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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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Fife had rich coal deposits which helped power the nation and the bings towered majestically in the sky, some menacingly over local communities.
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.
30pm BBC One) WITH Sharon pouting menacingly at Ronnie and brandishing Carl's broken phone, this week's episodes are starting to feel worryingly like EastEnders has returned to the bad old days of BC (Before the Carters).
Shirt in," he said again, rather more menacingly this time.
He also sneaked into her house, menacingly switched photographs in frames and cut up her clothes.
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.
Try as hard as I could, I can't get rid of the Liverpool Ducks," he declared, before adding menacingly, "but they have been restricted to a service via Coburg Dock.
MELBOURNE: Roger Federer flattened his close buddy Stanislas Wawrinka 6-1 6-3 6-3 to move menacingly into the Australian Open semi-finals on Tuesday, showing scant regard for sentimentality.
The girl described how Jones followed her down Perth High Street into the Early Learning Centre, where he stared menacingly at her.
No Fit State roams menacingly and is the pick of an extended encore.