What does the word daunt mean?

Usage examples for daunt

  1. Now, if we are once interested in a story, small difficulties of speech or spelling will not readily daunt us in the time- honored pursuit of " what happens next"- certainly not if we know enough of our author to feel sure he will come to the point and tell us what happens next with the least possible palaver. – Adventures in Criticism by Sir Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch
  2. But the early morning hour did not daunt the young electrician; and when, after some delay, Mr. Bell came in, the two men rushed toward one another and regardless of everything else executed what Mr. Watson has since characterized as a war dance. – Ted and the Telephone by Sara Ware Bassett