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 Meanings and Examples of DETER
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 v.  keep from; stop; prevent or discourage from acting
Classic Sentence:
1  My child," exclaimed the old lady sharply, "let us hear none of the conventional objections that deter weak minds from preparing for the future.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 72. Madame de Saint-Meran.
2  His pride, in that direction, may be of service, if not to himself, to many others, for it must only deter him from such foul misconduct as I have suffered by.
Pride and Prejudice By Jane Austen
Get Context   In Chapter 41
3  Denisov had two hundred, and Dolokhov might have as many more, but the disparity of numbers did not deter Denisov.
War and Peace(V5) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In BOOK 14: CHAPTER III
4  But the fear that the horse might be captured and the money taken from Pork deterred them.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
5  Often she was tempted to tell Martha that the child must be kept at home, but somehow the memory of his foolish, happy face deterred her.
My Antonia By Willa Cather
Get Context   In BOOK 2. The Hired Girls: VII
6  Nothing deterred by the smallness of his audience, which, in truth, consisted only of the discontented scout, he raised his voice, commencing and ending the sacred song without accident or interruption of any kind.
The Last of the Mohicans By James Fenimore Cooper
Get Context   In CHAPTER 12
7  He immediately began to talk to Drummle: not at all deterred by his replying in his heavy reticent way, but apparently led on by it to screw discourse out of him.
Great Expectations By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In Chapter XXVI
8  But, when peace was refused him, no fear of defeat deterred him from battle, being resolved either to conquer, if conquer he might, or if he must fall, to fall gloriously.
Discourses on the First Decade of Titus Livius By Niccolo Machiavelli
Get Context   In BOOK 2: CHAPTER XXVII.
9  The swift punishment which invariably follows these horrible crimes doubtless acts as a deterring effect upon the Negroes in that immediate neighborhood for a short time.
Southern Horrors By Ida B. Wells-Barnett
Get Context   In V
Example Sentence:
1  Supporters of the death penalty argue that it would deter criminals from carrying guns.
2  These measures are designed to deter an enemy attack.
3  The alarm is usually sufficient to deter a would-be thief.
4  Never deter till tomorrow that which you can do today.
5  He hopes a charge would not deter people from enjoying this great invention.
6  The swimmers said the dolphins were extremely agitated and repeatedly slapped the water with their tails, presumably to try to deter the predator as it cruised nearby.
7  Amongst the ideas already mooted; vehicles which are lighter and more aerodynamic and therefore consume less fuel or imposing a surcharge on some of the larger cars and vans in order to deter people from buying them.
8  The company's financial difficulties have deterred potential investors.