It was meant as a threat, not a promise.
Patsy was still on the loose but she wasn't considered a threat to anyone.
Their threat is taught to us diplomats as an extreme negotiating tactic.
He desperately wants to eliminate what he sees as the only threat to his activities.
Andre was no threat to the others yet had a full vote on everything the Council did.
He's the only one who is a direct threat and that's due to our coming so close to getting him in the past.
She knew by their similar facial features they were brothers, and Romas's threat of hooking her up with one made her more self-conscious.
However, we feared no threat from either, nor did we feel they wished to identify us.
Specifically, a virus or bug passed to a pig is considered a huge threat in the medical community, because pigs can pass their diseases onto humans.
Bianca scrambled up, energized by the threat of staying in the creepy world.
Talon shoved her back into the valley with a snarled threat under his breath, and she hurried out of the trough again, breathing hard by the time she'd clambered twenty feet to the top.
His panther-like physique and tattoos gave him all the appearance of a threat, and yet, he'd fended off her blows with gentleness he didn't have to show.
She wasn't the threat the Watcher made her out to be.
Yully listened, breathless, to the strangers who vowed to protect her from a threat similar to her father.
It was far more important than the bet with the human, but Deidre couldn't help thinking about her deal and Darkyn's threat to reveal everything to Gabriel.
He'd been ignoring the extent of the power available from the souls for fear of violating the Code, which he now understood was not binding in the face of a threat like Darkyn.
While quiet, his words were meant as the threat she took them to be.
Or they'll soon realize the threat affects us all and be back.
You were no real threat to them without your nishani, but now, you can rally your people behind you with the promise of healing the planet.
A'Ran said nothing, aware his forefathers had never made a threat they didn't intend to execute.
The Qatwali warriors had looked her over in full light, as if to ensure she was no threat, then dismissed her with a look that said she ranked lower than the tarantula cat clinging to one wall.
Taran shifted at the threat of the underground.
Maybe Yancey would be more careful in the future about using the threat of bears as a method of keeping Lisa away from that building.
His instincts reacted to the threat before he was fully awake.
She backed away as he approached, feeling the threat without needing to see it on his face.
"Thank you," she managed, uncertain how to respond to a vague threat from a stranger.
He's not going to get her committed without a few miles of red tape but just the threat of a lockup could drag her back to old Virginia.
"Rendezvous threat camp," Brady said.
He was far enough away from the Sanctuary's fortress not to cause a threat to those there, so long as the two people buffering him stayed close.
There was no way she was sleeping tonight, even if she didn't feel any threat from the phantom.
Rhyn thought of Kiki, suspecting his brother went to Kris. He wondered who Kris sent after him to make sure he didn't follow through on his threat to confront Death. "We only have today," he said.
He's not a threat but a wanderer!
What threat is a blind man to you?
"I'm not so sure about that," snarled Dean, knowing full well his threat was empty.
In spite of the cloudy weather and the threat of rain, Dean ended the daylight hours listening to the hum of his bike tires on the country roads west of Parkside.
He was friendly enough, but no threat to anyone and no corporate climber.
Nerves made her movements clumsy while her mind sought some forgotten information about a threat great enough to rouse the Undersecretary and his staff in the middle of the night.
But I do not believe these technological leaps forward are a threat to good food.
They view individual liberty as a threat, new political ideas as subversion, and political opposition as treason.
The threat in his growl was apparent.