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expressing, indicating, or warning of an impending danger or misfortune

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threatening or foreshadowing evil or tragic developments

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Then he would suddenly revert to the matter of the food I withheld from him, praying, begging, weeping, at last threatening.
The man he sacrificed to his ambition, that innocent victim immolated on the altar of his father's faults, appeared to him pale and threatening, leading his affianced bride by the hand, and bringing with him remorse, not such as the ancients figured, furious and terrible, but that slow and consuming agony whose pangs are intensified from hour to hour up to the very moment of death.
At last, charged with murders, with debauchery, hated by every one and yet threatening still, like a panther thirsting for blood, she fell under the blows of men whom she had rendered desperate, though they had never done her the least injury; she met with judges whom her hideous crimes had evoked; and that executioner you saw -- that executioner who you say told you everything -- that executioner, if he told you everything, told you that he leaped with joy in avenging on her his brother's shame and suicide.
But whether the oppressor were overawed by the Gray Champion's look, or perceived his peril in the threatening attitude of the people, it is certain that he gave back, and ordered his soldiers to commence a slow and guarded retreat.
The instruments suspended under the awning clattered together as though they would be dashed to pieces; the pipes of the spiral bent to and fro, threatening to break at every instant; and the water-tanks jostled and jarred with tremendous din.
So saying, he raised his quarterstaff above his head in a threatening way.
Trembling and panting the old man fell into that state of fury in which he sometimes used to roll on the ground, and he fell upon Eykhen, threatening him with his hands, shouting and loading him with gross abuse.
If you go to her after all that you have said to me," she cried, threatening Mirabel with her outstretched hand, "you are the meanest of men
A JUDGE who had for years looked in vain for an opportunity for infamous distinction, but whom no litigant thought worth bribing, sat one day upon the Bench, lamenting his hard lot, and threatening to put an end to his life if business did not improve.
There it faced me on the table, threatening my husband's tranqu illity; nay, for all I knew (if he read it at the present critical stage of his recovery) even threatening his life!
At this the Greeks are so enraged that they determine to stone Aias, who only escapes from the danger threatening him by taking refuge at the altar of Athena.
If seven cities of Greece contended for the honor of having given birth to a Homer, here were two entire States threatening to come to blows about the question of a cannon.
suit you," said Barbicane, with an eye on fire and a threatening hand.
At the same time, I suspect him of merely attempting to frighten you, by threatening what he cannot really do.
With nothing more threatening about him, it appeared, than a leather apron and a dirty face.