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threaten

threaten Sentence Examples

  • to threaten him with a hundred strokes of the halberd.

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  • Did he threaten you?

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  • Let the thunder rumble; what if it threaten ruin to farmers' crops?

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  • Did he touch you or threaten you in any way?

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  • It seemed to threaten the very foundations of religion itself.

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  • Jonny didn't threaten you, did he?

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  • The walls will hold, and as Rissa knows, Memon's forces are not yet large enough to threaten us.

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  • The purpose was to decrease the floods which sometimes threaten to entirely submerge the city.

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  • "You're not going to threaten me about losing this one?" she asked after a pause.

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  • seemed to threaten their interests.

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  • Celestine did not dare so much as to threaten him with excommunication.

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  • He also wasn't going to let anyone else threaten his blood monkey.

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  • and threaten, unless checked, to be pressed farther inland and silt up the' whole Haff.

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  • He explained how an army, ninety thousand strong, was to threaten Prussia so as to bring her out of her neutrality and draw her into the war; how part of that army was to join some Swedish forces at Stralsund; how two hundred and twenty thousand Austrians, with a hundred thousand Russians, were to operate in Italy and on the Rhine; how fifty thousand Russians and as many English were to land at Naples, and how a total force of five hundred thousand men was to attack the French from different sides.

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  • Elizabeth sent old Randolph to threaten and plead, but Lennox and James Stewart were too powerful.

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  • In reality those Powers were far more occupied with the Polish and Eastern questions than with the affairs of France; and the declaration of Pilnitz, drawn up by the sovereigns of Austria and Prussia, which appeared to threaten France with intervention, was recognized by all well-informed persons to be "a loud-sounding nothing."

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  • We may shmuck around the facts a little and lie when we threaten him but we're still the good guys, remember?

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  • "Rissa has Sirian imprisoned, but his loyal followers have overtaken the northern entrance and threaten to allow our enemies in if he is not released," Hilden said.

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  • While he must beware of hasty speech, he has often to plead that new knowledge does not really threaten faith; or that it is not genuinely established knowledge at all; or else, that faith has mistaken its own grounds, and will gain strength by concentrating on its true field.

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  • In various churches the dead are anointed with holy oil, to guard them against the vampires or ghouls which ever threaten to take possession of dead bodies and live in them.

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  • Their chief ground of criticizing the proposed measures was that they would threaten the unity of the Bohemian country.'

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  • He'll rid the planet of anything that comes from the immortal world to threaten us.

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  • Meanwhile the failure to come to terms with Charles and provide a settlement appeared to threaten a general anarchy.

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  • The insurgents, however, continued to threaten the town, and their position was bombarded by the international fleet (21st February).

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  • 41UT6V, plant), comprises our knowledge of the symptoms, course, causes and remedies of the maladies which threaten the life of plants, or which result in abnormalities of structure that are regarded, whether directly injurious or not to life, as unsightly or undesirable.

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  • He went so far as to threaten to resign his commission if the president disregarded his protest.

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  • Cicero, therefore, was fully aware of the danger which would threaten himself from his execution of the Catilinarian conspirators.

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  • On the 23rd of May Prince Napoleon, with a French army corps, landed at Leghorn, his avowed object being to threaten the Austrian flank; and in June these troops, together with a Tuscan contingent, departed for Lombardy.

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  • The Edomites, who had been almost extirpated by David in the valley of Salt, south of the Dead Sea, were now strong enough to seek revenge; and the powerful kingdom of Damascus, whose foundation is ascribed to this period, began to threaten Israel on the north and north-east.

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  • Just as in Italy the common weal of the different republics which were crowded within the limited area of the peninsula required that no one of them should become so powerful as to threaten the independence of the others, so western Europe had a similar danger to counteract.

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  • Finally he was forced to an open protest, which he caused to be inscribed on the journals, but the action of Capo d'Istria in reading to the assembled Italian ministers, who were by no means reconciled to the large claims implied in the Austrian intervention, a declaration in which as the result of the "intimate union established by solemn acts between all the European powers" the Russian emperor offered to the allies "the aid of his arms, should new revolutions threaten new dangers," an attempt to revive that idea of a "universal union" based on the Holy Alliance against which Great Britain had consistently protested.

