nothing daunted

nothing daunted

Without worry, apprehension, or discouragement. Primarily heard in UK, Australia. He's really struggled with maths, but he keeps studying and working hard at it, nothing daunted.
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nothing daunted

without having been made fearful or apprehensive.
This use of nothing to mean ‘not at all’ is now archaic and is almost always found either in this phrase or in nothing loath below.
1992 Robert Black Orkney: A Place of Safety? Nothing daunted, the committee members set to.
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nothing ˈdaunted

(British English, formal) confident about something difficult that you have to do: Nothing daunted, the people set about rebuilding their homes after the fire.
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References in classic literature ?
'But he was nothing daunted. He painted his face brown and black, drew his cap well over his face, and knocked at the door.
But, nothing daunted, he jumped to his feet and cried:
When they were all wearied out, and could tear and beat no longer, they dragged Oliver, struggling and shouting, but nothing daunted, into the dust-cellar, and there locked him up.
After this the enchanted axe cut off my arms, one after the other; but, nothing daunted, I had them replaced with tin ones.
Nothing daunted, Anne proceeded onward to the church alone.
She was as uncivil to him as sweet Cecily could be to anyone, but the gallant Cyrus was nothing daunted. He laid determined siege to Cecily's young heart by all the methods known to love-lorn swains.
Nothing daunted, her companion talked on for several minutes, then excused himself and went away.
"Even so," returned the stranger, nothing daunted by this cold reception; "I have tarried at 'Edward' a week, and I should be dumb not to have inquired the road I was to journey; and if dumb there would be an end to my calling." After simpering in a small way, like one whose modesty prohibited a more open expression of his admiration of a witticism that was perfectly unintelligible to his hearers, he continued, "It is not prudent for any one of my profession to be too familiar with those he has to instruct; for which reason I follow not the line of the army; besides which, I conclude that a gentleman of your character has the best judgment in matters of wayfaring; I have, therefore, decided to join company, in order that the ride may be made agreeable, and partake of social communion."
'"What now!" replied the baron, nothing daunted by his hollow voice and lustreless eyes.
Nothing daunted by this reception, he clung tight to his opponent, and bit and hammered away with such good-will and heartiness, that it was at least a couple of minutes before he was dislodged.
But Polly was used to him now, and, nothing daunted, took a look at the grimy page in the middle of which Tom had stuck.
Nothing daunted, he approached his man once more, but this time with more caution than before.
Twice he measured his length upon the grass, but nothing daunted him.
Nothing daunted, French director Julien Landais has tackled the book for his feature debut after making a handful of shorts and doing a decade of commercials and music videos.
Nothing daunted, the ladies battled to take a close doubles 3/1.
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