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formidable
used in A Room of One's Own

4 uses
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Definition
intimidating or impressive — arousing fear or admiration due to impressiveness or challenge
  • But for women, I thought, looking at the empty shelves, these difficulties were infinitely more formidable.
    3 (70% in)
  • —and then on the terrace, as if popping out to breathe the air, to glance at the garden, came a bent figure, formidable yet humble, with her great forehead and her shabby dress—could it be the famous scholar, could it be J—— H—— herself?
    1 (64% in)
  • Such material difficulties were formidable; but much worse were the immaterial.
    3 (72% in)
  • But though this is possible now, such opinions coming from the lips of important people must have been formidable enough even fifty years ago.
    3 (80% in)

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