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Word: menace

Definition: threat; V: threaten


Sentences Containing 'menace'

But, the suppressed manner had enough of menace in it not visible and presented, but indistinct and withheld to alarm Lucie into saying, as she laid her appealing hand on Madame Defarge's dress:``You will be good to my poor husband.
The vast quantity of milk consumed by young and old, sick and well, makes the use of formaldehyde a serious menace to health, because no constitution can endure the injury done by the constant use of preservatives.
This oath was no longer a vain menace; for the fastest sailer in the Mediterranean would have been unable to overtake the little tartan, that with every stitch of canvas set was flying before the wind to Leghorn.
In that earnest look might be read a deep reproach, as well as a terrible menace.
Is it not experience, which renders a dog apprehensive of pain, when you menace him, or lift up the whip to beat him?
With his disengaged hand he made a menace of striking me, and then looked at me from head to foot.
And brave as he might be, it was that sort of bravery chiefly, visible in some intrepid men, which, while generally abiding firm in the conflict with seas, or winds, or whales, or any of the ordinary irrational horrors of the world, yet cannot withstand those more terrific, because more spiritual terrors, which sometimes menace you from the concentrating brow of an enraged and mighty man.

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