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  • It didn't deter us.   (source)
    deter = discourage
  • In order to try and see the water as solid, and not be deterred by its motion, he looked up at the far shore and held the lunch bags high just in case.   (source)
    deterred = prevented or discouraged
  • Twice the dog turned around and growled, but Sophie was not to be deterred.   (source)
    deterred = stopped (prevented from continuing)
  • I was heartbroken, but I was not deterred. I would find a way around this brick wall.   (source)
    deterred = discouraged (prevented from continuing)
  • Obviously the child was about to be shot as a punishment for his offence and to deter others.   (source)
    deter = try to prevent
  • I'm not worried about anyone who would be deterred by a locked door,   (source)
    deterred = prevented (from entering)
  • "I don't want to go."
    Mama pulled Thalia up from the seat by the hands, leaned in, and fixed her with a gaze I knew well. Not a thing on this earth could deter her now.   (source)
    deter = prevent
  • He thought of trying to get out of bed, but the thought of the thump and the drop and the accompanying escalation of pain constantly deterred him.   (source)
    deterred = prevented
  • He had been living on Hedeby Island for a month, but he had never taken a walk inland; the freezing temperatures and regular snowstorms had deterred him.   (source)
    deterred = prevented (kept him from doing it)
  • The result is that Kenyan women candidates routinely carry knives and wear multiple sets of tights to deter, complicate, and delay any attempted rape.   (source)
    deter = try to prevent
  • Three times my mom tries to contact me. First on my cell, although turning it off didn't deter her because she called Sierra's house twice.   (source)
    deter = stop or prevent
  • He sat down to wait, choosing a bench on which, an arm's length away, a woman's purse rested-tempting him to snake his hand around inside it. But the appearance of its owner ... deterred him.   (source)
    deterred = prevented
  • He carried the bodies up to the prairie, laid them in their shallow graves and helped July pile rocks on the graves, a pitiful expedient that wouldn't deter the varmints for long.   (source)
    deter = discourage an action
  • But he's not sure he has the energy anymore to put up a deterring facade, to spot potential threats and fend off attacks.   (source)
    deterring = preventative
  • Horrible as the raids were, we found that life continued anyway, and the threat of the Iraqi Air Force could not deter Iran from its celebration.   (source)
    deter = prevent
  • I'm no great terrifying Mystic, but my presence should deter any trespassers until our specialists arrive.   (source)
  • Three months of hitting blank walls in researching Hunter Brown didn't deter her.   (source)
    deter = discourage
  • The Italian side replied with a counter-barrage that failed to deter the Austrians from further shots,   (source)
    deter = prevent
  • "One manicure, coming up," he announced, and would not be deterred even when she pointed out that he had forgotten to bring cotton balls.   (source)
    deterred = stopped (prevented from continuing)
  • And now submarines are armed with mass murder, our silly, only way of deterring mass murder.   (source)
    deterring = trying to prevent
  • LeMay says the only way a general can win a modern war is not fight one. ... When you don't deter them any longer, you lose.   (source)
    deter = prevent
  • [referring to the physical beating they had to give to the soldier with claustrophobia]  We do it quickly and mercilessly, and at last he sits down quietly. The others have turned pale; let's hope it deters them.   (source)
    deters = prevents (more of the same from)
  • humans ... can be deterred from seeking marriage   (source)
    deterred = prevented
  • And most likely it was not the prospect of mere imprisonment that deterred these unhappy people, but the common belief that a sentence of imprisonment was tantamount to a death sentence, owing to the very high mortality prevailing in the town jail.   (source)
    deterred = tried to prevent; or prevented
  • He knew where the oars were--hidden to deter the visitors from going out   (source)
    deter = discourage an action
  • And, probably, had such a step been suggested to him, he would have been deterred from taking it by the...   (source)
    deterred = prevented
  • Often she was tempted to tell Martha that the child must be kept at home, but somehow the memory of his foolish, happy face deterred her.   (source)
  • White Fang had never seen such a dog (it was a mastiff); but the size and fierce aspect of the intruder did not deter him.   (source)
    deter = discourage an action
  • There were three policemen too, one of whom was mounted, doing their best, under instructions from Stent, to keep the people back and deter them from approaching the cylinder.   (source)
  • ...had I not been deterred by the very chance that such an injury might prove greater than the injury to be averted,   (source)
    deterred = prevented (discouraged from trying)
