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used in The Lords of Discipline

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intimidating or impressive — arousing fear or admiration due to impressiveness or challenge
  • The adversary who is truly formidable is the one who works within the fortress walls, singing pleasant songs while licking honey off knives.
    Prologue (66% in)
  • Since I was born a McLean and not a St. Croix, I was not tormented by the formidable demons of the city that cried out in disengaged voices for conformity from its sons and daughters.
    Chapter 1.2 (93% in)
  • When I finally could look up and my eyes could focus, Pig had entered that first sinister position of karate, and Mark stood facing him, resolute and dangerous, in a boxer's stance of at least equal formidability.
    Chapter 1.10 (79% in)
  • Then and only then is their cruelty really formidable.
    Chapter 1.12 (54% in)
  • His legs were thin and hairless, like a girl's, and his arms were short and stubby,hardly formidable weapons to bludgeon the chins of charging defensive linemen.
    Chapter 1.14 (5% in)
  • But it was our first indication of the strength, the formidable, irrefutable strength that comes from solidarity.
    Chapter 2.17 (86% in)
  • The tide was beginning to roll in again, and those great black slabs of granite had the formidable task of inhibiting the erosion along the beach, of impeding the flow and will of the Atlantic Ocean with its immeasurable tonnage and its mindless habit, centuries old, of taking or giving or regaining whatever it damn well pleased.
    Chapter 3.23 (77% in)
  • Mark was crouched in a classic boxer's stance, watching Otto's movements with that scowling and formidably embittered look that was a warning to strangers that he was not a man to be taken lightly.
    Chapter 3.24 (64% in)
  • Cain Gilbreath, with his thick, formidable body, was pursuing me with a grim intensity that frightened me more than anything had all night.
    Chapter 4.38 (57% in)
  • Stepping to the center of the room, saw out of the corner of my eye the figure of Mark massaging Pig's tense, formidable shoulders.
    Chapter 4.41 (39% in)

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