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redoubted

[ri-dou-tid] /rɪˈdaʊ tɪd/
adjective
1.
dreaded; formidable.
2.
respected; renowned.
Origin of redoubted
1375-1425
1375-1425; late Middle English, past participle of redouten to fear, dread. See redoubtable, -ed2
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  • I do not know if photography itself, their redoubted enemy, has even now ousted them from that last refuge.

    Ariadne Florentina John Ruskin
  • I gave Byron a beautiful dagger mounted with gold, which had been the property of the redoubted Elfi Bey.

  • Several of our people have been out fishing among the islands, and have neither seen nor heard of this redoubted pirate.

  • Amazed at his presumption was the redoubted knight, whom he had thus defied to mortal combat.

  • "I know that," said Beecher, half timidly; for no sooner in the redoubted presence than he began to tremble at his own temerity.

    Davenport Dunn, Volume 2 (of 2) Charles James Lever
  • Here, then, was the dwelling-place of that redoubted enemy of our house whom fate seemed to have ordained as our persecutor.

    Willing to Die Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu
  • "His redoubted name of 'Skimmer of the Seas' were warranty to force him from a sanctuary," returned Ludlow, smiling.

  • One of the old ballads relates an adventure with a stout tinker, who, among others, sought to capture the redoubted outlaw.

  • He used his strength to good or bad purpose, and was a redoubted fighter and bully, though good-natured withal.

    The Wits and Beaux of Society Grace Wharton and Philip Wharton
  • Mr. Menaida hesitated, but presently handed it to the redoubted Captain, with nervous twitches in his face.

    In the Roar of the Sea Sabine Baring-Gould

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