live in fear


: to be always afraid
She lived in fear of being caught.

Examples of live in fear in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web If citizens have to live in fear of death, politicians should be prepared for a response. Emma Specter, Vogue, 25 May 2022 Multiple baseballs are lost after they're thrown into The Beast's backyard, never to be seen again as the boys live in fear of the monster dog on the other side. Jen Juneau, Peoplemag, 9 May 2023 Makeup artist Yacine Diallo used to live in fear of airport baggage scales. Dianna Mazzone, Allure, 31 Mar. 2023 No parent, student, or teacher should live in fear of a mass murder at school. Kiara Alfonseca, ABC News, 28 Mar. 2023 Other networks have so many problems that people get stranded, or live in fear of being stranded. Brad Templeton, Forbes, 21 Feb. 2023 Javier Villatoro, 26, of New Haven, who came to the United States from Mexico, said that one of his relatives had been deported following a traffic accident and that many immigrants in America live in fear of deportation. Eliza Fawcett,, 3 Mar. 2022 Officials who rejected Trump's election fantasy live in fear, face threats. Zachary B. Wolf, CNN, 27 Oct. 2021 Noting that while many continue to live in fear, there are no winners in this conflict just yet. Marta Balaga, Variety, 25 Oct. 2021

These examples are programmatically compiled from various online sources to illustrate current usage of the word 'live in fear.' Any opinions expressed in the examples do not represent those of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback about these examples.

Dictionary Entries Near live in fear

Cite this Entry

“Live in fear.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 Apr. 2024.

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!