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"Pilot, you will be responsible for this if my prisoners escape," said Mr. Grab menacingly.

He stared his tall visitor up and down critically, menacingly.

"There might be worse things for you to face," replied the man, menacingly.

And conditions throughout the summer of 1886 had been menacingly unfavorable.

Alfred cocked his revolver and menacingly pointed it at him.

Tom Long rose, and came at him menacingly, and Bob laughed in his face.

He said this menacingly, as if Max were one of those who kept him away.

The man looked hard at him for a few moments, but not menacingly.

“Get thee gone,” said the guard coming toward her menacingly.

That, he said menacingly, is a deliberate lie, Miss Janet Jordan!

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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