  • our gallant dogs, surrounded by a dozen or more large jackals, were fighting bravely, four of their opponents lay dead, but the others were in no way deterred by the fate of their comrades.   (source)
    deterred = discouraged (prevented from continuing)
  • They passed over the pond ... seemingly deterred from settling by my light,   (source)
    deterred = discouraged
  • one should not be deterred from improving his possessions for fear lest they be taken away from him or another from opening up trade for fear of taxes;   (source)
    deterred = prevented
  • But my father is an optimistic man and never deterred by practicalities.†   (source)
  • Miss Violence did not consider these pictures very nice — the statues looked pagan, and also bloodthirsty — but Laura was not to be deterred.†   (source)
  • The rain is frequent but doesn't deter him.†   (source)
  • He knew there was no hope of getting kosher food, a fact that had deterred some more observant Jews from enlisting.†   (source)
  • She has been interviewed at length several times and police are satisfied that she made every effort to deter Mr. Traynor from his intention (please see her "calendar of adventures" included in the evidence).†   (source)
  • Nothing deters a good man from doing what is honorable.†   (source)
  • Papa says curses are only stories cooked up to deter thieves.†   (source)
  • But they would not be deterred.†   (source)
  • Someone said to me that most war resisters who returned to the United States couldn't take the Canadian climate; and what did I think of the seriousness of the war resistance if "these people" could be deterred from their commitment by a little cold weather?†   (source)
  • Though these thieves acted impulsively and have no prior criminal records, their inexperience will not deter us from prosecuting this case to the letter of the law.†   (source)
  • The Bandit was very disappointed, but he wasn't deterred and the following Sunday, he invited me to go for an outing.†   (source)
  • Blitzen was not deterred.†   (source)
  • Lena recoiled, but Emily wasn't that easily deterred.†   (source)
  • "No carriages were as yet placed in position," Gronau said, "but this did not deter the men, for they clambered among the spokes and sat upon the crown of the wheel as easy as I am sitting in this chair."†   (source)
  • Yet that didn't deter them.†   (source)
  • I agreed with the punishment as a way to hopefully deter this in the future—Spikes himself ended up agreeing to sit out the entire next game because of the outcry—but I think people were singling him out unfairly.†   (source)
  • The rest of his time Nicholas spent investigating miracles, trying to learn the tricks his mother used to move saltcellars with her mind, and writing passionate stanzas to Amanda, who sent them back by return mail, corrected and improved, without deterring her admirer in the least.†   (source)
  • Jeremy was not to be deterred.†   (source)
  • Ch'idzigyaak did not approve but could see that her friend would not be deterred.†   (source)
  • As one former IBP worker explained, "They're trying to deter you, period, from going to the doctor."†   (source)
  • History shows that penalties do not deter men when their conscience is aroused, nor will they deter my people or the colleagues with whom I have worked before.†   (source)
  • "I'm fine on my own, thanks," Clarke said, increasing her pace, as if that could possibly deter the boy who'd traveled across the solar system to be with her.†   (source)
  • On the other hand, he had fanatically ridiculed Eisenhower about Castro and knew he would look soft on communism if he did nothing to deter the brutal dictator.†   (source)
  • Some of the most compelling incentives yet invented have been put in place to deter crime.†   (source)
  • The few times I'd wished I could walk in one direction for as long as I wanted, the threat of those rattlesnakes deterred me.†   (source)
  • "My charmer," he called her, and neither his maimed hand nor his politics deterred her ardor.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • Denying the in-state tuition, besides being fair to residents, also deters illegal immigrants from coming here.†   (source)
  • "Which is another reason why we have to go after Svensson and deter-mine if he has Monique," Tom said.†   (source)
  • I enunciate every word in my most exasperated voice, but it doesn't deter him.†   (source)
  • And so our code has penalty enough to deter greedy hands.†   (source)
  • hoop groaned audibly, but the pastor was not deterred.†   (source)
  • Without you to deter Sounis, he was ready to begin a campaign to weaken Eddis.†   (source)
  • Millions of men, an entire nation, were not able to deter you from producing Rearden Metal-because you had the knowledge of its superlative value and the power which such knowledge gives.†   (source)
  • Wulfgar reacted quickly, thrusting Aegis-fang out defensively to deter any follow-up attacks.†   (source)
  • It means that such punishment is so unusual as to be significant, to deter, to instruct.†   (source)
  • DEC. 15—The blanket of snow dumped on Elizabeth over the past two days seems not to have deterred bundle-laden shoppers.†   (source)
  • A judge cannot be deterred from his duty by fears that his salary will be diminished.†   (source)
