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peur in English:

1. fear fear

Fear of pollution discouraged people from building homes near power plants.
Something you should know about me is that my greatest fear in life is that people will find out that I'm poor.
Fear nothing.
Somebody who wavers between hope and fear over superficial things should not be appointed to a management position.
Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil, for you are with me; your rod and your staff, they comfort me.
Even though Trang continued to say that she loved him, Spenser couldn't do anything but fear that she would stop caring for him.
When I became a man I put away childish things, including the fear of childishness and the desire to be very grown up.
We are living in fear, we are suffering, we are not enjoying the sun and flowers, we are not enjoying our childhood.
Do not fear to be eccentric in opinion, for every opinion now accepted was once eccentric.
Fear of serious injury cannot alone justify suppression of free speech and assembly. Men feared witches and burnt women. It is the function of speech to free men from the bondage of irrational fears.
Well, you see, it's vapour with some chemicals in it. And experts fear it could have similar effects to the smoke produced by ordinary cigarettes.
Mandy, however, fearing the car's petrol tank would explode, broke the back window and carried the children to safety
She shook with fear when she heard someone in the dark. She never took part in the competition for fear of losing. I fear such aggressive people.
When there was despair in the dust bowl and depression across the land, she saw a nation conquer fear itself with a New Deal, new jobs, a new sense of common purpose. Yes, we can.
Feeling too cool 'cause you're the only one amongst your friends who speaks more than three languages? Fear not. On Tatoeba, we won't think you're cool.

English word "peur"(fear) occurs in sets:

Fiches du livre - "Carry On!" (Virna Sheard)
Fiches du livre - "Jessie Trim" (B. L. Farjeon)
Fiches du livre - "The Red Inn" (Honore de Balzac)
Fiches du livre - "A Jolly Jingle-Book" (Various)
Fiches du livre - "Artful Anticks" (Oliver Herford)

2. afraid afraid

I am afraid.
The mere sight of the doctor made my cousin afraid.
Are you saying that because you're afraid?
Americans were shocked and afraid.
I watched the film named "Texas Chainsaw Massacre" with my girlfriend yesterday. She was very afraid.
Despite Trang's constant affirmations of love, Spenser is still afraid someday she will fall out of love with him.
Much as I'd like to come, I'm afraid I'll be too busy.
We are afraid that our new address is not registered on your database.
Lonely people tend to be afraid of meeting others, which ensures they will always be lonely.
He doesn't want to leave the room because he's afraid that he'll catch another cold.
I like the new guy. He's not afraid to take on challenging work.
I'm afraid your request for a pay raise was turned down again.
I missed a step on the stairs and I'm afraid I sprained my ankle.
I was afraid it would not work out well and sure enough it failed.
She looks very much afraid.

English word "peur"(afraid) occurs in sets:

Fiches du livre - "Odd" (Amy Le Feuvre)
Fiches du livre - "Tracy Park" (Mary Jane Holmes)
Fiches du livre - "When You Giffle" (L.J. Stecher)
Fiches du livre - "'Me and Nobbles'" (Amy Le Feuvre)
Fiches du livre - "The Soul of a People" (H. Field...

3. scare scare

If I wanted to scare you, I would tell you what I dreamt about a few weeks ago.
Spiders scare me.
By the summer of 1920, the Red Scare was over.
Security at the airport has been stepped up since the bomb scare.
She managed to scare off her attacker by screaming loudly.
Don't make any noise or you'll scare the birds away.
Don't scare me like that!
Don't scare me, she screamed as he came up behind her.
When I was little, I wanted to have a pet brown bear to scare my neighbors.
Oh, what a scare!
The explosion in the shopping centre caused a scare.
Sorry, I didn't mean to scare you
Do you scare easily?
The big dog ran into the park and scared the little children who were playing there.
I was given a scare by a doctor I interviewed for the TV program who warned me not to rest easy just because I had no allergic symptoms at the moment.

English word "peur"(scare) occurs in sets:

Fiches du livre - "Shapes of Clay" (Ambrose Bierce)
Fiches du livre - "Collected Poems In Two Volumes,...
Fiches du livre - "Humorous Hits and How to Hold a...