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  • adj. Not formidable.


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un- +‎ formidable


  • Granted, this let everyone see how unformidable my jaw was, but that was less damaging than covering it up with a beard and thus encouraging them to assume it was even less dominant-looking than it actually is.

    Al Gore shaves off his beard

  • There's Kent Hewitt (ph), a very unformidable-looking man.

    An Army at Dawn: The War in North Africa, 1942-1943

  • Big Jack Barry, the man who remained cold and unruffled in vital physical crises, met this second encounter with a very unformidable girl in different manner from the first.

    Gold Out of Celebes

  • That unformidable young person being only seventeen, of course looked upon him as a mere boy, and her chaffing manner was not at all to the Colonel's taste, whose attention was drawn to it by an expressive glance from Miss Prosody; so he telegraphed to his wife, who soon signalled her female following from the room.

    Bluebell A Novel

  • Then, too, though Eradicate was old, he was strong and he still held the long handle of the whitewash brush, no unformidable weapon.

    Tom Swift in the City of Gold, or, Marvelous Adventures Underground

  • They heard me with attentive, even sympathetic, countenances; but by and by the face of Lord Humphrey brightened as he saw a not unformidable rival thus jockeyed from the field; and when I had ended, Gerald rose and with an oath struck his open palm upon the table.

    Gallantry Dizain des Fetes Galantes

  • Had Brasshay only caught him then, in that period of reaction, he would have found him unformidable as of old; but Brasshay did not know.

    King John of Jingalo The Story of a Monarch in Difficulties

  • It was not in the exquisite mildness of the old Marquise, a little gray-haired bunch of a woman in dowdy mourning, or in the small neat presence of the priestly uncle, the Abbe who had so obviously just stepped down from one of the picture-frames overhead: it was not in the aspect of these chief protagonists, so outwardly unformidable, that Durham read an occult danger to his friend.

    Madame de Treymes.

  • At sight of a junior, even so unformidable a junior as Viola Vincent, poor little Lobelia


  • A skilled antiquary would probably pronounce it to be the headstone of a favourite dog's grave; and I am inclined to think that we have here a not unformidable rival of the celebrated

    Vanishing England


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