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But Pee-wee was not to be deterred by sentiment and false hope.

It is the sober who are demoralised by it, and not the lawless who are deterred.

In hope that she would be deterred by exaggeration, he dwelt on the subject.

He determined, however, not to be deterred from going to the wedding.

These are the retributions of Heaven, and by such punishments men should be deterred.

The people were not going to be deterred by the Deemster's refusals.

The Parnellites are not to be deterred by mere idle clamour.

But I was not to be deterred, and would sign on again when it had been pumped out of me.

Of course they were not the stuff to be deterred by such warnings, but they became so at last.

Stout hearts in the party were not to be deterred from making the effort to proceed.

WORD ORIGIN

1570s, from Latin deterrere "to frighten from, discourage from," from de- "away" (see de-) + terrere "frighten" (see terrible). Deterrent is from 1829.

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