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to avoid the danger of something happening We spoke quietly for fear of waking the guards. I had to run away for fear (that) he might one day kill me.
for fear of something/of doing something, for fear (that)…jump to other results
feeling frightened that you might be killed
in fear of/for your lifejump to other results
to make someone very frightened, especially in order to make them do something
put the fear of God into somebodyjump to other results
to make someone be afraid, etc.
strike fear, etc. into somebody/sb's heart (formal)jump to other results
in a fair way They undertook to make their judgment without fear or favor.
without fear or favor (formal)jump to other results