afraid for


: feeling fear or worry about (something or someone)
I'm afraid for the children.
They were afraid for their lives.
He's afraid for his job.

Examples of afraid for in a Sentence

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“Afraid for.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 29 Sep. 2023.

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