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phobia

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Definition extreme and unreasonable fear of something
  • One of the most common phobias is agoraphobia—the fear of being in public places.
phobias = extreme and unreasonable fears of things
  • We think phobias are caused by a combination of genetic and environmental factors.
  • phobias = extreme and unreasonable fears of things
  • Fear of heights is something most people can relate to, but only 2-5% of people have such an extreme fear that it is considered a phobia—acrophobia.
  • phobia = extreme and unreasonable fear of something
  • Phobic disorders may be the most common for of anxiety.
  • phobic = extreme and unreasonable fears of things
  • No, actually, it's not a phobia. It's an "aversion," which is a word I just learned in Mr. Browne's class.
    R.J. Palacio  --  Wonder
  • phobia = extreme and unreasonable fear of something
  • I stopped letting anyone take pictures of me a while ago. I guess you could call it a phobia.
    R.J. Palacio  --  Wonder
  • phobia = extreme and unreasonable fear of something
  • Salander's greatest fear, which was so huge and so black that it was of phobic proportions, was that people would laugh at her feelings.
    Stieg Larsson  --  The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
  • The obsessive: glove-wearing, germ-phobic, bundled year round with scarves, twitching and racked with compulsions.
    Donna Tartt  --  The Goldfinch
  • That trauma had scarred Langdon's psyche, burdening him with an overwhelming phobia of enclosed spaces.
    Dan Brown  --  The Lost Symbol
  • Gran had this theory behind my phobia.
    Gayle Forman  --  Where She Went
  • Rex might have sheriff-phobia, but there were worse things than getting busted.
    Scott Westerfeld  --  The Secret Hour
  • Come on, surely you've got a phobia or two.
    Cassandra Clare  --  City of Ashes
  • "We'll have to work on your bunny phobia later," I said.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Last Olympian
  • Maybe she had a phobia concerning open spaces, although the spaces at the college were mainly snug and quaint.
    Don DeLillo  --  White Noise
  • I mean, ackero-phobia doesn't have anything to do with being afraid you'll holler out something god-awful in church, does it?
    Barbara Kingsolver  --  The Bean Trees
  • I don't really have any other phobias, but those two are solid—I am the girl who swoons at a paper cut.
    Gillian Flynn  --  Gone Girl
  • The only drawback to the use of cancer cells is the phobia and ignorance that surrounds the word cancer.
    Rebecca Skloot  --  The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks
  • It's just a stupid phobia, he assured himself.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Mark of Athena
  • It was so hospital-like I felt the nervousness that had been simmering in my stomach since we'd left the house-ambulance phobia-begin to build.
    Sarah Dessen  --  The Truth About Forever
  • You mean, like a real phobia?
    Haruki Murakami  --  After Dark

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