers any more than you do; but I fear the non-residence plan would never answer. John Marchmont’s Legacy by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1862]

Anthony Trollope The post is open to you, and though I fear that our replies may not be considered altogether satisfactory, we do give our full attention to the letters we receive. John Caldigate by Anthony Trollope

I fear that I must deny myself after all. Max Carrados by Ernest Bramah [1914]

Arthur Conan Doyle No wonder that men went about in fear and trembling, and that even in the heart of the wilderness they dared not whisper the doubts which oppressed them. A Study in Scarlet by Arthur Conan Doyle [1887]

George Gissing There could be no one in the building now whom she need fear to meet. The Odd Women by George Gissing [1892]

Anthony Trollope By your banishing poor aunt out of the drawing-room, I fear it must be rather bad. The Bertrams by Anthony Trollope [1859]

Arthur Conan Doyle It is now referred to the Assizes at Winchester. I fear it is a thankless business. The Case Book of Sherlock Holmes by Arthur Conan Doyle [1927]

If it wasn’t for the fear he had of being pitched upon by the police any day, and the long sentence he was sure to get, he’d stay where he was. Robbery Under Arms by Rolf Boldrewood

Peyrol's head received the two blows as if it had been made of marble, but he felt with fear her body become still, grow rigid in his arms. The Rover by Joseph Conrad [1923]

H.P. Lovecraft After all, if such an one had nothing to fear for itself, it would have no motive in harming us. At the Mountains of Madness by H.P. Lovecraft [1931]

Guy de Maupassan They have nothing to fear since they may take their leave; for behind them there is always this door that the gods of our illusions cannot even lock. The Magic Couch by Guy de Maupassan

Henry Handel Richardson And I fear there’s more to come. Ultima Thule by Henry Handel Richardson

George Meredith You look guilty as you go running in the streets, because you fear everybody. Rhoda Fleming by George Meredith [1865]

Wilkie Collins How fast she heard his heart throbbing! How the tears filled her eyes as she felt that his fear was all for her! “Now,” said the president, writing down their names. After Dark by Wilkie Collins [1856]

Arnold Bennett Despite her reason, she had a fear that numbers of people would perceive her to be newly affianced and remark upon the contrast between her girlishness and his maturity. Hilda Lessways by Arnold Bennett [1911]

Victor Hugo With hooked fingers they hung on somehow, as the waves dashed on and passed off them; but every wave brought them the fear of being swept away. The Man Who Laughs by Victor Hugo [1869]

H.P. Lovecraft But my friend was in greater danger than I, and through my fear I felt a vague resentment that he should deem me capable of deserting him under such circumstances. The Statement of Randolph Carter by H.P. Lovecraft [1919]

Olaf Stapledon Throughout the preparations, when everyone was anxiously concealing his fear and loathing of the whole bloody prospect, I was — well, ‘magnificent’ is the inevitable word. A Man Divided by Olaf Stapledon

Leon Trotsky The leaders of the democracy were wreaking on us their vengeance for the fear that the masses had made them suffer. My Life by Leon Trotsky

Charles Dickens He stood rooted to the spot; and scarcely venturing to breathe, looked up with mingled fear and wonder. Barnaby Rudge by Charles Dickens [1841]

And I fear I have caught up the French names for things since my mother died. Charles Van Rheyn by Ellen Wood [1875]

And I have shown them these things wild and possibly triumphant; and what fear of a thousand armies will not do, fear of their own passions will. Shadows of Ecstasy by Charles Williams

Nay, fear not that I should attempt to escape; place thy seat before the door. The Last Days of Pompeii by Edward Bulwer-Lytton [1834]