He picked up a menacing looking tool.
She growled in a deep, menacing voice.
He cultivated good relations with England, in view doubtless of Russia's menacing attitude.
Still more menacing became the political situation on the outbreak of the French Revolution.
It was a weary and famished, but still a fighting and menacing army.
Xander's menacing growl came from low in his chest.
His behaviour to his wife continued to be brutal and menacing, and he went on as before offending the national sentiment of the Russian people.
Now, mostly bound to its banks by ice, the river looked much less menacing as it wound its way downward.
The ancient cannon, which look seaward, wear a very menacing expression; but I doubt if there is any unkindness in their rusty old hearts.
Contemporaneously other events were menacing the ascendancy and exhausting the treasury of the republic. In 1453 Constantinople fell to the Ottoman Turks, and although Venice entered at once into treaty with the new power and desired to trade with it, not to fight with it, yet it was impossible that her possessions in the Levant and the archipelago should not eventually bring her into collision with the expanding energy of the Mussulman.
As he approached the Kremlin he even began to avoid being crushed and resolutely stuck out his elbows in a menacing way.
who, as the ally of Charles the Bold, was menacing the coast of Normandy.
Their constant aim was to shake off Polish suzerainty, and in 1520-21 their menacing attitude compelled Sigismund to take up arms against them.
the situation was menacing enough, but, to the surprise and joy of all, Tomaso Parentucelli, cardinal of Bologna, was elected without disturbance, as Pope Nicholas V.
Bonaparte's adjutant rode full gallop with this menacing letter to Murat.
But the French had just before bombarded Algiers and Tripoli, even menacing Chios (Scio), where some pirates had put in with French captives; and the mediation of France was not very actively exercised.
As if this action had some mysterious and menacing significance, the workmen surrounding the publican paused in indecision.
5) emphasizing the fact that the national defence was purely constitutional, and menacing all who might be led astray from this standpoint by republican aspirations.
And when relations with America were becoming critical and menacing in consequence of the depredations committed on American commerce by vessels issuing from British ports, he brought the question before the House of Commons in a series of speeches of rare clearness and force.
They attacked a party of sepoys within the frontier, and seized and carried off British subjects, while at all points their troops, moving in large bodies, assumed the most menacing positions.
21, 1793), Sweden, in the hope of obtaining considerable subsidies, recognized the new French republic; and secret negotiations for contracting an alliance were actually begun in May of the same year, till the menacing protests of Catherine, supported as they were by all the other European powers, finally induced Sweden to suspend them.
His measures were supported by Disraeli, who understood that Protection must bend to the menacing poverty of the time, though unprepared for total abolition of the corn tax and strongly of opinion that it was not for Peel to abolish it.
13 1920, with Rumania April 23 1921), positive in so far as it aimed at the establishment and maintenance of peace, security and normal economic conditions in central Europe, and defensive in so far as it was directed against all attempts at reaction menacing the existence of the new states.
This courageous offer, made at a time when the situation in France was so menacing, was never forgotten by the Allies, though declined for the moment on purely military grounds.
Whilst the authors of all these evils were idly and stupidly gazing on this menacing meteor, which darkened all their horizon, it suddenly burst, and poured down the whole of its contents upon the plains of the Carnatic."
Until July he was engaged in a series of skilful operations directed to menacing the British islands while he avoided being brought to battle by Rodney.
In 1578 he was created baron of Clogher and earl of Clanconnell for life; but on the outbreak of rebellion in Munster his attitude again became menacing, and for the next few years he continued to intrigue against the English authorities.
With these may be named the demon lantern-bearers, so perfect in the grotesque treatment of the diabolical heads and the accurate anatomical forms of the sturdy body and limbs; the colossal temple guardians of the great gate of Tdai-ji, by Unkei and Kwaikei (11th century), somewhat conventionalized, but still bearing evidence of direct study from nature, and inspired with intense energy of action; and the smaller but more accurately modelled temple guardians in the Saikondo, Nara, which almost compare with the fighting gladiator in their realization of menacing strength.
Private envy and public misconceptions very soon summed up her excessive unpopularity in the menacing nickname, LAutrichienne.
The mob and some of the soldiers became menacing in their attitude towards the prisoners, so that it was deemed advisable to convey them to one or other of the Berlin prisons.
