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    live

    Hi,

    What does the live mean in this sentence?

    I live in dread of bumping into her in the street.

    Does it mean "am"?

    Thanks a lot

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    Re: live

    Quote Originally Posted by Silverobama View Post
    Hi,

    What does the live mean in this sentence?

    I live in dread of bumping into her in the street.

    Does it mean "am"?

    Thanks a lot
    It means "I am constantly in dread..."

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    Re: live

    Quote Originally Posted by Silverobama View Post
    Hi,

    What does the live mean in this sentence?

    I live in dread of bumping into her in the street.

    Does it mean "am"?

    Thanks a lot
    Yes, in the sense of "be = exist = live".
    But no, in the sense that "living in dread" of something sounds more dramatic and all-pervasive than "being in dread", and is also more idiomatic.

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