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  • 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.   (source)
    daunting = intimidating
  • The state troopers were huge and daunting in their gray uniforms.   (source)
  • Sir David himself finds the task rather daunting and suspects he will not accomplish it before Reginald's wedding day.   (source)
    daunting = discouraging or intimidating
  • 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.   (source)
  • And the prospect of treating more than a handful was daunting.   (source)
    daunting = intimidating or discouraging
  • An intrepid social reformer will not be daunted by the magnitude of the task he has undertaken.   (source)
    daunted = discouraged or intimidated
  • they all felt daunted.   (source)
  • He was not daunted by the distance,   (source)
  • The idea of the paperwork in accessing a replacement vehicle through the department was too daunting to consider.   (source)
    daunting = discouraging or intimidating
  • I wanted this job...—but it is as daunting as it is satisfying, to cover your home for strangers.   (source)
    daunting = intimidating
  • 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...   (source)
  • Mathematics and Science were straightforward and more familiar, if daunting.   (source)
    daunting = discouraging or intimidating
  • ...this noble warrior,
    Wise and Strong and never daunted,   (source)
    daunted = discouraged or intimidated
  • 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.   (source)
    daunted = discouraged
  • Only let's not get daunted.   (source)
    daunted = discouraged or intimidated
  • It was because nothing daunted him that he had been chosen for government courier.   (source)
  • 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.   (source)
  • Don't be troubled, Meg, poverty seldom daunts a sincere lover.   (source)
    daunts = discourages
  • Standing up to address an audience inside the vast hall where so many world leaders have spoken before was daunting, but I knew what I wanted to say.†   (source)
  • Doctor Papineau, however, was entirely daunted.†   (source)
  • The notion was indisputably daunting.†   (source)
  • Be daunted, but not defeated.†   (source)
  • A dramatic, circular edifice with a daunting facade, a central turret, and a protruding nave off one side, the church looked more like a military stronghold than a place of worship.†   (source)
  • It was painted yellow and had a charming porch that made it feel open and welcoming—a nice contrast from the daunting courtrooms, institutional waiting rooms, and prison walls that defined so much of the lives of our clients' family members.†   (source)
  • I wasn't yet convinced that I could get Will to go much farther afield, and even with Nathan's help the thought of an overnight visit seemed daunting.†   (source)
  • Somehow, after reading all the big books that Jen had loaned him, he didn't find the fancy words so daunting.†   (source)
  • "Now, do not be daunted," Mr. Curtain went on.†   (source)
  • Guo Ming, director of the China National Space Administration, examined the daunting pile of paperwork at his desk.†   (source)
  • I would be daunted by such a task, knowing that there is so much left to sweep away, but she carries on with a smile, humming to herself.†   (source)
  • If we had thought about how daunting the task was that we were undertaking, we probably never would have even tried.†   (source)
  • It was a very daunting task we gave you, and it absolutely could have gone horribly wrong.†   (source)
  • Grateful that she could skip that daunting first paragraph—the word "daunting" here means "full of incredibly difficult words"—she flipped through Advanced Ocular Science until she reached "Hypnosis and Mind Control."†   (source)
  • On May 22, 1963, Tom Hornbein, a thirty-two-year-old doctor from Missouri, and Willie Unsoeld, thirty-six, a professor of theology from Oregon, reached the summit of Everest via the peak's daunting West Ridge, previously unclimbed.†   (source)
  • But the logistics were daunting.†   (source)
  • Even from half a kilometer away, the mindless will of the mob was daunting.†   (source)
  • The challenge ahead looked more daunting than ever.†   (source)
  • Daunted, he says he wants nothing, then turns away, his eyes blinded by tears of frustration and humiliation.†   (source)
  • He was not daunted by lawsuits from the European Union or threats from state-sponsored Chinese hackers.†   (source)
  • So HE WAS, three days later, thinner, paler, and not a whit daunted by his two months in a concrete cell.†   (source)
  • The challenge of overcoming the fast food giants may seem daunting.†   (source)
  • Which I suppose there always are, Sir, and there had certainly been enough of them behind, and I had survived them; so I was not too daunted by that.†   (source)
