Thesaurus / threatens


The man who threatens with the shoulder is more passionate; but he is not the agent, he is passive.

He threatens to kill the young favorite; but Semiramis has resumed her ostentatious manner and music, and will not heed his words.

Stars of the OperaMabel Wagnalls

Your life will pass quietly and happily in some grateful retreat, all the happier for this storm that now threatens your peace.

ClemenceRetta Babcock

This situation is not one of conflict, but it threatens conflict.

Europe needs a bugbear, a watchword that threatens, a name that makes itself feared.

It gives light and heat to the children of God; but threatens destruction to their enemies.

In Milazzo the dance "threatens the existence of the bride," to cite an historian of the place.

It becomes a duty to deal with the method which leads to such results, and threatens to destroy all our missionary zeal.

A Tour of the MissionsAugustus Hopkins Strong

He threatens, should it not be improved, his Spirit shall no longer reprove and strive.

Yes, it threatens—the race, but it has its roots in the ages; it must be tackled cautiously.

The Place Beyond the WindsHarriet T. Comstock


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