I had frequent backache and fearful headaches, blinding me with pain.
It must be this sort of blindness which had led her so far in so fearful a delusion.
A fearful uproar of barking, howling, and snorting, followed.
The mother, suddenly awakened, groaned and screamed, so that it was fearful to hear her.
Be that as it may, a fearful cry arose that she was going down.
The more I labored, the closer he clung to me, as if fearful that I should escape his grasp.
Only, if the church be an offender on this score, how fearful must be the crime of the walls?
But think of the fearful struggle, and the long, gasping agony on the shore.
His servant was alarmed by startling screams, entered his room, and found his master in fearful convulsions.
During the fearful excitement I had forgotten all about the sharks.
fearful mid-14c., causing fear, from fear + -ful. Meaning full of fear, timid (now rare) is from mid-14c. As a mere emphatic, from 1630s. Related: Fearfully; fearfulness-.