Dreadlessness

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Dreadlessness Freedom from dread.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n dreadlessness Fearlessness; undauntedness; freedom from fear or terror.
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Usage

In literature:

For that is a fact: up to the age of five-and-forty, the dreadless Tarasconian had never once slept outside his own room.
"Tartarin of Tarascon" by Alphonse Daudet
For that is a fact: up to the age of five-and-forty, the dreadless Tarasconian had never once slept outside his own room.
"Library of the World's Best Literature, Ancient and Modern — Volume 11" by Various
How the "dreadless Angel" defied, resisted, and repelled?
"Shirley" by Charlotte Brontë
Near the dire cell the dreadless wanderer oft Passes, as oft the ruffian shows his front.
"Harper's Magazine, Vol III, June 1851" by Various
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In poetry:

'His eyes, where once I dreadless laughed,
Call up a burning blot:
I hate him, for his shameful craft
That asked by asking not!'
"A Girl's Sin - In Her Eyes" by Francis Thompson
He sees behind him green and wide
The pathway of his pilgrim years;
He sees the shore, and dreadless hears
The whisper of the creeping tide.
"Felix Antonius" by Sir Henry Newbolt
Though food nor raiment left me were,
I would of wants be dreadless;
For when I quickly should be there
Where bread and cloth are needless;
And in those blessings have my share,
Whereof most men are heedless.
"The Contented Man's Morice" by George Wither