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- n. the state of being formidable
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. Formidableness.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The quality of being formidable; formidableness.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. impressive difficulty
In a context like modern Iraq or the ancient Near East, where disputes are often settled without recourse to police or law, "formidability" is a social asset.
In the New Year's message the prime minister laid out goals for 2011 in broad terms that include steps to help reignite Japan's economic formidability.
Their formidability lies not just in the fact that they have tons of money to buy political favor but that they constitute the very life blood of the growth based economy; they literally and figuratively fuel the engine of growth.
Fashion notes aside, all this analogizing is based on shaky history: its fans impute to the British Empire a formidability it never possessed.
Though her patriotic velour jog suit was quirky, her formidability was undeniable.
It increases formidability and, consequently, when I get angry, you pay more attention to my desires and less attention to your own.
Hillary hasn't shown any formidability since before the Obama hugfest in Unity.
Obama's stasis and Hillary's formidability was part of the focus of discussion on last Saturday's McLaughlin Group.
As much as he despised them, Karim had no illusions about their formidability.
Donald Barthelme was born in 1931, the namesake and eldest son of Donald Barthelme Senior, a Houston architect of distinction and renown and of formidability to his children, all of whom were gifted and successful and desired to please him.
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