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synonyms for under pressure

  • at gunpoint
  • at knifepoint
  • in a hurry
  • pressured
  • under duress
  • under threat
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How to use under pressure in a sentence

Under the one-sixth they appear as slender, highly refractive fibers with double contour and, often, curled or split ends.
A MANUAL OF CLINICAL DIAGNOSISJAMES CAMPBELL TODD
The Pontellier and Ratignolle compartments adjoined one another under the same roof.
THE AWAKENING AND SELECTED SHORT STORIESKATE CHOPIN
He held it, but it was without pressure; without recognizance of the delight with which he once grasped it.
THE PASTOR'S FIRE-SIDE VOL. 3 OF 4JANE PORTER
The Majesty on high has a colony and a people on earth, which otherwise is under the supremacy of the Evil One.
SOLOMON AND SOLOMONIC LITERATUREMONCURE DANIEL CONWAY
Poor Squinty ran and tried to hide under the straw, for he knew the boy was talking about him.
SQUINTY THE COMICAL PIGRICHARD BARNUM
For several months he remained under a political cloud, charged with incompetency to quell the Philippine Rebellion.
THE PHILIPPINE ISLANDSJOHN FOREMAN
Under so many savage blows, the labouring mountains brought forth Turks.
GALLIPOLI DIARY, VOLUME IIAN HAMILTON
Under the internal pressure his whiskers stood on end and his face grew red.
THE BONDBOYGEORGE W. (GEORGE WASHINGTON) OGDEN
We are apt to think of these little ones as doing right only when under compulsion: but this is far from the truth.
CHILDREN'S WAYSJAMES SULLY
The seed of discontent was again germinating under the duplicity of the Spanish lay and clerical authorities.
THE PHILIPPINE ISLANDSJOHN FOREMAN
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WORDS RELATED TO UNDER PRESSURE

  • at gunpoint
  • at knifepoint
  • in a hurry
  • pressured
  • under duress
  • under pressure
  • under threat
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.