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  • They remain, I suspect, a redoubtable seduction tool.
    Khaled Hosseini  --  And The Mountains Echoed
  • To the youth it was an onslaught of redoubtable dragons.
    Stephen Crane  --  The Red Badge of Courage
  • He told it was relish for he was delighted that someone had the courage to face down his redoubtable daughter-in-law.
    Margaret Mitchell  --  Gone with the Wind
  • It was one of those moments when he was exercising without control, but subject to all the scruples of a severe conscience, his redoubtable discretionary power.
    Victor Hugo  --  Les Miserables

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  • But I learned at my expense that Father believed there was another animal even more dangerous than us, and one that was extremely common, too, found on every continent, in every habitat: the redoubtable species Animalus anthropomorphicus, the animal as seen through human eyes.
    Yann Martel  --  Life of Pi
  • If the latter, gratitude must close our mouths; but if the former, both Cora and I shall have need to draw largely on that stock of hereditary courage which we boast, even before we are made to encounter the redoubtable Montcalm.
    James Fenimore Cooper  --  The Last of the Mohicans
  • It is said this Fremen force already had captured the Duke’s redoubtable Thufir Hawat.
    Frank Herbert  --  Dune
  • But White Fang, uncompanionable, solitary, morose, scarcely looking to right or left, redoubtable, forbidding of aspect, remote and alien, was accepted as an equal by his puzzled elders.
    Jack London  --  White Fang
  • After which effusion the redoubtable specimen duly arrived on the scene and regaining his seat he sank rather than sat heavily on the form provided.
    James Joyce  --  Ulysses
  • Tonight we welcome in, our midst the famous King Pellinore, whose labours in riddin’ our forest of the redoubtable Questin’ Beast are known to all-God bless King Pellinore.
    T. H. White  --  The Once and Future King

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  • These two kings, and the Spanish king, being assembled to witness and judge the conflict, the French champion appeared; but so redoubtable was he, that our English knights refused to measure weapons with him.
    Mark Twain  --  The Prince and The Pauper
  • Certain it is, this was not the case with the redoubtable Brom Bones; and from the moment Ichabod Crane made his advances, the interests of the former evidently declined: his horse was no longer seen tied to the palings on Sunday nights, and a deadly feud gradually arose between him and the preceptor of Sleepy Hollow.
    Washington Irving  --  The Legend of Sleepy Hollow
  • There must be something, somewhere, large and grand and redoubtable enough to justify this shining reliance and implicit belief.
    Don DeLillo  --  White Noise
  • Meanwhile she folds up a cocked hat for that redoubtable old general at Bath, descriptive of her melancholy condition.
    Charles Dickens  --  Bleak House
  • …guillotine, the cannon, and the dagger—M. Noirtier, playing with revolutions—M. Noirtier, for whom France was a vast chess-board, from which pawns, rooks, knights, and queens were to disappear, so that the king was checkmated—M. Noirtier, the redoubtable, was the next morning ’poor M. Noirtier,’ the helpless old man, at the tender mercies of the weakest creature in the household, that is, his grandchild, Valentine; a dumb and frozen carcass, in fact, living painlessly on, that time may…
    Alexandre Dumas  --  The Count of Monte Cristo
  • You, farmers, agricultural labourers! you pacific pioneers of a work that belongs wholly to civilization! you, men of progress and morality, you have understood, I say, that political storms are even more redoubtable than atmospheric disturbances!
    Gustave Flaubert  --  Madame Bovary
  • …Disparpled, scattered, Dispenses, expenses, Disperplyd, scattered, Dispoiled, stripped, Distained, sullied, dishonoured, Disworship, shame, Dole, gift of alms, Dole, sorrow, Domineth, dominates, rules, Don, gift, Doted, foolish, Doubted, redoubtable, Draughts, privities, secret interviews, recesses, Drenched, drowned, Dress, make ready, Dressed up, raised, Dretched, troubled in sleep, Dretching, being troubled in sleep, Dromounds, war vessels, Dure, endure, last,; dured,; during,…
    Thomas Malory  --  Le Morte D’Arthur, Volume I
  • His bristled with ten iron beaks, so that Jehan could have disputed with Nestor’s Homeric vessel the redoubtable title of ~dexeubolos~.