  • She lived across the hall from me in my first year, and we were both doing the same course, so we were natural allies in those first few daunting weeks, before we met people with whom we had more in common.†   (source)
  • Looking daunted and just a little green, but far too kind to renege on a promise, she held fast.†   (source)
  • The woman forgot nothing, which could be a little daunting.†   (source)
  • She said nothing, momentarily daunted.†   (source)
  • The amount of resources deployed against them was daunting indeed.†   (source)
  • It would be a daunting task for a veteran general much less a military novice.†   (source)
  • The prospect of taking on Loki again was so daunting he couldn't even finish the thought.†   (source)
  • There, headlining Local News: MAJOR DRUG BUST with a picture of Roberto in a sporty pair of cuffs, followed by a daunting expos La Eme and the crank epidemic.†   (source)
  • They had heard enough about Efrafa to daunt the stoutest heart.†   (source)
  • When Stoddard would have remonstrated, or asked why, his lips were closed by sight of her daunted, miserable face.†   (source)
  • Many had been separated from loved ones during the fire and now had the daunting task of searching through a ruined city for them.†   (source)
  • She used her massive bulk to intimidate, but her girth was less daunting than her wit.†   (source)
  • The cloth was daunting.†   (source)
  • Begun in 1958 by a newly independent Pakistan anxious to forge a transportation link with China, its ally against India, and in a perpetual state of construction ever since, the KKH is one of the most daunting engineering projects humans have ever attempted.†   (source)
  • Even Cristian seemed daunted.†   (source)
  • But applying that logic to actual actions seemed more daunting to Vlad than hang gliding in a blizzard.†   (source)
  • The feeling was that if he, George Washington, who had so much, was willing to risk "his all," however daunting the odds, then who were they to equivocate.†   (source)
  • It was as though their mere survival in this daunting land were in itself some mighty triumph.†   (source)
  • If he were to see the site from a distance, the approach to it would be daunting, and he would turn back.†   (source)
  • Lady Alerie had made all the arrangements; Cersei had not had the stomach to face that daunting task again, after the way Joffrey's wedding had ended.†   (source)
  • The presidency is a daunting and lonely job.†   (source)
  • The others aren't daunted, though, as they dash at Raffe to do their bump and run routine and shove him off balance.†   (source)
  • The textbooks Mr. Sanchez was piling onto his desk looked dauntingly thick.†   (source)
  • Even what was left of the army was daunting.†   (source)
  • He had been a state legislator from New Haven since 1834 and many people agreed that if he chose to throw his hat into a statewide political race, he would be a daunting challenger to any opponent.†   (source)
  • So to put four hours of conversation into 600 words was a daunting task for me, which she, of course, edited and changed.†   (source)
  • He is not daunted, either.†   (source)
  • 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.   (source)
    daunted = discouraged or intimidated
  • Gods take daunting shapes when they appear.   (source)
    daunting = intimidating
  • "I might have chosen 'daunting' as a more fitting adjective," he said.†   (source)
  • The heads of Burger King, KFC, and McDonald's should feel daunted; they're outnumbered.†   (source)
  • The prospect of seeing even a fraction of them was daunting.†   (source)
  • When you are only three years past the start of puberty, the challenge is exceptionally daunting.†   (source)
  • The scowls and threats of the guards when they arrived daunted us not at all.†   (source)
  • Which from where I stood, almost unable to hobble, was a seriously daunting task.†   (source)
  • Just …. just a little daunted about canceling this lot.†   (source)
  • The prospect of moving him was daunting.†   (source)
  • Finally the daunting task was nearly over.†   (source)
  • Half-relieved, half-daunted by the implication of further terrors, the savages murmured again.†   (source)
  • "I'm feeling a bit daunted, to be honest.†   (source)
  • At each of our places is a daunting array of silver.†   (source)
  • Somehow, making a boat to sail from Ogygia seemed like a more daunting task.†   (source)
  • Nasuada surveyed the daunting landscape and sighed.†   (source)
  • For something so simple, it seemed incredibly daunting.†   (source)
  • Or maybe even more daunting, didn't find her attractive.†   (source)
  • But displeasing his wife, who has endured many a sacrifice these past years, is equally daunting.†   (source)
  • Crossing Alagaesia with only Arya was a rather daunting prospect.†   (source)
  • It was garish and daunting, but Alan nodded cheerfully.†   (source)
  • Howard's inclination was to scratch him, but the potential consequences were daunting.†   (source)
  • The wise he could persuade, and the smaller folk he could daunt.†   (source)
