in fear of one's life

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in fear for one's life

Definition of in fear of one's life

  1. :  afraid of being killed She claimed that she shot the burglar because she was in fear for her life.

Word by Word Definitions

fearplay
  1. :  frighten

    :  to feel fear in (oneself)

    :  to have a reverential awe of

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

    :  an instance of this emotion

    :  a state marked by this emotion

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

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

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

  1. :  of or relating to animate being

    :  lifelong

    :  using a living model


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