    Victor Hugo  --  The Hunchback of Notre Dame
  • …Disparpled, scattered, Dispenses, expenses, Disperplyd, scattered, Dispoiled, stripped, Distained, sullied, dishonoured, Disworship, shame, Dole, gift of alms, Dole, sorrow, Domineth, dominates, rules, Don, gift, Doted, foolish, Doubted, redoubtable, Draughts, privities, secret interviews, recesses, Drenched, drowned, Dress, make ready, Dressed up, raised, Dretched, troubled in sleep, Dretching, being troubled in sleep, Dromounds, war vessels, Dure, endure, last,; dured,; during,…
    Thomas Malory  --  Le Morte D’Arthur
  • Now the ladies were on the side of Nicholas, and the gentlemen (being jealous) were on the side of the disappointed tragedian; so that the latter formed a little group about the redoubtable Mr Lenville, and the former looked on at a little distance in some trepidation and anxiety.
    Charles Dickens  --  Nicholas Nickleby
  • …of framed photographs, yellowing personal and Presidential correspondence, bronze and silver plaques, and a sprawling miscellany of vaguely citational-looking documents and trophy like objects of various shapes and sizes, all attesting, one way or another, to the redoubtable fact that from 1927 through most of 1943 the network radio program called "It’s a Wise Child" had very rarely gone on the air without one (and, more often, two) of the seven Glass children among its panelists.
    J.D. Salinger  --  Franny and Zooey
  • In this terrible moment when she faced ruin, my mother was confronted by a redoubtable enemy.
    Russell Baker  --  Growing Up
  • In the mean time, the children of Esther were true to the spirit they had inherited from their redoubtable mother.
    James Fenimore Cooper  --  The Prairie
  • Berserker was a redoubtable hero in Scandinavian mythology, the grandson of the eight-handed Starkodder and the beautiful Alfhilde.
    Ralph Waldo Emerson  --  Selected Essays
  • The redoubtable Lady Tarbeck responded by capturing three Lannisters, including young Stafford, whose sister was betrothed to cousin Tywin.
    George R.R. Martin  --  A Storm of Swords
  • And Yohn Royce, mightiest of them all, the redoubtable Bronze Yohn, Lord of Runestone, Nestor’s cousin and the chief of the senior branch of House Royce.
    George R.R. Martin  --  A Feast For Crows
  • …Disparpled, scattered, Dispenses, expenses, Disperplyd, scattered, Dispoiled, stripped, Distained, sullied, dishonoured, Disworship, shame, Dole, gift of alms, Dole, sorrow, Domineth, dominates, rules, Don, gift, Doted, foolish, Doubted, redoubtable, Draughts, privities, secret interviews, recesses, Drenched, drowned, Dress, make ready, Dressed up, raised, Dretched, troubled in sleep, Dretching, being troubled in sleep, Dromounds, war vessels, Dure, endure, last,; dured,; during,…
    Thomas Malory  --  Le Morte D’Arthur, Volume II
  • Why, what the dickens has come to the fellow?" said the old gentleman, as Laurie came running downstairs and brought up with a start of surprise at the astounding sight of Jo arm in arm with his redoubtable grandfather.
    Louisa May Alcott  --  Little Women
  • A redoubtable method, and one which, united with genius, rendered this gloomy athlete of the pugilism of war invincible for the space of fifteen years.
    Victor Hugo  --  Les Miserables
  • Jean Valjean had this peculiarity, that he carried, as one might say, two beggar’s pouches: in one he kept his saintly thoughts; in the other the redoubtable talents of a convict.
    Victor Hugo  --  Les Miserables
  • He thought he must hasten to produce his tale to protect him from the missiles already on the lips of his redoubtable comrades.
    Stephen Crane  --  The Red Badge of Courage
  • As soon as twilight descended, the old elephant became transfigured; he assumed a tranquil and redoubtable appearance in the formidable serenity of the shadows.
    Victor Hugo  --  Les Miserables
  • MOTHER PLUTARQUE FINDS NO DIFFICULTY IN EXPLAINING A PHENOMENON child in the second, would make but two mouthfuls for that redoubtable ruffian eighteen years of age.
    Victor Hugo  --  Les Miserables
  • These young soldiers were valiant in the presence of our redoubtable infantry; their inexperience extricated them intrepidly from the dilemma; they performed particularly excellent service as skirmishers: the soldier skirmisher, left somewhat to himself, becomes, so to speak, his own general.