  • Herold paddles for several hours against a daunting current, but they're going the wrong way.†   (source)
  • We might be able to take you up in one sometime, if it doesn't seem too daunting for you."†   (source)
  • Although the prospect daunted her, she would talk to him.†   (source)
  • The sight was daunting; Eragon could not imagine a less inviting entrance.†   (source)
  • Pippin subsided; but Sam was not daunted, and he still eyed Strider dubiously.†   (source)
  • Nothing ever daunted her, not even Joffrey.†   (source)
  • It was a daunting list, but one that Eragon knew he had to memorize perfectly.†   (source)
  • Scott was a little daunted by the effect his revelation had produced.†   (source)
  • We must not be daunted by Fangorn, since need drove him into that dark place.†   (source)
  • But so daunting was Tom's intensity that instead she let him take her daughter from her hands.†   (source)
  • As he surveyed the daunting assembly, the initiate wondered who on the outside would ever believe that this collection of men would assemble in one place …. much less this place.†   (source)
  • EVEN RUTH LOOKED DAUNTED that sunny day the minibus dropped us in front of the farmhouse, circled round the little pond and disappeared up the slope.†   (source)
  • Like everyone else, Louie was daunted by Lash, but the first three runners would go to Berlin, and he believed he could be among them.†   (source)
  • He had said that our lives are steered by uncertainties, many of which are disruptive or even daunting; but that if we persevere and remain generous of heart, we may be granted a moment of supreme lucidity—a moment in which all that has happened to us suddenly comes into focus as a necessary course of events, even as we find ourselves on the threshold of a bold new life that we had been meant to lead all along.†   (source)
  • Mrs Taylor had served us with- a good broth, which we had eaten with helpings of crusty bread, and at that point, there had been little to suggest the evening held for me anything more daunting than an hour or so of pleasant conversation before retiring to bed.†   (source)
  • Every part of the task looked daunting, and politics promised to make the job both harder and more pressing.†   (source)
  • "Well, I'm daunted by the prospect of living up to what these dogs have been used to," Mr. Benson said.†   (source)
  • One of the most famous pitches in all of mountaineering, its forty feet of near-vertical rock and ice looked daunting, but-as any serious climber would-I'd wanted very badly to take the "sharp end" of the rope and lead the Step.†   (source)
  • Several applicants for the headmaster position admitted that their interviews with The Voice had been "daunting"; I'm sure that they were unprepared for his size, and when they heard him speak, I'm sure they got the shivers and were troubled by the absurdity of that voice communicating strictly in upper-case letters.†   (source)
  • And indeed, it was then that I felt a new resolve not to be daunted in respect to the one professional task I have entrusted myself with on this trip; that is to say, regarding Miss Kenton and our present staffing problems.†   (source)
  • To classmates, later to his students, Farmer's medical memory seemed encyclopedic and daunting, but it was not inexplicable.†   (source)
  • A far more important outcome of the Rookery meeting, however, was Olmsted's recognition that the architects' noble dreams magnified and complicated the already-daunting challenge that faced him in Jackson Park.†   (source)
  • Twelve days later it ended when the last two suspects were apprehended in a house in Philadelphia by a daunting phalanx of police and federal agents.†   (source)
  • The idea of a single Zero was daunting.†   (source)
  • The exposition directors' decision on where to locate the fair had caused a rapid acceleration of events that was encouraging but also unsettling, because suddenly the whole thing had become more real, its true magnitude more daunting.†   (source)
  • Recalling a time when I had had a staff of seventeen under me, and knowing how not so long ago a staff of twenty-eight had been employed here at Darlington Hall, the idea of devising a staff plan by which the same house would be run on a staff of four seemed, to say the least, daunting.†   (source)
  • The grade of Nineteenth Avenue was so daunting for the engines of the day that watching automobiles straining for the top became a local pastime.†   (source)
  • As daunting as the prospects seemed, it was a comfort to know that there were so many capable people scattered about the globe doing everything in their power to keep Rowan free.†   (source)
  • He struggled to learn the language, and in what seemed an equally daunting task, to fathom the complexities of the Dutch system of government.†   (source)
