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129 adjectives to describe « menacing »

129 adjectives to describe « menacing »

  • For six months the stronghold had withstood assault, remaining a constant menace in the rear of the Russian advance in Galicia.
  • Among other things, Judas Maccabaeus attacked the citadel or tower on Mount Zion, overlooking the Temple, in which a large garrison of the enemy had long been stationed, and which was a perpetual menace.
  • The war of 1870 gave France the impulsive manifestations of La Commune in exactly the same manner as war gave rise in Germany during the first months after the armistice to a violent revolutionary crisis, overcome not without difficulty and still representing a grave menace.
  • HOWARD, JANET M. The insect menace.
  • Not that specialization was objectionable, but that industrial supremacy of an organization was thought to be a distinct menace.
  • It was insolencebrutal, overbearing insolence, with physical menace behind it.
  • These are dreadful menaces; but suspecting that they have not much the sound of probability, the congress proceeds: "Do not treat this as chimerical.
  • To-day we find ourselves fighting side by side in the same campaign, we to redeem this territory from the Austrian yoke, you to maintain the liberty of your national existence from the German menace, both of us, moreover, to set the whole world free from the peril of falling under the dominion of that race, hard in temper as a granite rock, which finds in the Austro-Hungarian Empire a willing ally in its rapes and aggressions.
  • And, piteously lonely and frightened, she was longing to have him come to her now, to put his arms about her, to hold her tight, to set his fearless body between hers and the vague and terrible menaces of the night and the jeering night voices.
  • sweet, noble, good my lord, whatwhat would ye" for Beltane had risen and was looking down at the crouching Pardoner, suddenly haggard, pallid-lipped, and with eyes a-glare with awful menace; but now the Pardoner saw that those eyes looked through him and beyondliving eyes in a face of death.
  • The redcoats had done their work in ridding America of the old French menace.
  • With an effort Great Britain could pay; France and Italy will never be able to, and have, moreover, exchanges which constitute a real menace for the future of each.
  • One can readily understand how many and great they were, and how we twisted and turned each additional bit of information which we gathered by eavesdropping, until it seemed as if matters which had no bearing whatsoever on our condition were a direct and deadly menace.
  • The presiding judge, as I took my place, read a brief telling terrible menace, expounding the legal penalties of perjury.
  • These results, on the contrary, impose upon the Imperial and Royal Government the duty to terminate intrigues which constitute a permanent menace for the peace of the monarchy.
  • The saloon-keeper reacted immediately to the cold menace of the gun-muzzle pressing against the top of his spinal column.
  • The object of the Central Powers was proclaimed to be the overthrow of the Russian autocratic menace.
  • The papers were vying with one another in devising effectual, if somewhat informal, means of dealing with the "red menace."
  • "My errand," the man said in a silken tone that gloved grimmest menace, "is much the same as yoursquite naturallybut more fortunate; for I shall get not only what I came for, but something more."
  • THE CLASH OF RACES IN THE EAST The Turks had recovered from their defeat by the Tartars of Timur, and became once more an active menace.
  • The Lovely menace.
  • The object of the Central Powers was proclaimed to be the overthrow of the Russian autocratic menace.
  • A heavy table stood in the middle of the room, and seated at it, with some kind of weapon before him, was a man who looked over his shoulder, with a ghastly face half hidden by hair and beard, and fierce black eyes as full of malignant menace as was the clinched hand holding the pistol.
  • " But these words only roused and exasperated the feelings of Kurugsar, who bitterly replied: "Then may calamity be thy reward, Thy stars malignant, and thy life all sorrow; And may'st thou perish, weltering in thy blood, And the bare desert be thy lonely grave For that inhuman thought, that cruel menace."
  • What was in my mind I do not know; only that some instinct of protection led me there, where my lady lay unconscious of the hideous menace that hung over her.
  • An ugly place it is to look at; and, I should think, an ugly place to get into, with the wind anywhere between N.W. and N.E.; an artificial and expensive luxury, built originally as a mere menace to England, in days when France, which has had too long a moral mission to right some one, thought of fighting us, who only wished to live in peace with our neighbours.
