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Definition of Threat


  1. The expression of an intention to inflict evil or injury on another; the declaration of an evil, loss, or pain to come; menace; threatening; denunciation.
  2. To threaten.

Threat Quotations

Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.
Martin Luther King, Jr.

Racism is man's gravest threat to man - the maximum of hatred for a minimum of reason.
Abraham Joshua Heschel

All violence consists in some people forcing others, under threat of suffering or death, to do what they do not want to do.
Leo Tolstoy

In the last few years, the very idea of telling the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth is dredged up only as a final resort when the alternative options of deception, threat and bribery have all been exhausted.
Michael Musto

Nevertheless, there is another threat on the horizon. I see this threat in environmentalism which is becoming a new dominant ideology, if not a religion. Its main weapon is raising the alarm and predicting the human life endangering climate change based on man-made global warming.
Vaclav Klaus
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Threat Translations

threat in Afrikaans is dreigement, bedreiging
threat in Danish is trussel
threat in Dutch is bedreiging, dreigement, dreiging
threat in French is menace
threat in German is Drohung, Bedrohung, drohen, Drohung
threat in Italian is minaccia
threat in Spanish is amagar, amago, amenaza
threat in Swedish is hotelse, hot
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