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Fearsomeness

Deimos
attendant of Ares; personification of fear. [Gk. Myth.: Howe, 77]
Dracula
eerie tale of vampires and werewolves. [Br. Lit.: Dracula]
Invasion from Mars
Orson Welles’s broadcast; terrified a credulous America (1938). [Am. Hist.: Van Doren, 468]
Iroquois
strongest, most feared of eastern confederacies. [Am. Hist.: Jameson, 250]
Jaggers, Mr.
lawyer esteemed and feared by clients. [Br. Lit.: Great Expectations]
Ko-Ko
holder of dread office of High Executioner. [Br. Opera: The Mikado, Magill I, 591–592]
Native Son
portrays oppressor and oppressed as both filled with fear. [Am. Lit.: Native Son, Magill I, 643–645]
Phobus
god of dread and alarm. [Gk. Myth.: Kravitz, 14, 84]
Seven That Were Hanged, The
analyzes the fears of an official threatened with assassination and of seven condemned prisoners. [Russ. Lit.: Magill II, 957]
Shere Khan
lame tiger who wants to devour Mowgli; causes fear throughout story. [Children’s Lit.: The Jungle Book]
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While most of the Galacticos spent the summer sweating at the World Cup, the Welsh wonder was clearly hitting the gym and will kick off the season one of the most fearsome competitors in Europe, striking panic into the hearts of defenders from Madrid to Moscow.
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The beast, which is called a pliosaur, has been described as the most fearsome predator the Earth has seen.
Tories have been alarmed by Labour leader Ed Miliband's decision to appoint Mr Balls as his number two after Alan Johnson quit over marriage difficulties, reckoning him the party's most fearsome attack dog.
THE fearsome reputation of the German Shepherd has been in decline over recent years.