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used in Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance

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intimidating or impressive — arousing fear or admiration due to impressiveness or challenge
  • For this eighteenth-century German philosopher he feels a respect that rises not out of agreement but out of appreciation for Kant's formidable logical fortification of his position.
    Part 2 (38% in)
  • There's no villain, no "mean guy" who wants them to live meaningless lives, it's just that the structure, the system demands it and no one is willing to take on the formidable task of changing the structure just because it is meaningless.
    Part 2 (6% in)
  • As I've said, he did in the end offer a number of solutions, but the problem was so deep and so formidable and complex that no one really understood the gravity of what he was resolving, and so failed to understand or misunderstood what he said.
    Part 2 (23% in)
  • The more he examined this argument the more formidable it appeared.
    Part 3 (35% in)

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