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Policemen on the show joke about prison riots, bomb threats, and the shooting of unarmed civilians.

These matters are not mere threats to abstract constitutional principles.

Those threats prompted Lozoya to move her family to California for a time until things cooled down, she said in an interview.

Where the force generating those threats is a widespread, self-sustaining, and virulent social movement?

Anyone who tries to draw attention to threats instead of quietly burying them is worsening the problem.

Mademoiselle had incontinently refused, and madame, to win her compliance, had resorted to threats.

Once in Paris, the fighting general's threats against the Clicheans were turned into deeds.

Then followed one of those grim, silent struggles, too deadly serious for oaths and threats.

Actual violence is not necessary to constitute cruelty, threats of violence with an intention to do bodily harm will suffice.

Audacious manDefies the threats of the avenging sea,And to new shores and to new stars repeatsThe same sad tale of infamy and woe.


On this page you'll find 21 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to threats, such as: peril, risk, blackmail, hazard, intimidation, and menace.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.