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Definition full of negative things; or marked by or causing distress
  • The week following the diagnosis was fraught with difficult choices.
fraught = filled (with something negative)
  • It is a fraught mother-daughter relationship.
  • fraught = marked by distress
  • The work is fraught with difficulty.
  • fraught = filled (with something negative)
  • Some Harry Potter fans speculate that Rowling's fraught relationship with the press was the inspiration behind the character Rita Skeeter.
  • fraught = marked by distress
  • It is a life-and-death struggle fraught with perils and faultless terror.
    August Wilson  --  The Piano Lesson
  • fraught = full of negative things; or marked by or causing distress
  • The judge said: "There are five of us here in this room. One of us is a murderer. The position is fraught with grave danger."
    Agatha Christie  --  And Then There Were None
  • fraught = filled
  • That which promised happiness when we were one in heart, is fraught with misery now that we are two.
    Charles Dickens  --  A Christmas Carol
  • fraught = full (of something negative)
  • I liked that he took existentially fraught free throws.
    John Green  --  The Fault in Our Stars
  • fraught = full of something that causes concern
  • If the remainder of the school year were as fraught with drama as the first day, perhaps it would be mildly entertaining, but the prospect of spending nine months refraining from reading and writing made me think of running away.
    Harper Lee  --  To Kill a Mockingbird
  • fraught = full of
  • The day of the existentially fraught free throws was coincidentally also my last day of dual leggedness.
    John Green  --  The Fault in Our Stars
  • fraught = full of something that causes concern
  • There was this tunnel that these two kids kept crawling through over and over and they never seemed to get tired, which made me think of Augustus Waters and the existentially fraught free throws.
    John Green  --  The Fault in Our Stars
  • fraught = full of something that causes concern
  • He murmured in a slightly ironic voice: "My dear lady, in my experience of ill-doing, Providence leaves the work of conviction and chastisement to us mortals-and the process is often fraught with difficulties.
    Agatha Christie  --  And Then There Were None
  • fraught = filled (with something negative)
  • Of happiness the chiefest part Is a wise heart: And to defraud the gods in aught With peril's fraught.
    Sophocles  --  Antigone
  • Their faces were fraught with worry; they looked upon Max and Cooper as though the two were ghosts.
    Henry H. Neff  --  The Second Siege
  • Gladstone explained that I need not volunteer, that the mission would be fraught with dangers-both for my career and my life.
    Dan Simmons  --  Hyperion
  • Edwin Stanton did not live long after the death of Abraham Lincoln, and those years he did live were fraught with controversy.
    Bill O'Reilly and Martin Dugard  --  Killing Lincoln
  • If I were engaged in any high undertaking or design, fraught with extensive utility to my fellow creatures, then could I live to fulfil it.
    Mary Shelley  --  Frankenstein
  • It's all too apparent, fraught with unprofessional ego.
    Robert Ludlum  --  The Bourne Supremacy
  • And thus thy fall hath left a kind of blot, To mark the full-fraught man and best indued With some suspicion.
    George Eliot  --  Middlemarch
  • Inspection, like parade, was fraught with sexuality.
    Pat Conroy  --  The Lords of Discipline

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