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Definition of Menace

  • The show of an intention to inflict evil; a threat or threatening; indication of a probable evil or catastrophe to come.
  • To express or show an intention to inflict, or to hold out a prospect of inflicting, evil or injury upon; to threaten; -- usually followed by with before the harm threatened; as, to menace a country with war.
  • To threaten, as an evil to be inflicted.
  • To act in threatening manner; to wear a threatening aspect.
  • a threat or the act of threatening
  • something that is a source of danger
  • act in a threatening manner
  • express a threat either by an utterance or a gesture
  • pose a threat to; present a danger to

How to use menace in a sentence. Menace pronunciation.

He had no recourse, as has been said, to either threats or menaces, for it was to his wife's reason that he appealed; and her consent was entirely voluntary.
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An interview with her husband's married sister proved so unsatisfactory to Ada, that she had recourse to her familiar weapons, rage, insult, and menace; with the result that she was forcibly removed, and made a scandal in the quiet street.
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M. de Camors might have committed this base action under the menace of some great danger to save the fortune, the honor, probably the life of Madame de Campvallon.
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Not that we should lightly use this word Providence, and suspend over M. de Camors a menace of supernatural chastisement.
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The repeated menaces of Madame de Campvallon against the life of Madame de Camors, the passionate and unbridled character of this woman, soon presented itself to his thoughts, suggested this mysterious pursuit, and awakened these frightful suspicions.
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This latter class of journalists were a menace to the army, a disgrace to their profession, and a blot upon humanity.
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These are inevitably destructive and a menace and hindrance to a nation’s life,—even as it is recorded in the Torah and confirmed in history that when the Jews became fettered by empty forms and imitations the wrath of God became manifest.
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And, as she smoothed down the sheet of blotting-paper over the manuscript, she braced herself to resist Katharine, whose presence struck her, not merely by its force, as usual, but as something in the nature of a menace.
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Leaving her daughter to cogitate the theory of Anne Hathaway's sonnets, and the buried manuscripts here referred to, with the implied menace to the safety of the heart of civilization itself, she briskly shut the door of her taxi-cab, and was whirled off upon the first stage of her pilgrimage.
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Preparations were now made for a still more vigorous, systematic, and general assault, and a force was sent across the river to menace the city from that side.
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Calhoun himself maintained that the Compromise Tariff of 1833 was due to the resistance which his State had made, but he also felt that the Force Bill with which Congress had backed up the President was a standing menace, and, as usual with him, he looked forward to impending dangers.
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The subject is receiving most serious consideration, and encouraging progress is already making in the direction of their general and industrial training: but they are fast increasing; their labor is a necessity; and they must be educated to citizenship, both in mind and in morals, or the fairest portion of our country will find their presence a continuous menace to peace and prosperity.
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Under the huge camphor tree where the cobra had risen in its horrid menace before the frightened girl, a dark figure waited till a man glided to his side.
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There was no seeming menace, however, in Anstruther's wearied air of perfunctory courtesy.
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The revolution of 1789, which had drawn upon France the menaces of Catharine, had opened to Volney a political career.
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Auspiciously as the new life seemed to have begun, the closeness with which their expenses were matching their income was an ever-present menace.
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But, with him or away from him, at every instant there was the sense of that other real William Siddall-a shadowy menace full of terror.
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There was no anger in his voice, no menace either open or covert; simply finality-the last word of the man who had made himself feared and secure in the mining-camps where the equation of personal courage is straightway applied to every situation.
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A menace of this kind, to have been properly met, should have been answered from the eighteen pounders of Fort Johnson.
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The British vessels, meanwhile, became more than ever troublesome, and, carrying out the menace of Captain Thornborough, proceeded to the seizure of all vessels within their reach, whether going from or returning to the port.
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Examples of Menace

Example #1
I repeat that there was no violence on the part of the Emperor; but there was courage, resignation, and submission on that of the Empress.
Example #2
But it was by most gentle means, and with every mark of tender consideration, that he strove to bring the Empress to this painful sacrifice.
Example #3
Then she consulted men of law, and found one who encouraged her to sue for restitution of conjugal rights.
Example #4
She remembered that Peachey had relatives at Canterbury, and after a troublesome search succeeded in her purpose.
Example #5
This, though a poor excuse in the mother's eyes, still was an extenuation.
Example #6
When her thoughts plunged into this dread mystery, they never approached the truth.