  • Alan waved them away, but they were not long deterred.†   (source)
  • That neither tempest nor strife, nor fierce beasts, nor the loneliness of the desert, nor yet the illegitimate usurpers of our rightful estate, can deter our couriers.†   (source)
  • However, his father deterred him by telling him it would not be necessary that the wolves would solve the problem in their own way.†   (source)
  • While we pursue these arms reductions, I pledge to you that we will maintain the capacity to deter Soviet aggression at any level at which it might occur.†   (source)
  • But he was not to be deterred.†   (source)
  • nously, as a minor irritant and one that would not deter a master seaman.†   (source)
  • But Robert A. Taft was also a man who stuck fast to the basic principles in which he believed—and when those fundamental principles were at issue, not even the lure of the White House, or the possibilities of injuring his candidacy, could deter him from speaking out.†   (source)
  • The fact that it was three A.M. and raining buckets didn't deter them.   (source)
    deter = discourage
  • I shot him a look, but, as usual, he did not seem deterred.   (source)
    deterred = discouraged or prevented from doing something
  • ...no matter what she said to him, it didn't seem to deter his overtures.   (source)
    deter = prevent
  • The people of Carvahall might take an age and a half to reach a decision, but once they did, nothing could deter them from their course.   (source)
    deter = prevent or discourage
  • I am not deterred by his intentions.   (source)
    deterred = prevented (from my intentions)
  • Tax uncertainty deters investment.
  • ...we hold it to be the first task of statesmanship to develop the strength that will deter the forces of aggression and promote the conditions of peace.   (source)
  • The risks posed by this dangerous relationship cannot be contained or deterred by traditional means.   (source)
  • I demand this so that others may be deterred from similar crimes, so that peaceful and industrious people may be safe.   (source)
    deterred = discouraged (prevented)
  • let us hear none of the conventional objections that deter weak minds from preparing for the future.   (source)
    deter = prevent (discourage an action)
  • no bodily fear could have deterred him; but he was mastered by another sort of fear,   (source)
    deterred = prevented
  • 'I have considered others,' rejoined Nicholas; 'but as honesty and honour are both at issue, nothing shall deter me.'   (source)
    deter = discourage an action
  • Mr Clennam won't be deterred by...   (source)
    deterred = stopped, discouraged, or prevented
  • At the same time, the incident only slightly deterred me.†   (source)
  • Frau Holtzapfel was not deterred in the slightest.†   (source)
  • For a certain number of thousands, of course, but the size of these sums did not deter people.†   (source)
  • Joanna tried to stop her but Sophie would not be deterred.†   (source)
  • That is our only goal, and not even death shall deter us from pursuing it.†   (source)
  • These people intend to disarm anyone with the will to deter them.†   (source)
  • I didn't want maids or anyone else in the room, but the Do Not Disturb tag hadn't deterred the FBI.†   (source)
  • If she hadn't done something to deter other warmongers, she would have lost the throne.†   (source)
  • Thanks to the Russians, We will have the threat of retaliation to deter any such attack.†   (source)
  • You aren't deterred by anything I've told you, are you?†   (source)
  • He was seldom deterred, especially when things were interesting.†   (source)
  • Guenhwyvar lolled its huge head in an effort to understand what had deterred it.†   (source)
  • It doesn't deter crime, but merely cheapens human life and gives rise to more murders.†   (source)
  • They'd gain no biological advantage from amplifying themselves, since potential mates would be deterred rather than attracted by that sort of amplification.†   (source)
  • But my silence does not deter him.†   (source)
  • Langdon could tell there would be no deterring her and so he acquiesced, turning his attention back to the pyramid.†   (source)
  • Paul had not answered this letter, but that had not deterred Mrs Roman D. ('Virginia') Sandpiper, who had sent five more (the first four with additional Polaroids) before finally lapsing into puzzled, slightly hurt silence.†   (source)
  • Then Max told him how, almost every morning, Jakob had to remove posters saying "Jews Not Wanted" from their shop window, and described how would-be customers were regularly deterred by thugs blocking the door.†   (source)
  • Only incorrigible optimists had still cherished the delusion that Poland's determined stance would deter Hitler at the last moment.†   (source)
  • But this doesn't deter me, I'd use anything if it worked—slug juice, toad spit, eye of newt, anything at all to mummify myself, stop the drip-drip of time, stay more or less the way I am.†   (source)
  • If he desires your enslavement, then he shall pursue that goal to the point of obsession, and nothing save the instinct of self-preservation shall deter him.†   (source)
