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The attitude in which he rested his menaced eyes was profoundly meditative.

He was menaced by this thing in the very sources of his existence.

Out of his puniness and fright he challenged and menaced the whole wide world.

Neither did the blot with which the birth of my grandfather was menaced affect me much.

She would have urged him gently, even then, but he menaced her with his chain.

Posnania was menaced by an agrarian strike, but a settlement has been reached.

For the moment, however, Germany was neither attacked nor menaced.

He found his menaced life extremely difficult to get through.

He ordered the two men to come up on board and menaced them with his revolver.

Both were dead: it was De Boer with whom we were menaced now.

WORD ORIGIN

c.1300, "declaration of hostile intent," also "act of threatening," from Old French menace "menace, threat" (9c.), from Vulgar Latin minacia "threat, menace" (also source of Spanish amenaza, Italian minaccia), singular of Latin minaciæ "threatening things," from minax (genitive minacis) "threatening," from minari "threaten, jut, project," from minæ "threats, projecting points," from PIE root *men- (2) "to project." Applied to persons from 1936.

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