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daunt
used in The Two Towers

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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.)
  • I do not know which daunts me more: Fangorn, or the thought of the long road through Rohan on foot,
    3.5 -- Book 3 Chapter 5 -- The White Rider (15% in)
daunts = discourages or intimidates
  • We must not be daunted by Fangorn, since need drove him into that dark place.
    3.5 -- Book 3 Chapter 5 -- The White Rider (14% in)
  • The wise he could persuade, and the smaller folk he could daunt.
    3.9 -- Book 3 Chapter 9 -- Flotsam and Jetsam (48% in)
  • Easy it is now to guess how quickly the roving eye of Saruman was trapped and held; and how ever since he has been persuaded from afar, and daunted when persuasion would not serve.
    3.11 -- Book 3 Chapter 11 -- The Palantir (82% in)
  • The mountains seemed to be trying with their deadly breath to daunt them, to turn them back from the secrets of the high places, or to blow them away into the darkness behind.
    4.8 -- Book 4 Chapter 8 -- The Stairs of Cirith Ungol (49% in)
  • And She that walked in the darkness had heard the Elves cry that cry far back in the deeps of time, and she had not heeded it, and it did not daunt her now.
    4.9 -- Book 4 Chapter 9 -- Shelob's Lair (36% in)
  • Those same eyes that he had thought daunted and defeated, there they were lit with a fell light again, clustering in her out-thrust head.
    4.9 -- Book 4 Chapter 9 -- Shelob's Lair (82% in)

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