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  • Yet there were elements of weakness in his character which his short life only half revealed: an impetuosity which made him twice threaten to take his own life; a superstitious vein which impelled him to consult oracles and shrink from bad omens; an amiable dilettantism which led him to travel in Egypt while his enemy was plotting his ruin; a want of nerve and resolution which prevented him from coming to an open rupture with Piso till it was too late.

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  • This sketch of an enormous subject shuws us that the pathology of plants is a special department of the study of variations which threaten injury to the plant, and passes imperceptibly into the study of variations in general.

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  • seemed to threaten its independence it was transferred to Bologna (March 1547) and not long afterwards suspended (Sept.

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  • The latter early in August lay near Murfreesboro, covering Nashville, but the Confederate general did not intend to threaten that place.

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  • She could not marry Philip II., but she held out hopes to more than one of his Austrian cousins whenever France or Mary Stuart seemed to threaten; and later she encouraged two French princes when Philip had lost patience with Elizabeth and made Mary Stuart his protegee.

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  • The prophetic teaching had indeed produced a profound effect; to the party of reaction, as the persecution under Manasseh shows, it seemed to threaten to subvert all society; and we can still measure the range and depth of its influence in the literary remains of the period from Isaiah to the captivity, which include Micah vi.

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  • The Turks occupied Sheikh `Othman, but were unable to threaten Aden itself.

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  • It is the supreme duty, therefore, of all states to place some limit on these increasing armaments, and find some means of averting the calamities which threaten the whole world."

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  • In the Catholic districts the Centre had become absolutely master, except so far as the Socialists threaten their position.

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  • The recklessly wasteful manner in which these fisheries are conducted, and the inadequate measures taken by the United States government for their protection, threaten the entire industry with destruction.

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  • Austrian feeling strongly supported the monarch in his determination to defend the unity of the army, and the conflict gradually acquired an intensity that appeared to threaten the very existence of the dual system.

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  • Ali's authority in the great part of the peninsula subject to him now overshadowed that of the sultan; and Mahmud II., whose whole policy had been directed to destroying the overgrown power of the provincial pashas, began to seek a pretext for overthrowing the Lion of Iannina,whose all-devouring ambition seemed to threaten his own throne.

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  • reunited the kirk and the nobles by threatening, or seeming to threaten, to resume or impair these gifts, and also by his favour towards the universally detested bishops (1625-1629).

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  • Charles drove on the bishops, who better understood the situation, and he sent the half-hearted Hamilton to negotiate and threaten in Edinburgh, where the Covenanters were blockading the castle.

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  • the renewal of the struggle between emperor and pope dovetailed with a fresh outbreak of the war with the cities, who feared lest an imperial triumph over the church would likewise threaten their independence.

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  • On the 19th of July 1669 Louvois, Louis XIV.'s minister, writes to Saint-Mars at Pignerol that he is sending him "le nomme Eustache Dauger" (Dauger, D'Angers - the spelling is doubtful),' whom it is of the last importance to keep with special closeness; Saint-Mars is to threaten him with death if he speaks about anything except his actual needs.

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  • We despair of saving the colony from those evils which threaten it by the turbulent and dishonest conduct of vagrants, who are allowed to infest the country in every part; nor do we see any prospect of peace or happiness for our children in a country thus distracted by internal commotions.

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  • His next step was to demand the surrender of Mithradates and to threaten Tigranes with war in the event of refusal.

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  • He regarded the treaty of Unkiar Skelessi which Russia extorted from the Porte in 1832, when she came to the relief of the sultan after the battle of Konieh, with great jealousy; and, when the power of Mehemet Ali in Egypt appeared to threaten the existence of the Ottoman dynasty, he succeeded in effecting a combination of all the powers,who signed the celebrated collective note of the 27th of July 1839, pledging them to maintain the independence and integrity of the Turkish Empire as a security for the peace of Europe.

