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  • In the spring he had longed to plant begonias and zinnias in a narrow bed around his tent but had been deterred by his fear of Corporal Whitcomb’s rancor.

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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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