Charles Buck Theological Dictionary
Is a degree of permanent fear, an habitual and painful apprehension of some tremendous event. It keeps the mind in a perpetual alarm, in an eager watchfulness of every circumstance that bears any relation to the evil apprehended.
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Buck, Charles. Entry for 'Dread'. Charles Buck Theological Dictionary. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/eng/cbd/d/dread.html. 1802.