    Victor Hugo  --  Les Miserables
  • Feeling that it was too late to retreat, he profited by the confusion which prevailed among them, while Weucha was explaining his character, to advance, until he was again face to face with the redoubtable Mahtoree.
    James Fenimore Cooper  --  The Prairie
  • Relinquishing his fruitless attempt, he commenced a rapid pursuit, occasionally discharging a rifle in order to give the alarm to the garrison, which he had prudently left under the command of the redoubtable Esther herself.
    James Fenimore Cooper  --  The Prairie
  • Then La Beresina, then Lutzen, Bautzen, Dresden, Wachau, Leipzig, and the defiles of Gelenhausen; then Montmirail, Chateau-Thierry, Craon, the banks of the Marne, the banks of the Aisne, and the redoubtable position of Laon.
    Victor Hugo  --  Les Miserables
  • Possibly, the redoubtable provost felt his heart also failing him.
    Victor Hugo  --  The Hunchback of Notre Dame
  • Enjolras felt attacked by that impatience which seizes on strong souls on the threshold of redoubtable events.
    Victor Hugo  --  Les Miserables
  • It is impossible to say what grandiose shadows slowly spread over his redoubtable serenity.
    Victor Hugo  --  Les Miserables
  • Now in her loneliness, she would have liked to while away the afternoons with Maybelle or Fanny or Mrs. Elsing or Mrs. Whiting or even that redoubtable old warrior, Mrs. Merriwether.
    Margaret Mitchell  --  Gone with the Wind
  • Before any sound had reached the watcher, who was sleeping in the grated cell which opened into the dormitory, the wall had, been pierced, the chimney scaled, the iron grating which barred the upper orifice of the flue forced, and the two redoubtable ruffians were on the roof.
    Victor Hugo  --  Les Miserables
  • Now, at the Pantheon, at the Val-de-Grace, and at the Barriere de Grenelle were situated the domiciles of the three very redoubtable prowlers of the barriers, Kruideniers, alias Bizarre, Glorieux, an ex-convict, and Barre-Carosse, upon whom the attention of the police was directed by this incident.
    Victor Hugo  --  Les Miserables
  • As far as the immediate means were concerned, a violent situation being given, he wished to be violent; on that point, he never varied; and he remained of that epic and redoubtable school which is summed up in the words: "Eighty-three."
    Victor Hugo  --  Les Miserables
  • These two barricades, both of them symbols, under two different aspects, of a redoubtable situation, sprang from the earth at the time of the fatal insurrection of June, 1848, the greatest war of the streets that history has ever beheld.
    Victor Hugo  --  Les Miserables
  • …an enormous hump, a counterpart perceptible in front; a system of thighs and legs so strangely astray that they could touch each other only at the knees, and, viewed from the front, resembled the crescents of two scythes joined by the handles; large feet, monstrous hands; and, with all this deformity, an indescribable and redoubtable air of vigor, agility, and courage,—strange exception to the eternal rule which wills that force as well as beauty shall be the result of harmony.
    Victor Hugo  --  The Hunchback of Notre Dame
  • The captain of the piece was a handsome sergeant of artillery, very young, blond, with a very gentle face, and the intelligent air peculiar to that predestined and redoubtable weapon which, by dint of perfecting itself in horror, must end in killing war.
    Victor Hugo  --  Les Miserables
  • Then it was that the trapper first learned, by the shout of triumph and the long drawn yell of delight, which burst at once from a hundred throats, as well as by the terrible name, which filled the air, that his youthful friend was no other than that redoubtable and hitherto invincible warrior, Hard-Heart.
    James Fenimore Cooper  --  The Prairie
  • The goblin was developed under the fetid covering of the Mouffetard sewer; the corpses of the Marmousets had been cast into the sewer de la Barillerie; Fagon attributed the redoubtable malignant fever of 1685 to the great hiatus of the sewer of the Marais, which remained yawning until 1833 in the Rue Saint-Louis, almost opposite the sign of the Gallant Messenger.
    Victor Hugo  --  Les Miserables
  • Then, the barricades having been built, the posts assigned, the guns loaded, the sentinels stationed, they waited, alone in those redoubtable streets through which no one passed any longer, surrounded by those dumb houses which seemed dead and in which no human movement palpitated, enveloped in the deepening shades of twilight which was drawing on, in the midst of that silence through which something could be felt advancing, and which had about it something tragic and terrifying,…
    Victor Hugo  --  Les Miserables
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