fear for

phrasal verb

feared for; fearing for; fears for
: to feel concern for (something or someone) : to worry about (something or someone)
She feared for her husband's safety.

Examples of fear for in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web China’s move to limit Apple’s reach is a development that investors have feared for years, signaling that a once-untouchable partner in the country is now ensnared in rising tensions between the world’s two foremost superpowers. Aaron Tilley, WSJ, 9 Sep. 2023 Evans, a 5-foot-1 Black woman, feared for her life. Rachel Weiner, Washington Post, 8 Sep. 2023 Police said the officer feared for his life and shot Omtvedt. Elena Santa Cruz, The Arizona Republic, 29 Aug. 2023 The deliberately vague wording of the various drag bills leaves tangible fears for trans artists. Jeff Gage, Rolling Stone, 25 Aug. 2023 But the global bond market that sets the rates on Treasury securities is betting the Fed will get inflation under control — and that a rate of 4.25% is enough return to offset future inflation fears for the next decade. Terry Savage, Chicago Tribune, 23 Aug. 2023 Television The ‘Reservation Dogs’ team feared for its future. Tracy Brown, Los Angeles Times, 30 Aug. 2023 In the aftermath, Love feared for his career, his health, his public persona. Katie Dupere, Men's Health, 30 Aug. 2023 The shooting, the fear for her son, the lingering trauma, the struggle against power, the heartbreaking disappointment, the mountain of hard work ahead before the special session. Kevin Sullivan, Anchorage Daily News, 21 Aug. 2023 See More

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“Fear for.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/fear%20for. Accessed 23 Sep. 2023.

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