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  • verb Simple past tense and past participle of daunt.

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  • adjective caused to show discomposure


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  • Sir Harry, while curbing the military from any act of retaliation against the insults heaped on them,195 was not to be daunted from the line he had taken up, and with his usual energy devised arrangements for supplying Government servants with meat and bread.

    The Autobiography of Liuetenant-General Sir Harry Smith, Baronet of Aliwal on the Sutlej, G. C. B. 1903

  • I looked at her coldly; the torrent of her words was suddenly checked, something in my expression daunted her; she trembled and shrunk back.

    Vendetta: a story of one forgotten Marie Corelli 1889

  • Prag­mat­i­cally, if I’m not work­ing for a news orga­ni­za­tion, I’m daunted from the task of report­ing by the prospect of the ques­tion, “Who are you with?” or “Where is this going to go?”

    Nomenclature « Snarkmarket 2005

  • As a result, both sexes may, at times, feel a little daunted, which is what Rose is questioning.

    Elizabeth Buchan - An interview with author 2010

  • Sandra, 58, appears self-assured and articulate – she describes herself as "daunted" by what lies ahead – but she has poor literacy andhousehold budgeting skills, and freezes when faced by anything involving numbers.

    Elderly carers: how will the state cope when they are gone? 2010

  • Yesterday, Mr. Diller issued a statement saying IAC wouldn't be "daunted" by "a desperate sideshow designed to exert pressure on the board and management of IAC as they attempt to responsibly act in the best interest of their stockholders."

    A Not-So-Loving Triangle 2008

  • Mr Buchanan admits to being "daunted" and "excited" in equal measure by the challenges ahead.

    News round-up 2009

  • Isle of Wight Council leader Cllr David Pugh told the meeting he had been "daunted" by the responsibility of overseeing the masterplan to unpick the three-tier system, of which he was a product, but he believed the council had consulted fully and responded to public concern.

    Latest Isle of Wight News 2009

  • The remarks made by the 63-year-old, who has been Archbishop of Birmingham since 2000, came after he admitted "mixed emotions" about taking up his new role, saying that he was "daunted" by the task that lies ahead of him.

    The Guardian World News 2009

  • New York, Sept 3: Dusty Springfield kept her lesbianism under wraps by claiming that men were too 'daunted' by her success to wed, according to a book about the singer. News Feed 2008


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