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The Count of Monte Cristo
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  • 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.

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