fear for

fear for someone or something

to be afraid for the safety of someone or something; to worry about someone or something. I fear for Tom. He has gone to a very dangerous place. I don't want to go down that rocky trail. I fear for my car.
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If it hadn't been anchored By the idea of embracing fear as a spiritual practice, one that requires faith and surrender in order to overcome any adversity, The Fear Project might read as a handbook for surviving fear for surfers.
At work you may fear for your job, especially in today's uncertain economic times.
Love for God in us should be as spontaneous as the fear for Him.
However, it should be noted that memories of pain are reconstructed and heightened over time, and match the existing level of dental fear for most fearful patients.
Inspired by the claim of some historians that, by the twentieth century, as a result of a long term process fear for the external world was replaced by fears coming from within the individual psyche, the authors suggest that the changes they discuss may "fit into a larger Western transformation in which nineteenth-century confidence yielded to twentieth century Angst even in the cozy confines of the American middle class.
And locking up an angry child in a cupboard would instill nothing but fear for the dark in an otherwise dauntless child.
Fear for strangers or the dark was now mentioned regularly as a typical early childhood experience, which would have consequences in later stages of life, if it was not treated properly.