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formidable
used in Ulysses by James Joyce

3 uses
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Definition
intimidating or impressive — arousing fear or admiration due to impressiveness or challenge
  • —That's a good bit of steel, repeated he, examining his formidable stiletto.
    Episode 16 — Eumaeus (30% in)
  • A powerful current of warm breath issued at regular intervals from the profound cavity of his mouth while in rhythmic resonance the loud strong hale reverberations of his formidable heart thundered rumblingly causing the ground, the summit of the lofty tower and the still loftier walls of the cave to vibrate and tremble.
    Episode 12 — Cyclops (9% in)
  • It heals and soothes while you sleep, in case of trouble in breaking wind, assists nature in the most formidable way, insuring instant relief in discharge of gases, keeping parts clean and free natural action, an initial outlay of 7/6 making a new man of you and life worth living.
    Episode 17 — Ithaca (78% in)

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