Words and Phrases
afeart

“afeart”

Meaning:

frightened; scared

Alternative spelling/meaning:

feart; feered; afeard

In Literature:

Excerpt from Phemios and Medon by Michael Longley

They hook it and hunker forenenst the altar of Zeus,
afeard and skelly-eyed, keeking everywhere for death

Excerpt from Robin's Readings by WG Lyttle

“Cum awa frae the windey, dear,” said McKee, taking his daughter by the arm. “Gang wi’ the tithers, an dinnae be yin bit feered”.

Excerpt from The Rearing of Mattie by Philip Robinson

“A’m no feart o freets,”
Mattie said, jumping on the flat stone


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