let us hear none of the conventional objections that deter weak minds from preparing for the future.
"Is it possible," said he, "that where your liberty is at stake you can allow any such scruple to deter you from obtaining it?"
"I did not tell your excellency this to deter you from your project," replied Gaetano, "but you questioned me, and I have answered; that’s all."
"It is not that which deterred me," replied Monte Cristo; "but as I determined to have a house to myself, I sent on my valet de chambre, and he ought by this time to have bought the house and furnished it."
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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.