in fear for one's/someone's life

Definition of in fear for one's/someone's life

:feeling that one/someone is in danger of dying or being killed

Word by Word Definitions

fear play
  1. : frighten

  2. : to feel fear in (oneself)

  3. : to have a reverential awe of

  1. : an unpleasant often strong emotion caused by anticipation or awareness of danger

  2. : an instance of this emotion

  3. : a state marked by this emotion

someone play
  1. : some person : somebody

life play
  1. : the quality that distinguishes a vital and functional being from a dead body

  2. : a principle or force that is considered to underlie the distinctive quality of animate beings

  3. : an organismic state characterized by capacity for metabolism (see metabolism 1), growth, reaction to stimuli, and reproduction

  1. : of or relating to animate being

  2. : lifelong

  3. : using a living model


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