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The Count of Monte Cristo
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  • The lion was daunted; the avenger was conquered.
  • Under the fixed and inquiring gaze levelled at him from under those beautiful black eyebrows, he prudently turned away, and calmed himself immediately, daunted by the power of a resolute mind.
  • "If I had had the honor of seeing you for the third or fourth time, count, instead of only for the second," said Madame de Villefort; "if I had had the honor of being your friend, instead of only having the happiness of being under an obligation to you, I should insist on detaining you to dinner, and not allow myself to be daunted by a first refusal."
  • The general, again daunted by the superiority of the chief, hesitated a moment; then advancing to the president’s desk,—"What is the form, said he.

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  • It is a challenge that would daunt a lesser diplomat.
  • Obstacles don’t daunt her.

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