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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 for fear
 由於害怕;生怕,以免

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Fear, n.
 1. A painful emotion or passion excited by the expectation of evil, or the apprehension of impending danger; apprehension; anxiety; solicitude; alarm; dread.
 Note:The degrees of this passion, beginning with the most moderate, may be thus expressed, -- apprehension, fear, dread, fright, terror.
    Fear is an uneasiness of the mind, upon the thought of future evil likely to befall us.   --Locke.
    Where no hope is left, is left no fear.   --Milton.
 2. Script. (a) Apprehension of incurring, or solicitude to avoid, God's wrath; the trembling and awful reverence felt toward the Supreme Being. (b) Respectful reverence for men of authority or worth.
    I will put my fear in their hearts.   --Jer. xxxii. 40.
    I will teach you the fear of the Lord.   --Ps. xxxiv. 11.
    Render therefore to all their dues; tribute to whom tribute is due . . . fear to whom fear.   --Rom. xiii. 7.
 3. That which causes, or which is the object of, apprehension or alarm; source or occasion of terror; danger; dreadfulness.
    There were they in great fear, where no fear was.   --Ps. liii. 5.
    The fear of your adventure would counsel you to a more equal enterprise.   --Shak.
 For fear, in apprehension lest. For fear you ne'er see chain nor money more.”