  • Though now, or in the recent now, I've begun to understand how easily one can stand by and watch a pile of dross steadily grow, allow the fetter of one's quotidian life to become an unwieldy accumulation, which seems somehow much more daunting to clear away once it has settled, gained a repose.†   (source)
  • Inside, things are even more daunting.†   (source)
  • CHAPTER VI WEAVERS AND WEFT The Hardwick mill was a large one; to the mountain-bred girl it seemed endless, while its clamour and roar was a thing to daunt.†   (source)
  • Intrepid, daunted and magnitude.†   (source)
  • Even a rogue wave—a tidal monstrosity—would hardly daunt such a vessel, and Max doubted it had been crafted for earthly seas.†   (source)
  • She had been meaning to do an updated picture, now that she had dyed her hair and cut it shorter, but the thought of breaking up all those Legos and starting over was too daunting.†   (source)
  • Stubbled, greasy with stale sweat, rumpled, breath sour and beery, eyes wild with blasted hope, he must be a daunting sight.†   (source)
  • And I am giving youthis command, because you have proven that you are able to convince others to follow you, even in the face of the most daunting circumstances.†   (source)
  • Empty threats won't daunt him."†   (source)
  • Woven throughout the clearing, the Rock of Kuthian, and—so far as he could tell—the rest of the island, he found a daunting array of enchantments.†   (source)
  • Searches of towns and homes have turned up nothing, and it is clear that the time has come to scour more daunting terrain for Booth and Herold.†   (source)
  • She clutched the window-sill and stood choking and blinded, fighting with a crowd of daunting recollections and miserable apprehensions.†   (source)
  • They were, if it came to it, difficult to daunt or to kill; and they were, perhaps, so unwearyingly fond of good things not least because they could, when put to it, do without them, and could survive rough handling by grief, foe, or weather in a way that astonished those who did not know them well and looked no further than their bellies and their well-fed faces.†   (source)
  • Since his lady mother had fallen, the boy would not even stand upon a balcony, and the way from the Eyrie to the Gates of the Moon was perilous enough to daunt anyone.†   (source)
  • Looking out into the audience, he prepares to tell them about the daunting task ahead and how the ability to trust the southern states to peacefully rejoin the Union will be as great a challenge to the nation as the war itself.†   (source)
  • The mountains seemed to be trying with their deadly breath to daunt them, to turn them back from the secrets of the high places, or to blow them away into the darkness behind.†   (source)
  • Past the Talita, the flat, dark plain extended all the way to the distant horizon: a daunting expanse broken only by the river itself, which lay upon the land like a strip of hammered metal.†   (source)
  • At last she broke away and leaned back from him, breathing hard, as if daunted by her own hunger and where it would surely lead.†   (source)
  • And She that walked in the darkness had heard the Elves cry that cry far back in the deeps of time, and she had not heeded it, and it did not daunt her now.†   (source)
  • The more Roran learned about Aroughs, the more he began to sympathize with Brigman's plight; capturing the city was a daunting task with no obvious solution.†   (source)
  • Those same eyes that he had thought daunted and defeated, there they were lit with a fell light again, clustering in her out-thrust head.†   (source)
  • Her presence, in the sanctum of this room, thus took on a significance that was both daunting and wondrous.†   (source)
  • It was a daunting task, especially since he madean effort to view her not as he usually did—as a beautiful woman he admired and longed for—but as the person she actually was, whole and complete and separate from his own needs and wants.†   (source)
  • Easy it is now to guess how quickly the roving eye of Saruman was trapped and held; and how ever since he has been persuaded from afar, and daunted when persuasion would not serve.†   (source)
  • The Dauthdaertya were designed to be unaffected by whatever spells the dragons might work and to protect their wielder from the same—a daunting prospect, given the strength, complexity, and unexpected nature of dragons' magic.†   (source)
  • Nevertheless he had had a fine night's sleep and his spirits could not be daunted in the presence of the tantalizing aroma drifting in.†   (source)
  • For you are not daunted by words; and you have courteous speech, strange though the sound of it may be to us in the South.†   (source)
  • The sweetness of the air and the greenness of the leaves daunted him.†   (source)
  • If I begin to feel daunted I'll go off by myself.†   (source)
  • Never been daunted" "You'll be daunted after about three more pernods" "Not in public.†   (source)
  • Never been daunted in public" "Where were you drinking" "Stopped at the Crillon.†   (source)
  • "You'll be daunted after about three more pernods"†   (source)