But Mahmud had by this time heard of his asylum at the court of the caliph, and wrote a letter menacing his liege lord, and demanding the surrender of the poet.
A certain section of the press, not in the Transvaal only, preaches openly and constantly the doctrine of a republic embracing all South Africa, and supports it by menacing references to the armaments of the Transvaal, its alliance with the Orange Free State, and the active sympathy which, in case of war, it would receive from a section of Her Majesty's subjects.
Drooping in spirit and closing their eyes before the menacing cloud of death that overhung them, they dared not look life in the face.
Even more menacing to the kings prosperity was the news that another squadron had appeared off the coast of Wales, and landed stores and succours for Glendower, who had now conquered the whole principality save a few isolated fortresses.
Rumours of this gigantic scheme reached Constantinople, and as Catherine's menacing attitude left little doubt as to her aggressive intentions the Porte presented an ultimatum and finally declared war (1787).
This was followed up by a whole series of menacing rescripts addressed by Peter to the court of Vienna, in which war was threatened unless Austria instantly complied with all the demands of the king of Prussia.
Malcolm the Maiden, before his early death in 1165, had put down the menacing power of Somerled, lord of the Isles, a chief apparently of mixed Celtic and Scandinavian blood, the founder of the great clan of Macdonald, whose chiefs, the lords of the Isles, were almost royal; Malcolm also subdued the Celts of Galloway, sometimes called Picts, but at this time Gaelic in speech.
The Caps had short shrift, and the joint note which the Russian, Prussian and Danish ministers presented to the estates protesting, in menacing terms, against any " reprisals " on the part of the triumphant faction, only hastened the fall of the government.
This was a return to the old Capet policy; but it was also menacing to many interests, and sure to arouse energetic resistance.
The pope's negotiations with Henry's representative evoked a bitter and menacing protest and a categorical demand for the performance of promises.
The rebels now handled their bows in a menacing fashion, but at the critical moment the young king with great presence of mind and courage spurred his horse into the open, crying, "Sirs, will you shoot your king?
But menacing briefs poured in from Rome; the pope had read one of Savonarola's recent sermons on Exodus; the city itself was threatened with interdict, and the Florentine ambassador could barely obtain a short delay.
You weren't at all menacing.
The sultan, who himself had had no share in the victory, advanced after it from Mansura to FriskUr, where his conduct became menacing to the amirs who had raised him to the throne, and to Shajar al-durr; she in revenge organized an attack upon him which was successful, fire, water, and steel contributing to his end.
The pan-Islamic press, allowed full licence by the Cairo authorities, spread abroad rumours that the Egyptian government intended to construct fortifications in the Sinai peninsula with the design of menacing the railway, under construction by Turkey, from Damascus to Mecca.
The menacing attitude of the Volunteer Convention at Dungannon greatly influenced the decision of the government in 1782 to resist the agitation no longer.
He formed the bold design of combining the Irish Catholic millions, under the superintendence of the native priesthood, into a vast league against the existing order of things, and of wresting the concession of the Catholic claims from every opposing party in the state by an agitation, continually kept up, and embracing almost the whole of the people, but maintained within constitutional limits, though menacing and shaking the frame of society.
Cetywayo's attitude became menacing; he allowed a minor chief to make raids into the Transvaal, and seized natives within the Natal border.
For a time Bela was equally fortunate in the north-west, where the ambitious and enterprising Piemyslidae had erected a new Bohemian empire which absorbed the territories of the old Babenbergers and was very menacing to Hungary.
The provinces were unsettled, the barbarians on the borders restless and menacing, and Hadrian wisely judged that the old limits of Augustus afforded the most defensible frontier.
In the Italian expedition of 1494 he commanded the vanguard of the royal army, occupied Genoa, and remained in the north of Italy, menacing Milan, on which he was already dreaming of asserting his rights.
The United States government in September offered its good offices, but President Castro refused them, and the state of affairs became gradually more menacing.
Africa was menacing.
His menacing growl chilled her more than any of the others'.
Oddly, the sound seemed more melancholy than menacing.
airy-fairy art-pop and are about as menacing as a Kinder Surprise egg.
gaole atmosphere was highly charged and menacing and the witch of Penley was committed to the common jail.
