Noun(1) compulsory force or threat
(1) confessions extracted under duress(2) Most of the few cars that pass are American relics of the Batista era, battered but much restored; they rattle and wheeze like beasts of burden driven forward under duress .(3) Some security firms have systems whereby staff can signal that they are acting under duress by dropping pre-arranged and seemingly innocuous words into their conversation.(4) Friends of the sisters admitted to the press that the girls only went to the wedding under duress to support their father and left only when they thought it was polite to do so├ö├ç┬¬(5) Military experts point out that that code of conduct is a moral guide, not a legal guide, and that statements made under duress or torture are rarely punished or reprimanded.(6) It may sound unfashionably Corinthian but sport's best lesson to young people is control and grace under duress .(7) A brief review of the law indicates that a contract claimed to be entered under duress or undue influence is voidable, not void; it may be ratified by subsequent conduct.(8) We all know the commitments were entered into under duress , with teachers threatening to effectively shut down the system and block exams.(9) The resignation of the President is not constitutional because he did that under duress and threat.(10) Well, the Romans executed him on the mountain, but they did it under duress and the pressure of Jewish leaders, who hated him, not because of the cure he offered but because of the indictment.(11) It's excruciating to watch someone so young, who probably should be free of such pressure, clearly suffering under duress .(12) Today there is much overlap with the common law principle of duress as this principle has subsequently been developed.(13) He told this correspondent that he did not concede that it was withdrawn under duress , because of the agitation mounted by the communal organisations but described it as an appropriate step.(14) And a few bright shopkeepers had actually sussed that more people actually went into their shops to look, and then maybe buy, if they weren't being menaced under duress to do so.(15) In fact, the country now has no leverage on, or better negotiation position in comparison with its creditors, to force them acquiesce to such a strategy or accept it under duress .(16) If it were donkeys carrying the bags then animal welfare groups all over the world would be up in arms about the cruelty, yet we expect these caddies to lug the bag and to get yardages then make a club choice under duress .
(1) under duress :: phantsi akhethe
1. coercion ::
2. compulsion ::
3. force ::
4. pressure ::
6. constraint ::
8. arm-twisting ::
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