  • Cotton Tufts, in a letter lamenting the "vexation" Adams was bound to encounter, wrote, "I will not, however, admit this to be of weight sufficient to deter or prevent a great and good man."†   (source)
  • We may be able to filter out certain undesirable tendencies through genetics, chemical treatments, beta scans, we deter with penal colonies and the absence of freedom.†   (source)
  • McDonald's, however, would not be deterred; Burger King had already opened a mobile hamburger cart in Dresden.†   (source)
  • The owner had left a floodlight on — this had not deterred the wolves before, the men had said — and there was little wind, so it was a shot he could make if the wolf was moving slowly and predictably.†   (source)
  • Destruction is the only end that the mystics' creed has ever achieved, as it is the only end that you see them achieving today, and if the ravages wrought by their acts have not made them question their doctrines, if they profess to be moved by love, yet are not deterred by piles of human corpses, it is because the truth about their souls is worse than the obscene excuse you have allowed them, the excuse that the end justifies the means and that the horrors they practice are means to nobler ends.†   (source)
  • I do not believe, Your Worship, that this court, in inflicting penalties on me for the crimes for which I am convicted should be moved by the belief that penalties will deter men from the course that they believe is right.†   (source)
  • Intelligence reports that the British intended to evacuate Boston at first chance did nothing to deter him.†   (source)
  • It required passion that could not be intimidated by hardship, deterred by suffering, or quenched by death.†   (source)
  • How much crime does it actually deter?†   (source)
  • Choosing a middle door at random, he was about to put his hand on the latch but was deterred by a raspy voice from within.†   (source)
  • Since our initial goal was to boycott the election, an action that had the confidence of the student body, our duty was still to abide by that resolution, and not be deterred by some trickery on the part of the principal.†   (source)
  • If a criminal thinks his potential victim may be armed, he may be deterred from committing the crime.†   (source)
  • But just as crime tends to be low on a street where a police car is parked, the 95 percent rate was artificially high: Feldman's presence had deterred theft.†   (source)
  • First, given the rarity with which executions are carried out in this country and the long delays in doing so, no reasonable criminal should be deterred by the threat of execution.†   (source)
  • I move that discussion on Wright's statement be deterred," Nealson said.†   (source)
  • But the fear that the horse might be captured and the money taken from Pork deterred them.†   (source)
  • AS DRUGGED WITH LOVE as I was, why, nothing could deter me from marriage.†   (source)
  • He believed that, since she had thought that, that Brown's presence would not only not deter her: it would be an incentive for her to come to the cabin.†   (source)
  • The King's justice, the King's majesty, You insult with gross indignity; Insolent madman, whom nothing deters From attainting his servants and ministers.†   (source)
  • Selfish Einhorn was, nevertheless; his nose in constant action smelled, and smelled out everything, sometimes austerely, or again without manners, covert, half an eye out for observers but not to be deterred if there were any, either.†   (source)
  • Whenever tempted to add his personal note to the myriad voices of the plague-stricken, he was deterred by the thought that not one of his sufferings but was common to all the others and that in a world where sorrow is so often lonely, this was an advantage.†   (source)
  • It was neither a contempt for her nature, nor the probable state of her heart, which deterred him.†   (source)
  • Did the so recent and favorable consideration of his uncle in any way deter him?†   (source)
  • Your career is an intellectual one and you won't be deterred by failure.†   (source)
  • This not only prevents men from making revolutions, but deters men from desiring them.†   (source)
  • "Nay," said Simonides, "the sheik shall not deter thee from reading.†   (source)
  • Very charming—wonderfully well read for my age, but incapable—" Mrs. Wilcox would not be deterred.†   (source)
  • There is nothing in this world more delightful than that middle state in which we mentally balance at times, possessed of the means, lured by desire, and yet deterred by conscience or what of decision.†   (source)
  • Yet that did not deter him.†   (source)
  • Woman must marry because the race must perish without her travail: if the risk of death and the certainty of pain, danger and unutterable discomforts cannot deter her, slavery and swaddled ankles will not.†   (source)
  • And each time the natural laziness which deters us from every difficult enterprise, every work of importance, has urged me to leave the thing alone, to drink my tea and to think merely of the worries of to-day and of my hopes for to-morrow, which let themselves be pondered over without effort or distress of mind.†   (source)
