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formidable
used in The War of the Worlds

3 uses
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Definition
intimidating or impressive — arousing fear or admiration due to impressiveness or challenge
  • The idea people seemed to have here was that the Martians were simply formidable human beings, who might attack and sack the town, to be certainly destroyed in the end.
    1.12 — Book 1 Chapter 12 — What I Saw of the Destruction of.... (49% in)
  • The telegram concluded with the words: "Formidable as they seem to be, the Martians have not moved from the pit into which they have fallen, and, indeed, seem incapable of doing so.
    1.14 — Book 1 Chapter 14 — In London (3% in)
  • Thus sunken, and seen in remote perspective, they appeared far less formidable than the huge iron bulk in whose wake the steamer was pitching so helplessly.
    1.17 — Book 1 Chapter 17 — The "Thunder Child" (72% in)

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