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Definition of Fearsome

Fearsome

  1. Frightful; causing fear.
  2. Easily frightened; timid; timorous.

Fearsome Quotations

We fear to know the fearsome and unsavory aspects of ourselves, but we fear even more to know the godlike in ourselves.
Abraham Maslow

Black bears, though, are not fearsome. I encountered one on the road to my house in Vermont, alone at night. I picked up two stones just in case, but I wasn't afraid of him. I felt a hunter's exhilaration and a brotherly feeling.
Edward Hoagland

I'm of a fearsome mind to throw my arms around every living librarian who crosses my path, on behalf of the souls they never knew they saved.
Barbara Kingsolver

In practice, the ocean is the world's wildest place because of both its fearsome natural danger and how easy it is out there to slip from the boundaries of law and civilization that seem so firm ashore.
Rose George

To give birth is a fearsome thing; there is no hating the child one has borne even when injured by it.
Sophocles
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