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  • In 1733 a revival of religion began in Northampton, and reached such intensity in the winter of 1734 and the following spring as to threaten the business of the town.

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  • of Denmark, who had seized the opportunity to threaten the city (1712), was bought off with a ransom of 246,000 Reichsthaler.

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  • Through an orifice in the outlet pipe (which is closed during the distillation by a loose plug) a hot iron rod can be introduced from time to time to clear away any solid zinc that may threaten to obstruct it.

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  • The estrangement between the eastern and western courts had in 407 become so bitter as to threaten civil war, and Stilicho was actually proposing to use the arms of Alaric in order to enforce the claims of Honorius to the prefecture of Illyricum.

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  • In their conceptions a single social imperfection assumed such portentous dimensions that it seemed to overcloud the whole heaven and threaten the world with ruin.

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  • As to the future of the Church in the United States, all Catholics feel, with their latest historian, that " the Catholic Church is in accord with Christ's revelation, with American liberty, and is the strongest power for the preservation of the Republic from the new social dangers that threaten the United States as well as the whole civilized world.

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  • Don't threaten me, Lori.

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  • It was feared that the heresy, if suffered to make headway, would spread like wildfire among the ignorant Russian peasantry, and Archbishop Nikon was sent to Athos to threaten the recalcitrant brethren with severe temporal and eternal penalties should they remain obstinate.

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  • About this time, however, the introduction of cheap corn from Russia began to threaten them, and it was in 1879 that, probably to a great extent influenced by Bismarck, they are first to be found among those who ask for protection.

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  • Still the garrison was disheartened; but Colonel Stoddarts arrival on the 11th of August to threaten the shah with British intervention put a stop to further action.

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  • He also wasn't going to let the Dark One hurt or threaten or even talk to his mate ever again.

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  • On Egypt Rome depended for its supplies of corn; entrenched there, a revolting general would be difficult to attack, and by simply holding back the grain ships could threaten.

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  • This, though once the predominant industry, has been surpassed by the deep-sea fisheries, which derived a great impetus from beam-trawling, introduced in 1882, and steam line fishing in 1889, and threaten to rival if not to eclipse those of Grimsby.

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  • The alliance between pope, emperor and French king induced Henry to acquiesce in Cromwells scheme for a political understanding with Cleves and the Schmalkaldic League, which might threaten Charles V.s position in Germany and the Netherlands, but could not be of much direct advantage to England.

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  • and its rejection led to a crisis which seemed at one time to threaten the good relations between the two houses of parliament.

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  • They proceeded to tax the American colonists, to interpose vexatiously against their trade, to threaten the liberty of the subject at home by general warrants, and to stifle the liberty of public discussion by prosecutions of the press.

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  • Archias lost his temper, and began to threaten.

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  • But this stability of the Roman peace had barely been realized when events began to threaten it both from within and without.

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  • A few weeks later a French force under Prince Napoleon landed in Tuscany to threaten Austria's flank, but in the meanwhile the emperor Napoleon made peace with Austria and agreed to the restoration of Leopold and other Italian princes.

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  • Force was met with force; the Circumcelliones, bands of fugitive slaves and vagrant (circum cellas) peasants, attached themselves to the Donatists, and their violence reached such a height as to threaten civil war.

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  • For Spain its immediate effect was to threaten a great increase of the difficulties of the government, by the immigration of the whole mass of religious congregations expelled from Portugal by one of the first acts of the new rgime.

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  • The place where the acropolis was entered was believed to have been overlooked by the mythical Meles when he carried the lion round his fortress to make it invulnerable; it was really a path opened by one of the landslips, which have reduced the sandstone cliff of the acropolis to a mere shell, and threaten to carry it altogether into the plain below.

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  • The Council had only thought the Anshan rulers barbaric enough to threaten to blow up the only source of ore.

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  • A short while later he returned, but only to threaten Roy with the police.

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  • A number poor artificers are up In arms and threaten to avenge their wrongs.

