Monday, July 10, 2006

Fear of commitment

com·mit·ment (n)
1. The act or an instance of committing, especially:
a. The act of referring a legislative bill to committee.
b. Official consignment, as to a prison or mental health facility.
c. A court order authorizing consignment to a prison.

a.A pledge to do.
b. Something pledged, especially an engagement by contract involving financial obligation.

3. The state of being bound emotionally or intellectually to a course of action or to another person or persons: a deep commitment to liberal policies; a profound commitment to the family.

fear (n)

a. A feeling of agitation and anxiety caused by the presence or imminence of danger.
b. A state or condition marked by this feeling: living in fear.

2. A feeling of disquiet or apprehension: a fear of looking foolish.
3. Extreme reverence or awe, as toward a supreme power.
4. A reason for dread or apprehension: Being alone is my greatest fear.

v. feared, fear·ing, fears v. tr.
1. To be afraid or frightened of.
2. To be uneasy or apprehensive about: feared the test results.
3. To be in awe of; revere.
4. To consider probable; expect: I fear you are wrong. I fear I have bad news for you.
5. Archaic. To feel fear within (oneself).

v. intr.
1. To be afraid.
2. To be uneasy or apprehensive.

Middle English fer, from Old English fr, danger, sudden calamity.

Ooops, I think I've diagnosed John Howard's problem.

What a headline - PM Promised me: Costello. Not sure how to break it to you Pete, but he has screwed all of us, not just you.

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