[ US /ˈdɔnt/ ]
[ UK /dˈɔːnt/ ]
  1. cause to lose courage
    dashed by the refusal
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How To Use daunt In A Sentence

  • She is daunted by the task ahead in the second of the six-part series. The Sun
  • The size of the task ahead is daunting. The Sun
  • Scores of jurors were quickly dismissed yesterday as the judge tackled the daunting task of finding an unbiased jury. Times, Sunday Times
  • Meantime, the challenges of being Rector of Dundee should not daunt Kelly, with her empathetic skills, campaigning experience and endless enthusiasm.
  • That daunting task was made worse by plentiful leanings, curves, twists and turns.
  • Once well-deserved celebrations waned, the daunting task of finding a space loomed large.
  • John Edwards says he's undaunted by John Kerry's commanding lead.
  • But the job can be daunting, unless that's a CEO, (or a mom skilled at color-coded chalkboards). Your friend is ill, what can you do?
  • Daunting as it nonetheless was, I was quite wrong to be so awed.
  • His poetry was his attempt to externalise that inner dialogue, but his obscurity of expression, as opposed to his expression of obscurity, provided a most daunting translative challenge.
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