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  • v. Simple past tense and past participle of deter.


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  • In turn, the United States will be deterred from the use of conventional forces in such a scenario.

    Stromata Blog:

  • Nor was Palin deterred by the fact she had five kids at home, including an infant with special needs.

    Palin talks about controversies and future with Oprah

  • As Alfred Nobel finally discerned, people are never deterred from the folly of war by the stark terror of it.

    Ralph J. Bunche - Nobel Lecture

  • They joined up to these Parties at a time when Commnunist Parties held down the whole of Eastern Europe and Russia by brute force AND threatened us with destruction unless we 'deterred' them with nuclear weapons.

    More crap from the 'Independent'

  • They would be "deterred" from ever beginning a nuclear war.

    Secretary of Defense Weinberger's Letter of August 23

  • (Syria), during which time she was "deterred" from writing her thesis by the Secret Police!! TravelStream? ? Recent Entries at

  • They've "deterred" an entire generation of teens, most everybody who's a real music fan, anybody interested in technological innovation, Internet-freedom advocates, public-domain advocates, etc. etc. at nauseum - from ever respecting, trusting, or valuing what they do ever again.

    p2pnet news

  • "deterred" by U.S. lawmakers 'forthcoming proclamation.


  • Trainees who exhibited “potential homosexual tendencies” could be “deterred from active participation” in gay sex by instructing them to redirect their sexual desires into a “‘heteroworship’ type of reaction.”

    A Renegade History of the United States

  • Potential readers should not be deterred by the vaguely Hallmarkish cover — and subtitle — of this book, both of which may be blamed on the publisher.

    The Pain of Elizabeth Edwards


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