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  • Cavendish rejected atomism in 1655 because it might level the hierarchical order in which she believed; it could also threaten political stability.

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  • Well, I am, and eating bagels doesn't really threaten that.

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  • His former boss Frank Lynch has threaten to sue West Midlands Police over the issue.

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  • busybody of the other busybodies which threaten the hegemony of a superpower.

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  • I will not cackle and threaten to start an unstoppable chain reaction that will split the earth in two.

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  • The immigration component will, we think, increasingly threaten social cohesion.

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  • These will not much help us to put out the burning social questions that threaten a general conflagration.

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  • Violation of these rules could gravely harm the cooperation that GENUKI is obtaining from many information providers, and hence threaten its whole future.

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  • Some non-profit charitable corporations threaten boycotts and then ask for and get grants from targeted companies.

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  • Her employers allegedly threaten her with voodoo curses to keep her under control.

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  • The extreme force needed to produce such a bending deformation would certainly threaten the integrity of the glass itself.

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  • demarcation of the border threaten peace.

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  • It simply cannot overcome the selfish desires of its own citizens, even when those desires threaten to destroy the whole king- Dom.

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  • Your landlord will be considered to be harrassing you if they threaten to physically evict you or throw out your belongings.

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  • As time wore on United showed signs of being affected by their midweek exertions and Hearts began to threaten again as a result.

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  • April 2002 State of disaster declared as worsening food shortages threaten famine.

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  • Invasive organisms, pests and diseases threaten food and agricultural systems and critical terrestrial, freshwater and marine ecosystems and environmental services.

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  • And whenever things threaten to disappear up their own fundament, director Michael Cabot skilfully nudges humor into the fore.

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  • All my mother had to do to keep me in check was to threaten to ground me from going to the boxing gym.

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  • harass, abuse or threaten other members.

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  • harm the cooperation that GENUKI is obtaining from many information providers, and hence threaten its whole future.

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  • hateful manner, and will not harrass, threaten, nor attack anyone.

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  • Or any of the other busybodies which threaten the hegemony of a superpower.

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  • These tend to merge into an enlarging, horseshoe-shaped bare slope which may threaten to reduce the dune to an eroded hummock.

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  • The out-of-bounds grounds of the old icehouse threaten the stray drive over the Point Road.

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  • We are convinced, however, that if it is immoral to use these weapons it is also immoral to threaten their use.

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  • incoherent with rage and threaten to sue, of course.

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  • The clergy at Waterford threaten to lay an interdict on every town that allows the Ormond Peace to be proclaimed.

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  • Their seemingly irreconcilable dreams threaten to tear them apart... .

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  • Many poor countries are powerless to stop a flood of cheap food imports, which threaten farmers ' livelihoods.

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  • midweek exertions and Hearts began to threaten again as a result.

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  • Mink attacks threaten water voles - Water voles in parts of East Yorkshire are being targeted by gangs of wild American mink attacks threaten water voles - Water voles in parts of East Yorkshire are being targeted by gangs of wild American mink.

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  • monopoly on truth seems to threaten us.

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  • The demands of the state budget have become so monstrous that they threaten to devour the peasant with all his land and products.

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  • As these masts spread northwards through Scotland they will threaten more and more of our mountain landscapes.

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  • obtaining from many information providers, and hence threaten its whole future.

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  • ozone holes were thought to threaten the oceans ' plankton.

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  • We do not agree that direct elections to the second chamber would threaten the primacy of the House of Commons.

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  • But nothing is allowed to threaten the right of the beef producers to carry on producing.

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  • quantify the specific uncertainties that threaten success.

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  • Moscow worries that separatism inside Russia and radical Islamic movements beyond their borders might threaten stability in Southern Russia.

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  • Predictably, Max gathered snow from mom's car to create a large snowball to take into the house to threaten his sister with.

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  • But technologies of connectivity can threaten stability and community.

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  • surface-to-surface missiles into the southern zone to threaten Kuwait, he said.

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  • threaten the viability of the lower limb, particularly in diabetics.

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  • threaten the integrity of the service, can a parasitic form of competition make inroads.

