THREATEN in a Sentence

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 Meanings and Examples of THREATEN
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 v.  pose a threat to; present a danger to
Classic Sentence: (184 in 13 pages)
1  You have only got more than your share of the money, and make people work for you for two pounds a week, or threaten them with starvation.
Lady Chatterley's Lover By D H Lawrence
Context  Highlight   In Chapter 13
2  The front of the house was towards the heath and Rainbarrow, whose dark shape seemed to threaten it from the sky.
Return of the Native By Thomas Hardy
Context  Highlight   In BOOK 1: 5 Perplexity among Honest People
3  Good-bye, and be brave, for if you will do what I have told you, you may rest assured that we shall soon drive away the dangers that threaten you.
The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle
4  There is but one danger which can threaten us.
The Hound of the Baskervilles By Arthur Conan Doyle
Context  Highlight   In Chapter 12. Death on the Moor
5  They write to the wife, and threaten to come and expose her.
The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle
Context  Highlight   In III. The Adventure of The Yellow Face
6  Then my temper got the better of me, and I began to threaten her.
The Return of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle
7  It is possible that the Indians and stragglers of the enemy may intrude, in which case you will remind them of the terms of the capitulation, and threaten to report their conduct to Montcalm.
The Last of the Mohicans By James Fenimore Cooper
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER 17
8  I have known him to cut and slash the women's heads so horribly, that even master would be enraged at his cruelty, and would threaten to whip him if he did not mind himself.
The Narrative of the Life By Frederick Douglass
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER I
9  The former was heard to threaten the latter with informing his master of his whereabouts.
The Narrative of the Life By Frederick Douglass
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER XI
10  The landscape then ceased to threaten the youth.
The Red Badge of Courage By Stephen Crane
Context  Highlight   In Chapter 3
11  If his servants oppose me, I shall threaten them off with these pistols.
Wuthering Heights By Emily Bronte
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER XIV
12  It was a close, sultry day: devoid of sunshine, but with a sky too dappled and hazy to threaten rain: and our place of meeting had been fixed at the guide-stone, by the cross-roads.
Wuthering Heights By Emily Bronte
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER XXVI
13  But I lay you ain't a-goin to threaten nobody any more, Jim Turner.
Adventures of Huckleberry Finn By Mark Twain
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER XII.
14  I am surrounded by mountains of ice which admit of no escape and threaten every moment to crush my vessel.
Frankenstein By Mary Shelley
Context  Highlight   In Chapter 24
15  Nevertheless, when death and destitution threaten, a man must either do something or starve.
Dead Souls By Nikolai Gogol
Context  Highlight   In PART 2: CHAPTER IV
Example Sentence: (98 in 7 pages)
16  Management has threatened to lock out the workforce if they do not accept the proposed changes in working methods.
17  The government has threatened to take military action if the rebels do not withdraw from the area.
18  The African National Congress threatened to withdraw from the talks.
19  The arrival of this South American predator threatened the survival of native species.
20  The payment was made to avoid threatened litigation.
21  His father threatened to beat the boy if he stole again.
22  He was threatened with dismissal if he continued to turn up late for work.
23  The ruffian threatened to run his victim through if he did not hand over all his money.
24  Mass violence threatened to unsettle the very foundations of government.
25  Many writers, threatened with imprisonment, have defected to the West.
26  In industry, a worker who is grossly insubordinate is threatened with discharge.
27  Senator Seymour has threatened a filibuster to block the bill.
28  The director has threatened to give his resignation in to the Board.
29  Injury threatened to wreck his sporting career.
30  The church has been threatened with demolition for years.