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  • And if he did, then he did so under duress.†   (source)
  • The third for setting fire to her Housemistress's false-hair bun, which, under duress, Rahel confessed to having stolen.†   (source)
  • Too persuasive — it was duress, coercion.†   (source)
  • Marley, playful even under duress, kept trying to eat the ice cubes.†   (source)
  • Consider a scenario in which your loved one has just died and now the funeral director (who knows that you know next to nothing about his business and are under emotional duress to boot) steers you to the $8,000 mahogany casket.†   (source)
  • I felt a flare of competition, a duress of the spirit that warns against the shame of losing, and I hurried to catch up.†   (source)
  • For example, if an asset was supposed to come to Pasha from the southeast, but he came from the southwest, we knew he'd been made or was under duress, so we would shoot the person following him.†   (source)
  • This was the way I always seemed tc leave the Melvins' house, under some sort of duress.†   (source)
  • As a surgeon, Stone was famous for his speed, his courage, his daring, his boldness, his inventiveness, the economy of his movements, and his calmness under duress.†   (source)
  • Monique had guided them under duress.†   (source)
  • Defendant was under unusual and substantial duress.†   (source)
  • Under duress?†   (source)
  • In other times of separation, times of horrible duress with war at her doorstep and epidemic disease raging, she had somehow borne up, with so much to contend with, so little time to dwell on her own loneliness.†   (source)
  • But inside I was saying to myself, And the Oscar for best performance—under fake duress—goes to ….†   (source)
  • "First…it doesn't sound like there could be any possibility of duress."†   (source)
  • I am writing this under duress, as Grandmama will not grant me peace until I do.†   (source)
  • They were spoken under great duress, which makes people most unlike who they really are.†   (source)
  • Lieutenant, anything my client says under physical and mental duress is inadmissible.†   (source)
  • What he had refused to do under duress, he might yet attempt of his own free wilL†   (source)
  • Both of us were imprisoned and both of us …. invited, under extreme duress, to confess that this whole terrible charge was a fascist plot against a loyal Comrade.†   (source)
  • "Only under duress," he replied, pulling some papers out of the box.   (source)
    duress = threat or circumstances that force someone to do something
  • What if I can't break the glass unless I'm under duress?†   (source)
  • I'm trying to remember what Grandm"re told me about how to act under duress.†   (source)
  • And the government isn't going to lock him up just because he killed a rebel under duress."†   (source)
  • Even an honest man sometimes caves to duress, Wanda.†   (source)
  • "Duress," another terribly familiar voice scoffed.†   (source)
  • I'd say a knife to the throat counts as duress, Jared.†   (source)
  • She could not conceive of Hester Sinclair's having read anything other than Good Housekeeping save under strong duress.†   (source)
  • Matron submitted progress reports under duress, and since what donors wanted to spend on had no link to the reality of Missing's needs, her reports were a form of fiction.†   (source)
  • Corporal Endo had no such physical problems, save his acne, and so I began to consider the possibility that his expressions were of a besieged mind, one perhaps innately tenuous and fragile and now—under duress—grown sickly and ornate.†   (source)
  • But Joachim, likewise harboring the best of intentions and hoping to move their conversation harmlessly along, spoke up now—yet it sounded almost as if he did so under some pressure or duress, against his will, as it were.†   (source)
  • The crowd without gave way, and several warriors entered the place, bringing with them the hapless conjurer, who had been left so long by the scout in duress.†   (source)
  • To conclude, while from the sister's words he had reckoned upon a speedy delivery he was, however, it must be owned, not a little alleviated by the intelligence that the issue so auspicated after an ordeal of such duress now testified once more to the mercy as well as to the bounty of the Supreme Being.†   (source)
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