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 Meanings and Examples of DAUNT
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daunt
 v.  frighten; abate the courage of; discourage
Classic Sentence: (16 in 2 pages)
1  With St. Paul, I acknowledge myself the chiefest of sinners; but I do not suffer this sense of my personal vileness to daunt me.
Jane Eyre By Charlotte Bronte
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXXIV
2  Don't be troubled, Meg, poverty seldom daunts a sincere lover.
Little Women By Louisa May Alcott
Get Context   In CHAPTER NINE
3  For the greatness of the undertaking quickly daunts them, and so obstructs their advance they break down at the very outset.
Discourses on the First Decade of Titus Livius By Niccolo Machiavelli
Get Context   In BOOK 1: CHAPTER LV.
4  The men-at-arms were daunted, for no armour seemed proof against the shot of this tremendous archer.
Ivanhoe By Walter Scott
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXXI
5  The two girls, therefore, were from an early age not the least daunted by either art or ideal politics.
Lady Chatterley's Lover By D H Lawrence
Get Context   In Chapter 1
6  It was a girl, and not to be daunted.
Lady Chatterley's Lover By D H Lawrence
Get Context   In Chapter 10
7  They were all daunted, daunted out of existence.
Lady Chatterley's Lover By D H Lawrence
Get Context   In Chapter 17
8  But the women were not daunted.
Lady Chatterley's Lover By D H Lawrence
Get Context   In Chapter 17
9  When they were all wearied out, and could tear and beat no longer, they dragged Oliver, struggling and shouting, but nothing daunted, into the dust-cellar, and there locked him up.
Oliver Twist By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In CHAPTER VI
10  A dim line of ancestors, in every variety of dress, from the Elizabethan knight to the buck of the Regency, stared down upon us and daunted us by their silent company.
The Hound of the Baskervilles By A. Conan Doyle
Get Context   In Chapter 6. Baskerville Hall
11  The Moffats were very fashionable, and simple Meg was rather daunted, at first, by the splendor of the house and the elegance of its occupants.
Little Women By Louisa May Alcott
Get Context   In CHAPTER NINE
12  Somewhat daunted by this reception, Jo hesitated on the threshold, murmuring in much embarrassment.
Little Women By Louisa May Alcott
Get Context   In CHAPTER THIRTY-FOUR
13  Somewhat daunted, Jo righted herself, spread her handkerchief over the devoted ribbons, and putting temptation behind her, hurried on, with increasing dampness about the ankles, and much clashing of umbrellas overhead.
Little Women By Louisa May Alcott
Get Context   In CHAPTER FORTY-SIX
14  The lion was daunted; the avenger was conquered.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 89. A Nocturnal Interview.
15  Under the fixed and inquiring gaze levelled at him from under those beautiful black eyebrows, he prudently turned away, and calmed himself immediately, daunted by the power of a resolute mind.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 95. Father and Daughter.
Example Sentence:
1  Other northern employers were shocked that ex-slaves refused to work in conditions that would not daunt a farmer in the North.
2  They were daunted by the amount of work still to be done.
3  He felt utterly daunted by the prospect of moving to another country.
4  I was rather daunted by the thought of addressing such an audience.
5  She was not at all daunted by the size of the problem.