There are episodes in most men’s lives in which their highest qualities can only cast a deterring shadow over the objects that fill their inward vision: Lydgate’s tenderheartedness was present just then only as a dread lest he should offend against it, not as an emotion that swayed him to tenderness.
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She was slow to decide what to do, but once she did nothing could deter her from her chosen course of action.
The goal is to catch and punish enough tax cheaters to deter others from trying to cheat on their taxes.