Somehow, we've gotten lost in a forest inhabited by goblins, spooky tho not actually menacing.
In late 2009, Sheen was arrested for domestic violence and charged with menacing, assault, and criminal mischief.
On Christmas Day 2009, Sheen was arrested and charged with felony menacing, third-degree assault and criminal mischief when police were called to the home he shared with Mueller.
Check out their Dead Stroke line, featuring black tees with intimidating graphics that will make his game that much tougher and menacing.
There are cheats for all kinds of things - skipping levels, giving you skills and possessions you never earned, making you invulnerable or terribly weak, and making in-game characters look distorted or menacing, to name but a few.
The enemy, however, is much more menacing and bold; running away around corners only to charge back teeth bared with a raised bayonet when I let my guard down; hiding effectively and flanking at the perfect time.
The Terminator machines look menacing as you try to take them out with various weapons.
Including a more menacing fairy into a motorcycle tattoo design lends a certain appeal to bikers.
It must have been composed in a time of natural gloom and depression, after Yahweh's anger had been provoked by "a very froward generation," certainly not before the Assyrian Empire had loomed up against the political horizon, aggressive and menacing.
Solid and menacing, the man across from her was staring at her as if trying to determine if she was edible.
Taking a menacing step toward him, Jackson growled, "You think?"
This cataclysmic eruption may have been triggered by a menacing flyby, perhaps of a planet in a long period orbit around our sun.
Lethal Vehicles - Gamers control menacing Battle Walkers that stalk the land and futuristic gunships that patrol the skies.
menace have the menacing tone of an unknown quantity.
menaceheat from the living mass rose in waves of steam and drifted up into the menacing clouds.
Beyond the walls of Aven, the ravage wilderness is teaming with menacing and powerful creatures.
Furthermore, because of these tunnels, the "head of the snake" is typically not available to you until they are nearly at the menacing skull.
Dark colors such as black and jewel tones of deep red, blue and green create a spooky, menacing aura for your creature of the night.
Kids use the computer mouse to move their hooks and try to catch fish, while at the same time avoiding the menacing shark that stealthily moves through the waters.
Weaver plays a man driving across the country and minding his own business when he is suddenly beset by a menacing truck; the driver of which seems intent on killing him at all costs.
Less magical and ethereal than either Chinese or Japanese dragons, Western dragons (taken from the beliefs of the Middle Ages) were far more likely to be ferocious and menacing.
An evil fairy atop a motorcycle, glaring into the distance, gives off a menacing feel.
The closing theme, It's Over, takes on a less menacing tone and makes for a satisfying conclusion.
The are often caught in in thought casting a menacing look across the stark landscape, or wielding a sword or sitting on their steed.
looking menacing themselves, however, especially down the right-hand side.
menace, the deep menacing shadow of huge cliffs swallows mine.
menaceout Goldfinger or some other suitably menacing character, James Bond would be deadly dull.
menacein the stifling, menacing atmosphere in which Melanie finds herself there is another dark, unspoken theme.
We then remembered that children's fairy tales at that time were very menacing - Grimm's fairly tales were horrifying and extremely moralistic.
Presumably it seemed necessary to assert them in the face of menacing figures like myself.
Justin didn't realize that his new menacing appearance was the cause of his sad plight.
At a loss, he stood towering over Duva trying to look menacing.
Life with the Yorkshiremen always carried menacing undertones and Everton were on a short fuse, fully wound up and all ready to go.
As the men were evidently determined to oppose any attempt at landing, a musket was discharged between them, in the hope that they would be frightened by the noise, but it produced no effect beyond causing one of them to drop his bundle of spears, of which, however, he immediately repossessed himself, and with his comrade resumed the same menacing attitude.
For a time Bela was equally fortunate in the north-west,where the ambitious and enterprising Piemyslidae had erected a new Bohemian empire which absorbed the territories of the old Babenbergers and was very menacing to Hungary.
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.
A menacing letter was despatched by Sunderland to shake the firmness of the university; but, though humble and respectful explanations were returned, the university showed no sign of compliance, nor even of a desire to suggest a compromise.
And the birches with their light and shade, the curly clouds, the smoke of the campfires, and all that was around him changed and seemed terrible and menacing.
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