Example sentences for: duress

How can you use “duress” in a sentence? Here are some example sentences to help you improve your vocabulary:

  • Britain's Independent took a similar tack, observing, "The situation is far from precisely parallel, but it is still a chastening thought that the Kosovo Liberation Army is, under conditions of vastly greater duress, handing in its guns at a rather faster rate than the Provisional IRA seems able to arrange."

  • He also takes whacks at those old chestnuts and/or and ss . Under the heaviest duress, such as the threat of boiling in ink, lawyers might relinquish all these; but they will fight to the bitter end and finally die at the barricades before surrendering their whereases . Never mind that, the author says; Whereas is consistently vague, meaning variously `the fact is,' `although,' `considering that,' `on the contrary,' and `that being the case,' with many shadings in between.

  • Still, for the moment, scanning under duress simply isn't feasible, since all you have to do to ruin a good scan is move your head.

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