THREAT


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AcronymDefinition
THREATThreat-Related Attrition System
THREATTargeting Homeland Security Resources Effectively Against Terrorism (Act)
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He was frighted even to the marrow, and was minded to give order for your instant enlargement, and that you be clothed in fine raiment and lodged as befitted one so great; but then came Merlin and spoiled all; for he persuaded the king that you are mad, and know not whereof you speak; and said your threat is but foolish- ness and idle vaporing.
growled my future host, searching the darkness beyond me in expectation of discovering Heathcliff; and then he indulged in a soliloquy of execrations, and threats of what he would have done had the 'fiend' deceived him.
This terrible threat caused the two women to fall off immediately.
The utmost concession to Dunstan about the horse began to seem easy, compared with the fulfilment of his own threat.
The saying conveyed a threat to be appreciated by every
He swore one of his deepest oaths, and was about to utter some threat corresponding in violence, when he was diverted from his purpose, partly by his own attendants, who gathered around him conjuring him to be patient, partly by a general exclamation of the crowd, uttered in loud applause of the spirited conduct of Cedric.
A canting, lie-loving, fact-hating, scribbling, chattering, wealth-hunting, pleasure-hunting, celebrity-hunting mob, that, having lost the fear of hell, and not replaced it by the love of justice, cares for nothing but the lion's share of the wealth wrung by threat of starvation from the hands of the classes that create it.
Through all this sneering talk, I was made to feel the threat of death that overhung me, and my cheeks burned and my heart beat painfully in my breast.
When Carlotta had finished thinking over the threat contained in the strange letter, she got up.
His continued life was I knew a threat against mine.
It includes, for instance,-- what is a command, a prayer, a statement, a threat, a question, an answer, and so forth.
De Wardes then saw that nothing could well be more seriously intended than the threat in question for the Bastile, even at that period, was already held in dread.