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But if he counted on daunting Miss Gabriel, he was mistaken.

There was an assurance about Silas Grangerson daunting in its simplicity and directness.

It was all very unsettling and, in this heat and loneliness, daunting.

She even thought that she could hear his steps upon the daunting stillness.

But to Horner the solemn sight was not daunting in the least.

The thing was uncanny; it was daunting and smacked of witchcraft.

They penetrated no deeper than the skin; but the shock was daunting, and they stung most viciously.

It was a daunting country and the gloom of its steamy forests was the shadow of death.

It was daunting to feel that lonely place alive with unseen watchers.

It was very cold and the darkness was daunting, but she tried to brace herself.

WORD ORIGIN

c.1300, "to vanquish," from Old French danter, variant of donter (12c., Modern French dompter) "be afraid of, fear, doubt; control, restrain," from Latin domitare, frequentative of domare "to tame" (see tame (v.)). Sense of "to intimidate" is from late 15c. Related: Daunted; daunting.

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