The bravest man feels an anxiety 'circa praecordia' as he enters the battle; but he dreads disgrace yet more.
Who dreads to the dust returning?Who shrinks from the sable shore,Where the high and haughty yearningOf the soul can sting no more?bartholomew dowling
The procrastinator dreads beginning, the workaholic, ending.james richardson
A burnt child dreads the fire.
Freud says, “Man fears that his strength will be taken from him by woman, dreads becoming infected with her femininity and then proving himself a weakling.” Masculinity must fight off effeminacy day by day. Woman and nature stand ever ready to reduce the male to boy and infant.camille paglia
Guilt only dreads Liberty of Speech, which drags it out of its lurking Holes, and exposes its Deformity and Horrour to Day-light.