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  • It is a challenge that would daunt a lesser diplomat.
  • Obstacles don’t daunt her.
  • Don’t be troubled, Meg, poverty seldom daunts a sincere lover.
    Alcott, Louisa May  --  Little Women
  • It is maybe the first time I’ve seen Peter be truly Dauntless.
    Veronica Roth  --  Insurgent

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  • The word was too good, too bitter, too successfully daunting to be repeated.
    William Golding  --  Lord of the Flies
  • I found it frightening, invigorating, daunting, and exhilarating all at the same time.
    Khaled Hosseini  --  The Kite Runner
  • She tried four times to knock on the daunting flesh of the door, but she could not bring herself to do it.
    Markus Zusak  --  The Book Thief
  • He was not daunted by the distance,
    J.R.R. Tolkien  --  The Fellowship of the Ring
  • The military was dedicated to finding crash and ditching survivors, but in the sprawling Pacific theater, the odds of rescue were extremely daunting.
    Laura Hillenbrand  --  Unbroken
  • The alchemist was a bit daunting, but, as the boy drank the wine, he relaxed.
    Paulo Coelho  --  The Alchemist

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  • The state troopers were huge and daunting in their gray uniforms.
    Homer Hickam  --  October Sky
  • facing peril and death with dauntless heart, going to his doom with a grim smile on his lips.
    Mark Twain  --  The Adventures of Tom Sawyer
  • Back in 1982, the technical problems had seemed daunting.
    Michael Crichton  --  Jurassic Park
  • A dim line of ancestors, in every variety of dress, from the Elizabethan knight to the buck of the Regency, stared down upon us and daunted us by their silent company.
    Arthur Conan Doyle  --  The Hound of the Baskervilles
  • The young girl, with pink cheeks and shining eyes, stood like a dauntless statue.
    Stephen Crane  --  The Red Badge of Courage
  • It was because nothing daunted him that he had been chosen for government courier.
    Jack London  --  The Call of the Wild
  • What he wanted now was time to spend with his family and for someone else to grab hold of the reins of the city he loved with its daunting array of problems.
    Wes Moore  --  The Other Wes Moore
  • To get a sense of how daunting that figure was, the value of the Centenary scholarship my aunt won was probably as much as the sum of my grandparents’ annual salaries.
    Malcolm Gladwell  --  Outliers
  • Don’t be troubled, Meg, poverty seldom daunts a sincere lover.
    Louisa May Alcott  --  Little Women
  • He lay on the floor and he thought of ... the daunting complex mission Dumbledore had left him...
    J.K. Rowling  --  Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
  • It really was hard to meet Mama Elena’s gaze, even for the captain. There was something daunting about it. It produced a nameless fear in those who suffered it; they felt tried and convicted for their offenses.
    Laura Esquivel  --  Like Water for Chocolate
  • Think you a little din can daunt mine ears?
    William Shakespeare  --  The Taming of the Shrew
  • Gods take daunting shapes when they appear.
    Homer  --  The Iliad
  • But the Prince Prospero was happy and dauntless and sagacious.
    Edgar Allan Poe  --  The Masque of the Red Death
  • I do not know which daunts me more: Fangorn, or the thought of the long road through Rohan on foot,
    J.R.R. Tolkien  --  The Two Towers
  • Only let’s not get daunted.
    Ernest Hemingway  --  The Sun Also Rises
  • She spent long hours out in the country by herself, spoke little, withdrew completely into herself and went about her tasks with a chill hopelessness that daunted me.
    Kamala Markandaya  --  Nectar in a Sieve
  • Do not believe him! He has lost all power, save his voice that can still daunt you and deceive you, if you let it.
    J.R.R. Tolkien  --  The Return of the King
  • Sir David himself finds the task rather daunting and suspects he will not accomplish it before Reginald’s wedding day.
    Kazuo Ishiguro  --  The Remains of the Day
  • The information didn’t look too daunting.
    Nicholas Sparks  --  Message in a Bottle
  • He was long unshaved; but what most distressed and even daunted me, he would neither take his eyes away from me nor look me fairly in the face.
    Robert Louis Stevenson  --  Kidnapped
  • And the prospect of treating more than a handful was daunting.
    Tracy Kidder  --  Mountains Beyond Mountains
  • I wanted this job...—but it is as daunting as it is satisfying, to cover your home for strangers.
    Rick Bragg  --  All Over but the Shoutin’
  • they all felt daunted.
    Larry McMurtry  --  Lonesome Dove
  • No matter how good you were, someone was better, and across the street was Avery Fisher Hall, home of the New York Philharmonic and the best of the best. The math was pretty simple and the odds daunting. The vast majority of Juilliard’s students would never set foot in Avery Fisher or any other concert hall without buying tickets.
    Steve Lopez  --  The Soloist
  • their dauntless men maintain the field
    Virgil  --  The Aeneid
  • But I think the rest of her is becoming dauntless, even with our years and troubles.
    Chang-rae Lee  --  Native Speaker
  • The never-daunted Percy
    William Shakespeare  --  Henry IV, Part 2
  • The idea of the paperwork in accessing a replacement vehicle through the department was too daunting to consider.
    J.D. Robb  --  Naked in Death
  • ...this noble warrior,
    Wise and Strong and never daunted,
    Robert A. Heinlein  --  Glory Road
  • A sharp ridge of these quills lined its back, serving not only as a daunting defense, but also as a telltale indicator of mood.
    Henry H. Neff  --  The Fiend And The Forge
  • All the rest of you, anyone with the spine and spirit,
    step right up and try me—you’ve incensed me so—
    at boxing, wrestling, racing; nothing daunts me.
    Homer  --  The Odyssey
  • I find it a somewhat daunting task to endeavor to place my thoughts here inside your trusted pages, I scarcely know if I am up to the task, but...
    Stephen King  --  Rose Red
  • Dead ahead, in Afghanistan, awaited an ancient battleground where we could match our enemy, strength for strength, stealth for stealth, steel for steel. This might be, perhaps, a little daunting for regular soldiers.
    Marcus Luttrell  --  Lone Survivor
  • Madaline’s stories stirred up an old restlessness in me, an urge I’d always had to strike out headlong into the world, to be dauntless.
    Khaled Hosseini  --  And The Mountains Echoed
  • Mathematics and Science were straightforward and more familiar, if daunting.
    Henry H. Neff  --  The Hound of Rowan
  • The idea of marriage was daunting enough, but a wedding—clothes, flowers, music, people.
    J.D. Robb  --  Immortal in Death
  • An intrepid social reformer will not be daunted by the magnitude of the task he has undertaken.
    Athol Fugard  --  Master Harold...and the Boys
  • neither heaven has created nor hell seen any that can daunt or intimidate me,
    Miguel de Cervantes  --  Don Quixote
  • I used to think the Dauntless were fearless.
    Veronica Roth  --  Divergent
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