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synonyms for threats

  • blackmail
  • hazard
  • intimidation
  • menace
  • peril
  • risk
  • bluff
  • commination
  • fix
  • foreboding
  • foreshadowing
  • fulmination
  • impendence
  • omen
  • portent
  • presage
  • thunder
  • writing on the wall
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antonyms for threats

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  • certainty
  • safety
  • surety
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How to use threats in a sentence

Mademoiselle had incontinently refused, and madame, to win her compliance, had resorted to threats.
ST. MARTIN'S SUMMERRAFAEL SABATINI
Once in Paris, the fighting general's threats against the Clicheans were turned into deeds.
NAPOLEON'S MARSHALSR. P. DUNN-PATTISON
Then followed one of those grim, silent struggles, too deadly serious for oaths and threats.
HOODED DETECTIVE, VOLUME III NO. 2, JANUARY, 1942VARIOUS
Actual violence is not necessary to constitute cruelty, threats of violence with an intention to do bodily harm will suffice.
PUTNAM'S HANDY LAW BOOK FOR THE LAYMANALBERT SIDNEY BOLLES
Audacious manDefies the threats of the avenging sea,And to new shores and to new stars repeatsThe same sad tale of infamy and woe.
THE POEMS OF GIACOMO LEOPARDIGIACOMO LEOPARDI
Luckily, the time fixed for the revolution passed over, without the populace fulfilling its threats.
A WOMAN'S JOURNEY ROUND THE WORLDIDA PFEIFFER
Open insults and threats were offered by the rebel soldiery whenever opportunity afforded.
PORTRAIT AND BIOGRAPHY OF PARSON BROWNLOW, THE TENNESSEE PATRIOTWILLIAM GANNAWAY BROWNLOW
He was immediately cast into prison, and alternate threats and promises were employed to induce him to apostatize.
MARY, HELP OF CHRISTIANSVARIOUS
But threats of reporting to headquarters prevailed, and one by one the coins dropped and jingled in his hand.
JAFFERYWILLIAM J. LOCKE
Finding that threats were of no avail, he tried to induce the old man to say all he knew by the promise of rewards.
DIGBY HEATHCOTEW.H.G. KINGSTON
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