deter

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  • Perhaps they were written with the purpose of deterring boys running off to sea. Cited from Dick Cheveley, by W. H. G. Kingston
  • So far from being deterred by it, he was more than ever determined to act. Cited from The End Of The World, by Edward Eggleston
  • If their intelligence is poor, they are also less likely to be deterred.
  • My death, perhaps, may be useful in deterring others from following my example. Cited from Speeches from the Dock, Part I, by Various
  • They will not be deterred even by having to pay for it with their lives. Cited from The Ashiel mystery, by Mrs. Charles Bryce
  • But what he saw in his face deterred him from speaking. Cited from Gordon Keith, by Thomas Nelson Page
  • Only consideration for his little girls deterred him from such a course. Cited from The Book-Hunter, by John Hill Burton
  • He finished last but he was not deterred and believed he would enjoy more success in the future.
  • Even then they were not deterred from following the party, even up to the camp of the night before. Cited from The Explorers of Australia and their Life-work, by Ernest Favenc
  • You went back to the mine again, determined not to be deterred by what had happened. Cited from The Mystery of the Four Fingers, by Fred M. White
  • I think he wanted to say something, but the sight of my weakness deterred him. Cited from Esther, by Rosa Nouchette Carey
  • He would not be deterred, feeling, as he said, sure that he could do anything performed by another. Cited from Scenes in Switzerland, by American Tract Society
  • He was not deterred by her politics or a long-distance relationship.
  • At any rate he was not to be deterred from his project. Cited from Burned Bridges, by Bertrand W. Sinclair
  • He hoped that the film would deter others from the life of crime he had chosen.
  • Its cost and the risk of the mine having a short life deterred both the government and the company.
  • The fact deterred her for a second, but only for a second. Cited from Greatheart, by Ethel M. Dell
  • The distance and the trouble of getting there were not what deterred me. Cited from The New Penelope and Other Stories and Poems, by Frances Fuller Victor
  • High property prices pushed families out and deterred young people from moving in.
  • But there was another person near who was not so deterred. Cited from The Chief Legatee, by Anna Katharine Green
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Meaning of deter

  • verb Try to prevent; show opposition to
    We should discourage this practice among our youth