Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • With a threat or menace; in a threatening manner.

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  • adverb In a threatening manner.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adverb in a menacing manner

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Examples

  • At the same moment the nearest iron bar was shoved in threateningly close to Alphonso, who shifted his yellow eyes from Michael to the bar and back again and did not strike out.

    CHAPTER XXIX

  • At the same moment the nearest iron bar was shoved in threateningly close to Alphonso, who shifted his yellow eyes from

    Chapter 29

  • To the accompanying activists, one called threateningly, "You in the blue shirt - be careful!".

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  • To the accompanying activists, one called threateningly, "You in the blue shirt - be careful!".

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  • "Stop laughing!" he warned her, waving his sword threateningly ... or at least in a manner that he imagined was threatening.

    Darkness of the Light

  • Glory brandished the sword threateningly, gripping the hilt tightly.

    The Warslayer

  • One of the two thickly muscled guards who had been duped by Simna stepped forward, holding his heavy sword threateningly out in front of him.

    Into the Thinking Kingdoms

  • One of the two thickly muscled guards who had been duped by Simna stepped forward, holding his heavy sword threateningly out in front of him.

    Into the Thinking Kingdoms

  • He turned swiftly, favoring his injured leg, lifting the longsword threateningly -- then relaxed, grinning.

    Conan

  • Young General So drew his sword threateningly, and told him that they must stay and see it through.

    Korea's Fight for Freedom

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