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CONCUSSION, civ. law. The unlawful forcing of another by threats of violence to give something of value. It differs from robbery in this, that in robbery the thing is taken by force, while in concussion it is obtained by threatened violence. Hein. Lec. El, Sec. 1071

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She flops about concussively behind the screen, not unlike a tropical fish that's leapt out of her bowl and found the new environment distinctly hostile.
If it was not bad enough having his ears boxed off by Wladimir Klitschko, it now appears the Ukrainian's bigger and badder older brother wants to finish the job rather more conclusively and concussively.
Lloyd was the epitomy of an exciting boxer -- able to punch concussively with either hand, but cruelly susceptible to cuts.