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synonyms for at knifepoint

  • at gunpoint
  • in a hurry
  • pressured
  • under duress
  • under pressure
  • under threat
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How to use at knifepoint in a sentence

Tressan was monstrous ill-at-ease, and his face lost a good deal of its habitual plethora of colour.
ST. MARTIN'S SUMMERRAFAEL SABATINI
A fellow rudely clad—a hybrid between man-at-arms and lackey—lounged on a musket to confront them in the gateway.
ST. MARTIN'S SUMMERRAFAEL SABATINI
And the Seneschal, moved by that confident promise of evil, threw himself before the men-at-arms.
ST. MARTIN'S SUMMERRAFAEL SABATINI
On the first day, a thousand English archers, supported by men-at-arms, attempted to draw the Scots.
KING ROBERT THE BRUCEA. F. MURISON
Belhaven made his escape to his own country, and was there beyond the reach of the Serjeant-at-Arms.
THE HISTORY OF ENGLAND FROM THE ACCESSION OF JAMES II.THOMAS BABINGTON MACAULAY
Her mother had been carried off by a Burgundian man-at-arms, and none knew what had become of her.
THE MERRIE TALES OF JACQUES TOURNEBROCHEANATOLE FRANCE
At the foot of the table the Norman men-at-arms were splashing their liquor, and roaring broad jests at the Greek serving-maids.
GOD WILLS IT!WILLIAM STEARNS DAVIS
It was made imperative that a serjeant-at-law or a king's counsel should sit to assist in the judgment.
THE HISTORY OF ENGLAND IN THREE VOLUMES, VOL.III.E. FARR AND E. H. NOLAN
Men-at-arms rushed away; but in neither the multitude nor the city found they Zeyneb.
GOD WILLS IT!WILLIAM STEARNS DAVIS
The heedless chatter of the ladies, the braying laughs of the men-at-arms, were a little chilled.
GOD WILLS IT!WILLIAM STEARNS DAVIS
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WORDS RELATED TO AT KNIFEPOINT

  • at gunpoint
  • at knifepoint
  • in a hurry
  • pressured
  • under duress
  • under pressure
  • under threat
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.