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(of flora or fauna) likely in the near future to become endangered

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I can't get a word from him, and when I threatened to shake the truth out of him he bolted upstairs and locked himself into his room.
If my esteemed neighbor, the State's ambassador, who will devote his days to the settlement of the question of human rights in the Council Chamber, instead of being threatened with the prisons of Carolina, were to sit down the prisoner of Massachusetts, that State which is so anxious to foist the sin of slavery upon her sister--though at present she can discover only an act of inhospitality to be the ground of a quarrel with her--the Legislature would not wholly waive the subject of the following winter.
His life is always being threatened, and so it has come to be monotonous.
But when I thought I had borne about enough of this kind of talk, I threatened to make Harris tramp back to the summit and make a report on that scenery, and this suggestion spiked his battery.
Whether you are asleep or awake he will attack you, caring nothing for the fact that in bulk and strength you are to him as are the massed armies of the earth to a sucking child; he lives both day and night and all days and nights in the very lap of peril and the immediate presence of death, and yet is no more afraid than is the man who walks the streets of a city that was threatened by an earthquake ten centuries before.
Nothing of- fered for some little time, and then he remembered hearing the doctor tell about a certain thing that laid up a patient for two or three weeks and threatened to make him lose a finger.
She THREATENED me," whispered Minnie, "but I never believe a word she says.
The real evils, indeed, of Emma's situation were the power of having rather too much her own way, and a disposition to think a little too well of herself; these were the disadvantages which threatened alloy to her many enjoyments.
I have three unanswerable reasons for disliking Colonel Brandon; he threatened me with rain when I wanted it to be fine; he has found fault with the hanging of my curricle, and I cannot persuade him to buy my brown mare.
Eshton will do well to put the hag in the stocks to-morrow morning, as he threatened.
Linton peremptorily insisted that she should get to bed; and, having scolded her heartily, threatened to send for the doctor.
As these people were continually teasing us, our Portuguese one day threatened in jest to kill one of them.
Today, a generation raised in the shadows of the Cold War assumes new responsibilities in a world warmed by the sunshine of freedom, but threatened still by ancient hatreds and new plagues.
He perceived a hold on me--he threatened he would shout and bring the Martians upon us.
There was once a time when New England groaned under the actual pressure of heavier wrongs than those threatened ones which brought on the Revolution.