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  • verb Simple past tense and past participle of menace.
  • adjective subject to menaces; threatened


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  • I don't buy that being chased or menaced is a daily occurrence for Erica or anyone else in the least.

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  • Perhaps “Now the land is once again menaced by the shadow of fear.”

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  • A disruption of the Federal Union, heretofore only menaced, is now formidably attempted.

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  • It is alleged that at various addresses - including a McDonald's restaurant in the city's Argyle Street - he "menaced" the man by sending a text claiming to be Miss Shah's abductors and making threats to kill Mr Shah and his wife unless he followed instructions.

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  • Practically alone in the world, save for Billy, it was her life, and his, and their mutual love-life, that was menaced.


  • While they philosophized about it he was living it, placing the strong hand of his race firmly on the shoulders of the lesser breeds that laboured on Berande or menaced it from afar.

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  • Mugridge menaced with the knife he was sharpening for me.

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  • The same sort of spell is woven by this story, loosely based on real events, of eight Christian monks menaced by Islamic terrorists in the Algeria of the 1990s.

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  • Newfoundland and half Hudson Bay, stood over the body of the man that lay on the trail, and menaced Morganson with bristling hair and bared fangs.


  • His intellect, and the craft thereof, favored the slow and cautious meeting with the thing that menaced and which he could not see.

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  • If I had a great deal to do I had still more to think about, and the moment came when my occupations were gravely menaced by my thoughts.

    --Henry James, 1896, The Way it Came

    November 19, 2009