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 Sentences of formidable
a. arousing fear; threatening; difficult to undertake or defeat
What makes it even more formidable is that there is no vaccine yet for the disease though work is going on to develop one.
It was the latest stage in Race Across America, a coast-to-coast relay bicycle marathon through deserts, mountains and plains that is one of the most formidable endurance events in the world.
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I remember that I thought to myself, as I eyed him, that I had seldom seen a more powerfully built man; and his dark sunburned face bore an expression of determination and energy which was as formidable as his personal strength.
A Study In Scarlet By Arthur Conan Doyle Context
This also was opened, and led down a flight of winding stone steps, which terminated at another formidable gate.
The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle Context
But I cared a great deal for the much more formidable person who was behind him, the bosom friend of Moriarty, the man who dropped the rocks over the cliff, the most cunning and dangerous criminal in London.
The Return of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle Context
Chekmar held in leash three formidable wolfhounds, who had, however, grown fat like their master and his horse.
War and Peace(V3) By Leo Tolstoy Context
In this plight, and with a strong consciousness of it, I waited to introduce myself to, and make my first impression on, my formidable aunt.
David Copperfield By Charles Dickens Context
Soon after dark they all three got in and started; the learned dog (a formidable creature) already pinning Bitzer with his eye, and sticking close to the wheel on his side, that he might be ready for him in the event of his showing the slightest disposition to alight.
Hard Times By Charles Dickens Context
For had they, as they might easily have done, deprived him of the weapons which made him formidable, they could then have withstood him in all the councils, and in all public deliberations, without either being suspected or feared.
Discourses on the First Decade of Titus Livius By Niccolo Machiavelli Context
He looked so swarthy and formidable and the heavy muscles in his shoulders swelled against his white linen coat in a way that frightened her.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche Context
It would have been no difficult thing for Cedric, had he been so disposed, to have placed himself at the head of a third party, as formidable at least as any of the others.
Ivanhoe By Walter Scott Context
He was himself vigorous and formidable; he armed himself with his staff, made a shield of his knapsack, and made his way out of the kennel in the best way he could, not without enlarging the rents in his rags.
Les Misérables (V1) By Victor Hugo Context
The cuirassiers quitted the cavalry to return to the infantry; or, to put it more exactly, the whole of that formidable rout collared each other without releasing the other.
Les Misérables (V2) By Victor Hugo Context