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  • threaten to sue West Midlands Police over the issue.

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  • threaten to resign before they give you what you're worth?

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  • unifybe the evil forces unified, Shall threaten to destroy life Making the universe terrified.

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  • The very minor problem of Y2K was sufficiently widespread to threaten to disrupt much or all of this.

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  • Firstly, he doubted whether the allies were strong enough to attack the Quadrilateral, for he saw the defects of his own armys organization; secondly, he began to fear intervention by Prussia, whose attitude appeared menacing; thirdly, although really anxious to expel the Austrians from Italy, he did not wish to create a too powerful Italian state at the foot of the Alps, which, besides constituting a potential danger to France, might threaten the popes temporal power, and Napoleon believed that he could not stand without the clerical vote; fourthly, the war had been declared against the wishes of the great majority of Frenchmen and was even now far from popular.

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  • She, along with her son, was escorted into Austria by Count von Neipperg, and refused to comply with the entreaties and commands of Napoleon to proceed to Elba; and her alienation from him was completed when he ventured to threaten her with a forcible abduction if she did not obey.

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  • At present it serves no other purpose than to increase the floods which periodically turn Bagdad into an island city, and sometimes threaten to overwhelm the dikes which protect it and to submerge it entirely.

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  • In spite of the perpetuation of all the old abuses and the continual appearance of new devices for increasing the papal revenue; in spite of the jealousy of kings and princes, the attacks of legists and the preaching of the heretics; in spite of seventy years of exile from the holy city, forty years of distracting schism and discord, and thirty years of conflict with stately oecumenical councils deliberating in the name of the Holy Spirit and intent upon permanently limiting the papal prerogatives; in spite of the unworthy conduct of some of those who ascended the papal throne, their flagrant political ambitions, and their greed; in spite of the spread of knowledge, old and new, the development of historical criticism, and philosophical speculation; in spite, in short, of every danger which could threaten the papal monarchy, it was still intact when Leo X.

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  • The persistent hostility of Venice is partially attributable to her constant fear lest Louis should inherit the crown of Naples and thus threaten her trade and her sea-power from two sides simultaneously.

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  • Lutheranism began to run so strongly in Denmark as to threaten to whirl away every opposing obstacle.

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  • But I cannot forget that in the sky of India, serene as it is, a small cloud may arise, no larger than a man's hand, but which, growing larger and larger, may at last threaten to burst and overwhelm us with ruin."

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  • In 1892-1893, when the Populists elected the governor and the Senate, and the Republicans (as the courts eventually determined) the House of Representatives, political passion was so high as to threaten armed conflicts in the capital.

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  • They will learn to identify and quantify the specific uncertainties that threaten success.

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  • Predictably, Max gathered snow from mom 's car to create a large snowball to take into the house to threaten his sister with.

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  • Iraq, for instance, recently moved new surface-to-surface missiles into the southern zone to threaten Kuwait, he said.

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  • Threaten to make your roommate walk the plank if he/she does n't swab the deck.

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  • This happens just as clan wars threaten to destroy her adoptive family and magical beings terrorize the countryside.

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  • Occlusive disease and the resulting ischemia threaten the viability of the lower limb, particularly in diabetics.

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  • Only by artificial means, which threaten the integrity of the service, can a parasitic form of competition make inroads.

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  • What type of a company do you work for if you have to threaten to resign before they give you what you 're worth?

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  • Maybe the evil forces unified, Shall threaten to destroy life Making the universe terrified.

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  • A short while later he returned but only to threaten Roy with the police.

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  • Most of the time, they start out by sending you letters that threaten further action if you don't pay your debt.

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  • Collection agencies may not allow collectors to threaten customers or make false statements that might scare the customer into making payments.

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  • The collector cannot threaten to take legal action unless they legally can, and are planning to, take the action.

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  • For instance, collectors can only call you between the hours of 8 a.m. and 9 p.m. and they cannot threaten you or use abusive language.

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  • Don't harass, stalk or threaten to harm your spouse.

