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used in The Count of Monte Cristo

4 uses
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try to prevent; or prevent
  • let us hear none of the conventional objections that deter weak minds from preparing for the future.
    Chapters 71-72 (72% in)
deter = prevent (discourage an action)
  • "Is it possible," said he, "that where your liberty is at stake you can allow any such scruple to deter you from obtaining it?"
    Chapters 15-16 (87% in)
  • "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."
    Chapters 31-32 (13% in)
  • "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."
    Chapters 39-40 (91% in)

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