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menace

(1) A threat of violence used to secure a contract. Such a contract can be set aside, just as a contract secured by duress. (2) A threat of violence to another, such as a trespasser. Some state statutes allow the use of force to protect one's home,but do not include the ability to menace another in order to protect one's home.

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Over 36 hours, the storm rested menacingly over the islands, closing airports as well as destroying communications and electrical infrastructure, according to the Ministry of Environment and Housing in Nassau.
EASTHAM Home Guard B are ending the year with lots of promise as they lead division one by three points with Lyceum 'F' menacingly breathing down their necks.
He then takes Jai captive, ties him up in a container out in a field and looms menacingly over him with a spade in his hands.
Sometimes you can hear their wings as they zoom past menacingly in search of prey.
Fife had rich coal deposits which helped power the nation and the bings towered majestically in the sky, some menacingly over local communities.
The sergeant honked his horn and yelled for the men to move, but they immediately became "confrontational." When they menacingly approached his vehicle, the sergeant explained to the two men that he didn't want trouble.
Dot is shaken by the news, no doubt remembering all those happy days when Nick would hatch plans to bump her off her before leering menacingly into the camera in time for the doof doof doofs.
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The book includes menacingly whimsical b&w illustrations by Miek van Dongen, a Dutch multimedia artist.
Flanked by his similarly dressed pals (all of them also waving guns around), Brown stares menacingly in the camera for the shot, taken in a parking lot in front of a sports car, Us magazine reported.
His pointless Channel 5 show is just a bad rehash of other series like MasterChef and Hell's Kitchen, with him reaching new heights of pantomime villainy as he struts around, menacingly brandishing a knife.
Jeanette McNicholas's black moved menacingly into second placeatthethirdbendandthen chaseddownBallycanewtoscore goingawayin28.34sec.