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The industrial and political supremacy of the bourgeoisie threatens it with certain destruction; on the one hand, from the concentration of capital; on the other, from the rise of a revolutionary proletariat.
If danger threatens one of your vessels on the ocean, the first impression is the feeling of an abyss above and below.
One instance, however, is in the Antigone, where Haemon threatens to kill Creon.
The fog increased the darkness, and formed round the sternlights and lanterns of the jetty a circle like that which surrounds the moon when the weather threatens to become rainy.
You do not know Mercedes; what she threatens she will do.
There began the mischief which now threatens to rend asun- der the British empire.
He sometimes nods his head and threatens to come down; but we are old neighbors, and agree together pretty well upon the whole.
No enemy enters nor approaches the camp without attracting their notice, and their movements not only give a vague alarm, but it is said, will even indicate to the knowing trapper the very quarter whence the danger threatens.
Words are wanting to paint the melancholy beauties of the ride to Schenectady, through gloomy forests, where the silvery pine waves in solemn grandeur to the sighings of Eolus, while Boreas threatens in vain their firm-rooted trunks.
The horses, which were yet suffering under the injudicious and somewhat random blows of Richard, were dancing up and down with that ominous movement that threatens a sudden and uncontrollable start, still pressing backward.
It threatens to kill our unfortunate friend very much in the way that he was actually killed.
It is absurd to suppose that you have two enemies, one of whom robs you, while the other threatens your life.