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men·ace

 (mĕn′ĭs)
n.
1.
a. A possible danger; a threat: a careless driver who was a menace to public safety.
b. The quality of being threatening: a hint of menace in his voice.
2. A troublesome or annoying person: considered her little brother to be a menace.
tr.v. men·aced, men·ac·ing, men·ac·es
To constitute a threat to; endanger: Rome was menaced by invading armies.

[Middle English manace, from Old French, from Late Latin minācia, sing. of Latin mināciae, threats, menaces, from mināx, mināc-, threatening, from minārī, to threaten, from minae, threats; see men- in Indo-European roots.]

men′ac·er n.
men′ac·ing·ly adv.
References in classic literature ?
But a few feet separated us when I sprang to my feet and dashed madly toward my menacer in a vain effort to dodge past him and reach the outside world.
Bradley fired at the vanishing menacer of their peace and safety; but whether he scored a hit or not, none could tell, though, following the shot, there was wafted back to them the same piercing wail that had on other occasions frozen their marrow.
Le president libanais Michel Aoun, le Premier ministre Saad Hariri et le president du parlement Nabih Berri ont accuse mardi l'Etat hebreu de menacer la stabilite de la region en voulant eriger cet edifice le long d'une frontiere qui est relativement calme depuis la guerre que se sont livree IsraE1/2l et le Hezbollah, la milice chiite pro-iranienne, en 2006.
Teenagers Yousra Cherbika and Johara Menacer have used the tune to Sande's hit Read All About It for a song called Why Did You Have to Die?
On ne se soucie guere des soulevements qui peuvent, a tout moment, eclater et menacer la stabilite et la securite du pays.
Survivor Paul Menacer added: "It was a waste of time me coming down here.
There were cheers as the fire's survivors came on as subs, including Paul Menacer, Bobby Ross, Shahin Sadafi and Oluwaseun Talabi - saved as he climbed down 14 floors on a bedsheet rope with his daughter on his back.
Watched by celebs who included Cheryl, making her first public appearance since she became a mum, Oluwaseun Talabi, Paul Menacer, Bobby Ross and Shahin Sadafi came on as subs in the second half.
Le president americain, Donald Trump a promis, mardi dernier, "le feu" si Pyongyang continuait de menacer les Etats-Unis et a developper son arsenal nucleaire.
Par ailleurs, plusieurs citoyens de la region de Nadhour ont tire la sonnette d'alarme apres que les flammes ont commence a menacer leurs demeures.
Quel pays aurait permis de laisser sur une place de sa capitale pres de 20 mille personnes menacer ouvertement sa securite, ses citoyens, son armee ou sa police sans y mettre fin a n'importe quel prix ?
Le Maroc, qui a appris cette nouvelle avec une grande affliction et un profond chagrin, "condamne energiquement cet acte criminel abject, et reitere son rejet de la violence et de l'assassinat politique, quelle qu'en soit l'origine, ainsi que tout ce qui peut menacer la stabilite et l'unite de la Tunisie soeur", indique un communique du ministere des Affaires etrangeres et de la Cooperation.