FORMIDABLE in a Sentence

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 Meanings and Examples of FORMIDABLE
Definition Example Sentence Classic Sentence
formidable
 a.  arousing fear; threatening; difficult to undertake or defeat
Classic Sentence: (92 in 7 pages)
1  There occur formidable hours in our civilization; there are moments when the penal laws decree a shipwreck.
Les Misérables (V1) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 2: CHAPTER VI—JEAN VALJEAN
2  The noise of the hinge rang in his ears with something of the piercing and formidable sound of the trump of the Day of Judgment.
Les Misérables (V1) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 2: CHAPTER XI—WHAT HE DOES
3  This voice, feeble at first, and which had proceeded from the most obscure depths of his conscience, had gradually become startling and formidable, and he now heard it in his very ear.
Les Misérables (V1) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 7: CHAPTER III—A TEMPEST IN A SKULL
4  Without himself suspecting the fact, Javert in his formidable happiness was to be pitied, as is every ignorant man who triumphs.
Les Misérables (V1) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 8: CHAPTER III—JAVERT SATISFIED
5  Then a formidable spectacle was seen.
Les Misérables (V2) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 1: CHAPTER IX—THE UNEXPECTED
6  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
Get Context   In BOOK 1: CHAPTER X—THE PLATEAU OF MONT-SAINT-JEAN
7  There, abandoned, vanquished, terrible, those gloomy squares endured their death-throes in formidable fashion.
Les Misérables (V2) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 1: CHAPTER XIV—THE LAST SQUARE
8  That formidable remnant had been annihilated; the Guard was dead.
Les Misérables (V2) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 1: CHAPTER XV—CAMBRONNE
9  This woman was a formidable creature who loved no one except her children, and who did not fear any one except her husband.
Les Misérables (V2) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 3: CHAPTER II—TWO COMPLETE PORTRAITS
10  The formidable neck and shoulders belonged to Javert.
Les Misérables (V2) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 4: CHAPTER V—A FIVE-FRANC PIECE FALLS ON THE GROUND AND PROD...
11  As soon as he had positively recognized Jean Valjean, the formidable convict, he perceived that there were only three of them, and he asked for reinforcements at the police station of the Rue de Pontoise.
Les Misérables (V2) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 5: CHAPTER X—WHICH EXPLAINS HOW JAVERT GOT ON THE SCENT
12  Another was never known in the convent except by the formidable noise which she made when she blew her nose.
Les Misérables (V2) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 6: CHAPTER VI—THE LITTLE CONVENT
13  This question has certain mysterious, almost formidable sides; may we be permitted to look at it fixedly.
Les Misérables (V2) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 7: CHAPTER III—ON WHAT CONDITIONS ONE CAN RESPECT THE PAST
14  Fauchelevent, who was illiterate but very sharp, understood that he had to deal with a formidable species of man, with a fine talker.
Les Misérables (V2) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 8: CHAPTER V—IT IS NOT NECESSARY TO BE DRUNK IN ORDER TO BE ...
15  The search for these "deaf things" among the stones is a joy of formidable nature.
Les Misérables (V3) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 1: CHAPTER II—SOME OF HIS PARTICULAR CHARACTERISTICS
Example Sentence:
1  We have a formidable task ahead of us.
2  The two players together make a formidable combination.
3  No government can be long secure without a formidable opposition.
4  Somehow the small but formidable woman fought her way through the crowd to reach her son.
5  An army of stags led by a lion would be more formidable than one of lions led by a stag.
6  The customer is faced with a formidable array of products.
7  She has a formidable list of qualifications.
8  She was once a political nonentity, but has since won a formidable reputation as a determined campaigner.
9  The head of the research section was a formidable old professor.
10  The task was a formidable one.
11  In debate he was a formidable opponent.
12  Yet school, which should have been a refuge, is also treacherous terrain for Matilda; its headmistress, is formidable, a fierce tyrannical monster who frightened the life out of pupils.
13  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.
14  What makes it even more formidable is that there is no vaccine yet for the disease though work is going on to develop one.