  • "To all this he answered that he had taken the measures which he thought suitable for keeping the seditious in order, and that he could not, on account of risk that he might personally run, forego repairing to the Council according to his duty; that perhaps these were idle menaces; but if anyone thirsted for his blood, he would have the means of shedding it elsewhere on some other day, even if, on that day, he should lose his opportunity.
  • Medina was free of its immediate menace, and great was the rejoicing when the camp was abandoned and Islam returned in security to its sanctuary within the city.
  • Furious was the strife of words, and fearful menaces and threats fell from brutal, savage lips.
  • It is in this double menace by sea and on the mainland of Europe that the grave danger to our political position lies, since all freedom of action is taken from us and all expansion barred.
  • Finding only some harmless leaves and blossoms, and no roots, their fury abated, and, although it was suggested by some that he had probably used the roots in his incantations, the unfortunate herbalist was at length dismissed with fierce menaces, that if he dared to take a single root from the ground, it would cost him his life.
  • "How goes the Indian menace, Mr. Garvald?" he cried.
  • The French newspapers, telling little of the truth, giving barely one single fact to a page full of heroic sentiment, had not let us guess that, beyond the frontiers of France, the enemy was doing frightful damage, with a rapidity and ruthlessness which, after the check at Liège, was a tremendous menace to the Allied armies.
  • It all served as a reminder that the coronavirus pandemic, which has killed 325,000 people so far, is colliding with another global menace: a fast-heating planet that acutely threatens millions of people, especially the world’s poor.
  • No sooner is this known than a very haughty menace is sent to Austria.
  • It had originated in the governor's office,a fact which Kent had ferreted out within twenty-four hours of its first reading,and for that reason he had procured a printed copy, searching it diligently for the hidden menace he was sure it embodied.
  • Then, all at once, above the street noisesthe rumbling of fugitive vehicles, the jingle of street-cars, and the hum of excited voicesrose a deep, hollow roar; a horrible sound of human menace in it, which was distinguishable even at that distance.
  • But even they, as fully as all the rest, forgot the impending menace of attack.
  • " Alíás on receiving this imperious and haughty menace collected his forces together, and advanced to the contest, and the king of Rúm assembled his own troops with equal expedition, under the direction of Gushtásp.
  • Impotent menace requires the head to be moved from below upward.
  • But for that, he confesses he might have gone the long way round; he was no more prone to childish terrors than any other man, but to his mind there was something sinister in the portentous immobility of the place; in its silence, its want of excuse for being, a sense of age-old evil like an inarticulate menace.
  • The one pleaded for the speedy enfranchisement of women for these reasons: because the most costly production and the most valuable asset of any nation is its output of men and women; because the industrial conditions under which more than six million girls and women are forced to work is an individual and social menace; and because working-women as an unenfranchised class are continually used to lower the standards of men.
  • The same reasons induced me to add that the idea erroneously entertained that an injurious menace is contained in the message has prevented your excellency from giving a proper attention to its language.
  • This he claimed was manifest in the fact that the young men educated since the rise of bacteriological science were more punctilious in the matter of extreme personal cleanliness and the sterilization of their instruments than the older and often more accomplished surgeons whose habits in these matters had been formed before the general sense of an invisible menace had become acute.
  • He was thinking about his family over there in the Marina, enduring an existence of continual anxiety while he was aboard a vessel for which irresistible menace was lying in wait.
  • Stubbs, a Puritan chronicler, whose book The Anatomy of Abuses is a valuable aid to the study of Tudor social history, and Harrison, whose description of England prefaces Holinshed's Chronicles, both deal in detail with the Italian menace, and condemn in good set terms the costliness in dress and the looseness in morals which they laid to its charge.
  • The words of the old lady were brief, but her umbrella was full of jerky menace, and when she left him, and passed on toward the outer gate, Plez followed the cows to the house with the meekness of a suspected sheep dog.
  • They looked about them, as though even in this dimly lighted room they felt the presence of that ominous shadow which lay over all the landthe menace of a divided country.
  • Loud menaces were heard, and foul disgrace, And bawling infamy, in language base; Till sense was lost in sound, and silence fled the place.
  • Mahomet, now secure from immediate attack, counted himself permanently rid of the Meccan menace and devoted his care to the strengthening of his position among the surrounding desert tribes.
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