  • "Very well," said I, and stood aside, half-minded to fall upon him as he put his hand upon the latch, but deterred by the thought of my useless arm.†   (source)
  • It would be necessary to come back alone, but even that consideration did not deter him, for he could throw a little manliness into his mood, no doubt.†   (source)
  • The streets are mean, the temples ineffective, and though a few fine houses exist they are hidden away in gardens or down alleys whose filth deters all but the invited guest.†   (source)
  • Similar impatience as to talking is perhaps one reason that deters some minds from addressing any popular assemblies.†   (source)
  • But this intelligence did not deter him from the plan of escape he had formed, and the three pressed eastward all day, and heard no more of the bread distribution than this promise.†   (source)
  • If she had said "Yes" instead of "No" he would have kissed her; it had evidently been his intention; but her determined negative deterred his scrupulous heart.†   (source)
  • Jude put one foot on the edge of the ice, and then the other: it cracked under his weight; but this did not deter him.†   (source)
  • At breakfast, and while they were packing the few remaining articles, he showed his weariness from the night's effort so unmistakeably that Tess was on the point of revealing all that had happened; but the reflection that it would anger him, grieve him, stultify him, to know that he had instinctively manifested a fondness for her of which his common-sense did not approve, that his inclination had compromised his dignity when reason slept, again deterred her.†   (source)
  • But did that deter him?†   (source)
  • But these breaks did not deter him.†   (source)
  • Denisov had two hundred, and Dolokhov might have as many more, but the disparity of numbers did not deter Denisov.†   (source)
  • The dimness went on deepening into obscurity, and that into positive darkness, but without deterring the bolder spirits upon the knoll.†   (source)
  • His pride, in that direction, may be of service, if not to himself, to many others, for it must only deter him from such foul misconduct as I have suffered by.†   (source)
  • Nothing deterred by the smallness of his audience, which, in truth, consisted only of the discontented scout, he raised his voice, commencing and ending the sacred song without accident or interruption of any kind.†   (source)
  • Sometimes I thought of confiding in Richard, but was deterred by the possibility of his fighting Mr. Guppy and giving him black eyes.†   (source)
  • This fact, my dear sir, combined with the distinguished elevation to which your talents have raised you, deters me from presuming to aspire to the liberty of addressing the companion of my youth, by the familiar appellation of Copperfield!†   (source)
  • In the North, the whites are deterred from intermingling with the blacks by the fear of an imaginary danger; in the South, where the danger would be real, I cannot imagine that the fear would be less general.†   (source)
  • Does not your Eminence fear that the punishment inflicted upon Ravaillac may deter anyone who might entertain the idea of imitating him?†   (source)
  • This opinion of the public influences the judgment of the men who cultivate the sciences; they are persuaded that they may succeed in those pursuits without meditation, or deterred from such pursuits as demand it.†   (source)
  • Mr. Grant placed his hands on the side of the sleigh, in preparation for a spring, but moral timidity deterred him from taking the leap that bodily apprehension strongly urged him to attempt.†   (source)
  • There are episodes in most men's lives in which their highest qualities can only cast a deterring shadow over the objects that fill their inward vision: Lydgate's tenderheartedness was present just then only as a dread lest he should offend against it, not as an emotion that swayed him to tenderness.†   (source)
  • Under the circumstances, Hutter and Hurry were not men to be long deterred from proceeding by proofs as slight as that of the moccasin.†   (source)
  • He immediately began to talk to Drummle: not at all deterred by his replying in his heavy reticent way, but apparently led on by it to screw discourse out of him.†   (source)
  • He had not yielded to this sort of first summons; he had just made every possible effort to continue the journey; he had loyally and scrupulously exhausted all means; he had been deterred neither by the season, nor fatigue, nor by the expense; he had nothing with which to reproach himself.†   (source)
  • That is a noble though perhaps an unpromising love which not even the fear of breeding aversion in the bosom of the one beloved can deter from combating his or her errors.†   (source)
  • The appearance of such a group was enough of itself to have deterred one, less accustomed to such sights than the old man, from trusting himself within the circle of their wild and repulsive rites.†   (source)
  • That this determination will throw me into a long conflict with our theatre critics, and with the few playgoers who go to the theatre as often as the critics, I well know; but I am too well equipped for the strife to be deterred by it, or to bear malice towards the losing side.†   (source)
