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formidable
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The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes
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  • "It is nothing very formidable," he said,
  • We both thought the best resource was flight, when pursued by so formidable an antagonist; so you will find the nest empty when you call to-morrow.
  • I had the hint from Holmes that this smooth-faced pawnbroker’s assistant was a formidable man—a man who might play a deep game.
  • This also was opened, and led down a flight of winding stone steps, which terminated at another formidable gate.
  • A formidable array of bottles and test-tubes, with the pungent cleanly smell of hydrochloric acid, told me that he had spent his day in the chemical work which was so dear to him.
  • The swing of his nature took him from extreme languor to devouring energy; and, as I knew well, he was never so truly formidable as when, for days on end, he had been lounging in his armchair amid his improvisations and his black-letter editions.
  • As to what it was he feared, we can only deduce that by considering the formidable letters which were received by himself and his successors.

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  • She is a formidable opponent.
  • a fierce and formidable beast

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