THREAT in a Sentence

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 Meanings and Examples of THREAT
Definition Example Sentence Classic Sentence
threat
 n.  a person or thing likely to cause damage or danger
 n.  declaration of an intention to inflict harm on another
Classic Sentence: (70 in 5 pages)
1  And here in this new country, safe from the twin perils of the land he had left--taxation that ate up crops and barns and the ever-present threat of sudden confiscation--he intended to have them.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER III
2  It was the threat of the convent that finally won the assent of bewildered and heartstricken Pierre Robillard.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER III
3  In fact, it was my threat to unbosom my conscience about them that got me out of jail.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXXVI
4  When Scarlett leased ten convicts, five for each of her mills, Archie made good his threat and refused to have anything further to do with her.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XLII
5  To Lily the intonation sounded like a threat.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 1: Chapter 9
6  Meanwhile the last moments of the performance seemed to gain an added brightness from the hovering threat of the curtain.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 2: Chapter 1
7  When she emerged on the pavement, the day was still high, but a threat of rain darkened the sky and cold gusts shook the signs projecting from the basement shops along the street.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 2: Chapter 11
8  He paused: and then pausing no more, made good his word, spite of Steelkilt's threat, whatever that might have been.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 54. The Town-Ho's Story.
9  It would be difficult to describe the expression with which Magua listened to this threat to follow.
The Last of the Mohicans By James Fenimore Cooper
Get Context   In CHAPTER 30
10  The youth, nevertheless, felt a threat.
The Red Badge of Courage By Stephen Crane
Get Context   In Chapter 16
11  What meaning was couched under this terrible threat, it is difficult to say; but certain it is that its awful indistinctness seemed to produce very little impression on the young sinners addressed.
Uncle Tom's Cabin By Harriet Beecher Stowe
Get Context   In CHAPTER IV
12  The threat that terrifies more than whipping or torture of any kind is the threat of being sent down river.
Uncle Tom's Cabin By Harriet Beecher Stowe
Get Context   In CHAPTER X
13  And she worked there one day, as we have described, to show how perfectly she scorned the threat.
Uncle Tom's Cabin By Harriet Beecher Stowe
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXXV
14  The dash was more fear-inspiring than any threat could have been.
A Study In Scarlet By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In PART II: CHAPTER IV. A FLIGHT FOR LIFE
15  With this threat he left his turret, and carried to the hall of the castle his unwonted intelligence, that a holy friar stood before the gate and demanded instant admission.
Ivanhoe By Walter Scott
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXVI
Example Sentence: (118 in 8 pages)
16  His action was interpreted as constituting a threat to the community.
17  UN troops intervened to avert a threat of violent conflict.
18  The conflict is becoming a threat to stability in the region.
19  His position as leader will be under threat at a party congress due next month.
20  It is claimed that current levels of pesticide do not pose a threat to health.
21  They were intimidated into accepting a pay cut by the threat of losing their jobs.
22  Despite the threat of war, people went about their work as usual.
23  Drug abuse poses a major threat to the fabric of our society.
24  The threat of global warming will eventually force the US to slow down its energy consumption.
25  The threat of litigation can be a deciding factor in some business decisions.
26  The ultimatum contained the threat of military force.
27  The threat of legal action will be enough to put the wind up them.
28  But in order to maintain a credible threat of intervention, we have to maintain a credible alliance.
29  Separatist movements are a threat to the integrity of the nation.
30  This constitutes a threat to national security.