The women worked furiously, scrubbing hard enough that Siri was half-afraid they'd rub her skin right off.
He found his brother-in-law in a condition of pitiable infirmity--and dreadfully afraid of Rebecca, though eager in his praises of her.
But in a tone that was much more committed he went on, “As far as your nephew’s affairs are concerned, this will be an extremely difficult undertaking and I’d count myself lucky if my strength lasted out long enough for it; I’m greatly afraid it won’t do, but anyway I don’t want to leave anything untried; if I don’t last out you can always get somebody else.
Once again she admitted to herself that she was afraid, horribly afraid, of the beautiful woman with the cruel eyes.
01:020:008 Therefore Abimelech rose early in the morning, and called all his servants, and told all these things in their ears: and the men were sore afraid.
Besides, nearly all clever people now arefearfully afraid of being ridiculous, and that makes them unhappy.
Then, too, the natives are mortally afraid of the numerous whippoorwills which grow vocal on warm nights.
They walked along in silence; Rakitin was positively afraid totalk.
They came forward, evidently still afraid of Montgomery, but still more afraid of my cracking red whip-lash; and after some fumbling and hesitation, some whip-cracking and shouting, they lifted him gingerly, carried him down to the beach, and went splashing into the dazzling welter of the sea.
But when the toothless, clawless Lion returned to repeat his request, the Woodman, no longer afraid, set upon him with his club, and drove him away into the forest.
12:010:004 But they were exceedingly afraid, and said, Behold, two kings stood not before him: how then shall we stand?
The Pope and the German nobles were equally afraid of a ruler whose insolent demeanour had already won him the title of "the Proud."
The little rusticities and awkwardnesses which had at first made grievous inroads on the tranquillity of all, and not least of herself, necessarily wore away, and she was no longer materially afraid to appear before her uncle, nor did her aunt Norris's voice make her start very much.
I'm kinda afraid of it--I mean I don't understand it and I wish I did.
I honestly confess that I was abjectly afraid.
But Sevita clung to Chris long after she had healed, uncharacteristically afraid of the strange city and mistrusting of its thinly manned safety barriers.
So far, the ordinary observer; an extraordinary observer might have seen that the chin was very pointed and pronounced; that the big eyes were full of spirit and vivacity; that the mouth was sweet-lipped and expressive; that the forehead was broad and full; in short, our discerning extraordinary observer might have concluded that no commonplace soul inhabited the body of this stray woman-child of whom shy Matthew Cuthbert was so ludicrously afraid.
Innately affectionate, and innately afraid of unreturned affection, and indomitably unwilling to let any of that stop her.
Strange to say, he was not very much astonished at seeing Porfiry and scarcely afraid of him.
I had perception enough to know that my mother was the victim always; that she was afraid to speak to me or to be kind to me, lest she should give them some offence by her manner of doing so, and receive a lecture afterwards; that she was not only ceaselessly afraid of her own offending, but of my offending, and uneasily watched their looks if I only moved.
Your courage is well disguised: you seem damnably afraid!'
He is distinctly afraid of the analysis of the dream.
The Spaniards were so prodigiously afraid of him that, I tell you, sir, I was sometimes proud he was an Englishman.
The Lion, although he was certainly afraid, turned to face the Kalidahs, and then he gave so loud and terrible a roar that Dorothy screamed and the Scarecrow fell over backward, while even the fierce beasts stopped short and looked at him in surprise.
"I begin to be seriously afraid that we have lost her.
My head--I am sadly afraid of my head.
There have been wicked women before her time, Lizzie, who have used honest men who loved them as a means of saving their characters, and I'm sorely afraid this Mrs. Catherick is as wicked as the worst of them.
He was very likely afraid to go back to the room.
Over the hurdle in the garden, Dmitri, mounted on something, wasleaning forward, gesticulating violently, beckoning to him,obviously afraid to utter a word for fear of being overheard.
Later I came to know that her hauteur was indifference: but at first I was frankly afraid of her, afraid of her cool, mocking eyes and the upward thrust of her chin.
To tell the truth, aside from the care and worry which always, owing to her early experience with her sister's children, had been associated in her mind with the presence of them, she was decidedly afraid of the result.
cried Peter, suddenly afraid.
Because every man has had to stand in an unchristian and isolated position, apart from and jealous of his brother-man: constantly afraid of his rights being trenched upon?’