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- 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.Part 1 — Annie (38% in)
deterred = prevented
- 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.Part 3 — Paul (24% in)
There are no more uses of "deter" in Misery.
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