  • And when all are in crowd then send for thy son, Kamar al-Zaman, and summon him; and, when he cometh, broach to him the matter of marriage before the wazirs and grandees and officers of state and captains; for he will surely be bashful and daunted by their presence and will not dare to oppose thy will.†   (source)
  • Miss Brinklow was at first a little daunted by the massive volume compiled by an industrious nineteenth-century German (she had more probably imagined some slighter work of a "Brush up your Tibetan" type), but with help from the Chinese and encouragement from Conway she made a good beginning and was soon observed to be extracting grim satisfaction from her task.†   (source)
  • "You ought to try it some times, Jake" "You're about a hundred and forty-four ahead of me" "Ought not to daunt you.†   (source)
  • Harvey was just a little daunted.†   (source)
  • Never been daunted.†   (source)
  • Never be daunted.†   (source)
  • But Wolf led on over the ledges and Silvermane followed, nothing daunted.†   (source)
  • XXVIII Her refusal, though unexpected, did not permanently daunt Clare.†   (source)
  • He had expected disasters, and the first one did not daunt him.†   (source)
  • Nothing daunted, Anne proceeded onward to the church alone.†   (source)
  • And that abomination, the hateful blinding sandstorm, did not daunt her.†   (source)
  • Even the shiny, muddy, suspicious old sow in no wise daunted her fictitious courage.†   (source)
  • My uncle, however, was not to be daunted, and he clapped his hands at the steepness of the descent.†   (source)
  • The men-at-arms were daunted, for no armour seemed proof against the shot of this tremendous archer.†   (source)
  • Hurry had never been so daunted as by this close and warm attack of the Indian girl.†   (source)
  • THE GENTLEMAN [daunted and conciliatory] I'm afraid I appear intrusive.†   (source)
  • The pack of devils by no rules is daunted: We are so wise, and yet is Tegel haunted.†   (source)
  • Betsy Horrocks, quite daunted, flung herself down on her knees, bursting into tears.†   (source)
  • ' "What now!" replied the baron, nothing daunted by his hollow voice and lustreless eyes.†   (source)
  • The lion was daunted; the avenger was conquered.†   (source)
  • She went to bed later and rose earlier than any of them, and no difficulties daunted her.†   (source)
  • 'I say must not,' repeated Nicholas, nothing daunted; 'shall not.†   (source)
  • As for those daunting strokes of the tail hitting our sides, the ship never felt them.†   (source)
  • The eye is daunted and greatly exaggerates the perils of the hour.†   (source)
  • [secretly daunted, but rising from his knees with an air of reckless pugnacity] I ain't afraid of you.†   (source)
  • Will you let Arizona daunt you?†   (source)
  • Stars and sun, a few bright grains, went spinning round for terror, and holding each other in embrace, there in a darkness that outpassed them all, and left them tiny and daunted.†   (source)
  • This meant they had to lessen the long range between them and Pilchuck's force, a fact that did not daunt them.†   (source)
  • All night he ran, blundering in the darkness into mishaps and obstacles that delayed but did not daunt.†   (source)
  • Nothing daunted him.†   (source)
  • At last in the stress of her fear she did that which might have daunted the bravest or most active man, for by the aid of the growth of ivy which covered (and still covers) the south wall she came down from under the eaves, and so homeward across the moor, there being three leagues betwixt the Hall and her father's farm.†   (source)
  • I asked, daunted, but still curious.†   (source)
  • Nothing daunted, the Roman shook out his long lash, loosed the reins, leaned forward, and, with a triumphant shout, took the wall.†   (source)
  • There is said to be something in the front of the image of the Maker that daunts the hearts of the inferior beings of his creation; and it would seem that some such power, in the present instance, suspended the threatened blow.†   (source)
  • The wagon rolled up a weedy gravel walk, under a noble avenue of China trees, whose graceful forms and ever-springing foliage seemed to be the only things there that neglect could not daunt or alter,—like noble spirits, so deeply rooted in goodness, as to flourish and grow stronger amid discouragement and decay.†   (source)
  • But when they called to mind that the soldiery in that 'Battle' of Trafalgar Square were so daunted by the slaughter which they had made, that they could not be got to fire a second volley, they shrank back again from the dreadful courage necessary for carrying out another massacre.†   (source)
  • I had indeed levelled at that prominent feature as hard a blow as my knuckles could inflict; and when I saw that either that or my look daunted him, I had the greatest inclination to follow up my advantage to purpose; but he was already with his mama.†   (source)
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