It was less on her own account that she dreaded telling him than on his.
I've been dreading telling him, maybe even having to borrow from him, and a few dollars now would - oh, need I go on?
I dreaded telling him his story had an ending.
I was dreading telling them - you can't imagine.
He dreaded telling Mr. Cristano that this probably wouldn't happen.
She dreaded telling him this, but she had no choice.
She had little doubt that Jody would back her decision, but she dreaded telling her.
"I'd been dreading telling her, more than anything else."
She dreaded telling him the truth but it would also bring relief.
I dreaded telling the Captain what we had found.