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under threat

adverb as in under the gun

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From the above, it cannot be said that Oscar Pistorius did not entertain a genuine belief that he was under threat.

But also more worryingly, we have a Yazidi and Christian populations that are gravely under threat right now.

But cheering for a favorite team is quickly joining other rights under threat in Iran.

“Kandynce Jones was under threat of eviction by [Sterling] even though she had never missed a rent payment,” court papers say.

Later, La Toya would claim she made that statement under threat of violence from her abusive husband, Jack Gordon.

Ready money can save by discount obtained under threat of discontinuance of trade; a threat futile in the mouths of the poor.

She had seen him that night and, under threat of instant exposure, had promised to pay the sum required for silence.

For she insisted, under threat of cutting off supplies, that Betty should marry Cecil, and (so to speak) become a lady again.

The British vessel swept away, leaving Jack Jepson still on the schooner, but under threat of arrest.

If he caught Dyckman and Anita together in a compromising situation he could collect heavily under threat of exposure.


On this page you'll find 7 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to under threat, such as: at gunpoint, at knifepoint, in a hurry, pressured, under duress, and under pressure.

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