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daunt
used in The Fellowship of the Ring

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Definition to discourage or intimidate

(editor's note: The root word is most commonly seen as the adjective daunting which describes something as "discouraging or intimidating". Note that the "-less" suffix means without, so dauntless is to daunt as hopeless is to hope and careless is to care.)
  • He was not daunted by the distance,
    1.2 -- Book 1 Chapter 2 -- The Shadow of the Past (71% in)
daunted = discouraged or intimidated
  • They were, if it came to it, difficult to daunt or to kill; and they were, perhaps, so unwearyingly fond of good things not least because they could, when put to it, do without them, and could survive rough handling by grief, foe, or weather in a way that astonished those who did not know them well and looked no further than their bellies and their well-fed faces.
    Prologue (33% in)
  • Pippin subsided; but Sam was not daunted, and he still eyed Strider dubiously.
    1.10 -- Book 1 Chapter 10 -- Strider (67% in)
  • The Silmaril she bound on him and crowned him with the living light and dauntless then with burning brow he turned his prow; and in the night from Otherworld beyond the Sea there strong and free a storm arose, a wind of power in Tarmenel; by paths that seldom mortal goes his boat it bore with biting breath as might of death across the grey and long-forsaken seas distressed: from east to west he passed away.
    2.1 -- Book 2 Chapter 1 -- Many Meetings (84% in)

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