under threat


: by someone who has been threatened with harm
an action done under threat

Examples of under threat in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Now, Mulrooney, 53, is worried his charity's main income source is under threat from a bill Kentucky lawmakers rushed through at the end of this year's legislative session. The Courier-Journal, 9 Apr. 2024 That progress is under threat as more and more bosses order their staffers back to the office, in some cases up to five days a week. Ryan Hogg, Fortune Europe, 5 Apr. 2024 With that revenue stream now under threat, the Unification Church has shifted its focus to the U.S., where aggressive fundraising tactics are shielded by the First Amendment. TIME, 4 Apr. 2024 But despite all the visceral emotion of that FA Cup win, very little has actually changed, and Erik ten Hag’s position as United manager remains under threat. Sam Pilger, Forbes, 28 Mar. 2024 Several attorneys said Mosby was ill-served by an earlier team of lawyers, who in January 2023 were allowed to withdraw from the case because lead attorney A. Scott Bolden was under threat of contempt charges. Jean Marbella, Baltimore Sun, 8 Feb. 2024 In countries where democracy itself is not under threat, leftists have learned to make broad alliances in order to remain politically relevant. Arash Azizi, The Atlantic, 21 Mar. 2024 Hobbs asked for answers:Police, fire services under threat after rental tax cuts. Taylor Seely, The Arizona Republic, 15 Mar. 2024 The app has been under threat since 2020, with lawmakers increasingly arguing that Beijing’s relationship with TikTok’s parent company, ByteDance, raises national security risks. Annie Karni, New York Times, 13 Mar. 2024

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“Under threat.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/under%20threat. Accessed 20 Apr. 2024.

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