  • A farmer, a hunter, a soldier, a reporter, even a philosopher, may be daunted; but nothing can deter a poet, for he is actuated by pure love.†   (source)
  • "Is it possible," said he, "that where your liberty is at stake you can allow any such scruple to deter you from obtaining it?"†   (source)
  • He, again, thought of this last expedient, but the certainty that the canoe would be sent in chase, and the desperate nature of the chances of success deterred him from the undertaking.†   (source)
  • Little Dorrit was almost as ignorant of the ways of theatres as of the ways of gold mines, and when she was directed to a furtive sort of door, with a curious up-all-night air about it, that appeared to be ashamed of itself and to be hiding in an alley, she hesitated to approach it; being further deterred by the sight of some half-dozen close-shaved gentlemen with their hats very strangely on, who were lounging about the door, looking not at all unlike Collegians.†   (source)
  • Has not this excellent man a right to my best and heartiest services, and should any considerations of self deter me from rendering them?'†   (source)
  • This was unfortunate; but not to be deterred from my purpose, I determined to use a mixture of honey and water in its place.†   (source)
  • Well may the court be dim, with wasting candles here and there; well may the fog hang heavy in it, as if it would never get out; well may the stained-glass windows lose their colour and admit no light of day into the place; well may the uninitiated from the streets, who peep in through the glass panes in the door, be deterred from entrance by its owlish aspect and by the drawl, languidly echoing to the roof from the padded dais where the Lord High Chancellor looks into the lantern that has no light in it and where the attendant wigs are all stuck in a fog-bank!†   (source)
  • "Why," began the elder, "all these sentences to exile with hard labor, and formerly with flogging also, reform no one, and what's more, deter hardly a single criminal, and the number of crimes does not diminish but is continually on the increase.†   (source)
  • This last suggestion particularly delighted the bystanders, who cheered it rather uproariously, and were, with some difficulty, deterred from dropping down the area and breaking open the kitchen door to ascertain the fact.†   (source)
  • The wasps came by thousands to my lodge in October, as to winter quarters, and settled on my windows within and on the walls overhead, sometimes deterring visitors from entering.†   (source)
  • The same interests, the same fears, the same passions which deter democratic nations from revolutions, deter them also from war; the spirit of military glory and the spirit of revolution are weakened at the same time and by the same causes.†   (source)
  • I assure you, sir, it has given—me—pain—to learn from the housekeeper at Chesney Wold that a gentleman who was in your company in that part of the county, and who would appear to possess a cultivated taste for the fine arts, was likewise deterred by some such cause from examining the family pictures with that leisure, that attention, that care, which he might have desired to bestow upon them and which some of them might possibly have repaid.†   (source)
  • "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."†   (source)
  • "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."†   (source)
  • Still, though he loved and languished after the most orthodox models, and was only deterred from making a confidante of Kate by the slight considerations of having never, in all his life, spoken to the object of his passion, and having never set eyes upon her, except on two occasions, on both of which she had come and gone like a flash of lightning—or, as Nicholas himself said, in the numerous conversations he held with himself, like a vision of youth and beauty much too bright to last—his ardour and devotion remained without its reward.†   (source)
  • They bear, on the contrary, a natural goodwill to civil associations, because they readily discover that, instead of directing the minds of the community to public affairs, these institutions serve to divert them from such reflections; and that, by engaging them more and more in the pursuit of objects which cannot be attained without public tranquillity, they deter them from revolutions.†   (source)
  • For my own part, I was never so effectually deterred from frequenting a man's house, by any kind of Cerberus whatever, as by the parade one made about dining me, which I took to be a very polite and roundabout hint never to trouble him so again.†   (source)
  • The Americans do not read the works of Descartes, because their social condition deters them from speculative studies; but they follow his maxims because this very social condition naturally disposes their understanding to adopt them.†   (source)
  • When I think of acquiring for myself one of our luxurious dwellings, I am deterred, for, so to speak, the country is not yet adapted to human culture, and we are still forced to cut our spiritual bread far thinner than our forefathers did their wheaten.†   (source)
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