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  • People who have been victims of domestic abuse may fear that their partner may threaten their life after a divorce.

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  • Chemicals released in this process are said to threaten reproductive systems as well as health in general.

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  • Changing climatic conditions threaten water, air, food, and other supplies that are essential for the preservation of all life on the planet.

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  • Not only does this mean less water for drinking, but a lack of water will threaten food production.

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  • Debt collectors can't threaten: Debt collectors cannot garnish your wages, nor can they take over your back account.

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  • Do I bargain with or threaten a drinker in the hope that I can change his/her behavior?

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  • Her late night partying with pals Paris Hilton and Nicole Richie caused her to miss work for the film Georgia Rule, which prompted the movie's production company to threaten her with a lawsuit.

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  • These wardrobe items come with a stereotype that may threaten your child's popularity on the playground.

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  • Rogue Waves: Hazardously large waves, inclement weather, hurricanes, and other unpleasant conditions may threaten to cause cruise ship tilt, flooding, or swamping.

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  • Do not hit or threaten your dog becaus this will only serve to make matters worse.

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  • They might not threaten you physically, but the frustration caused in your relationship with them is enough of a reason to pull the plug on the prank.

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  • Like businesses, a school should have an emergency health and safety plan to deal with unexpected situations that threaten the security of pupils and staff, or have the potential to interrupt normal operations.

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  • Evil forces threaten the land, and you seek to put a stop to it.

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  • Stop the mysterious Dark Aliens who threaten the planet.

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  • This procedure is performed whenever abnormal conditions complicate labor and vaginal delivery that threaten the life or health of the mother or the baby.

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  • The HSV-1 virus can cause ocular herpes, a serious eye infection affecting the cornea (the clear window) of the eye, which can threaten vision and needs immediate medical attention and treatment.

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  • Although complications from paralysis, hydrocephaly, Chiari II malformation, and urinary tract deterioration threaten the well-being of the survivors, the outlook for normal intellectual function is good.

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  • Some pit vipers carry potent venom that can threaten the brain and spinal cord.

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  • Cases of PCS can be a strain and threaten family stability.

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  • During this anger stage, parents often threaten or abuse the child or try to force them to change.

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  • Never threaten children by telling them they will get a shot.

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  • They do not threaten human or animal health until the spores encounter an environment that favors growth.

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  • They may threaten to harm themselves if made to go to school.

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  • Of course, if you do allow your child to make paper weapons, you should be sure that she or he does not take them to school or even pretend to threaten another person with them.

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  • Prevent the shooting or trapping of endangered animals that threaten the local livestock.

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  • Also, don't write about trying to smuggle things in to them, help them get in touch with other prisoners or threaten violence.

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  • Don't let your jealousy threaten the possibility of have a loving relationship with a guy who is a wonderful father.

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  • Hence, you can't run around the course without making sure your prized nine irons are safely tucked away, sheltered from harsh oxidizing environmental factors that can ultimately threaten your game.

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  • When scorned by a lover, he literally is forced to uproot a long tunnel of emotions which can threaten his entire psychological condition.

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  • Cancer will give a sympathetic ear to a co-worker as long as the problem doesn't threaten him and his job security.

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  • Do not threaten, bully or otherwise lose the professional tone of your missive.

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  • Emotional eaters will eat normally and may not look as if they are overweight -- until the emotions threaten to reveal themselves.

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  • This happens when strong emotions threaten to overwhelm them, their brains short-circuit and force them to eat to dull the pain.

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  • I still threaten to buy some for my boyfriend.

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  • Throughout the season, Buffy faced off challenges that threaten Dawn particularly a hellish god like being named Glory.

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  • That is until other blood-thirsty vampires come to town and threaten to take away the one human that Edward has fallen in love with.

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  • Distant figures on the fringe of the galaxy, the remnants of the Emperor's machinations threaten them.

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  • Epidemics of plagues and diseases threaten the fabric of society, ripping it apart and forcing man to struggle with basic survival.

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  • And that's where automated social bookmarking tools take aim and threaten, at times, to ruin the whole system.

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