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  1. Alex
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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of threatens in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of threatens in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Examples of threatens in a Sentence

  1. James Mattis:

    China's militarization of the South China Sea and aggressive action in international waters destabilizes the region and threatens shared efforts to promote security, the US will fly, sail, and operate wherever international law allows, and we encourage all nations to confidently exercise their right to do the same.

  2. Sean Roberts:

    If the U.S. continues to retreat from its role in the organization and allows China to expand its power there, Chinas position as a global leader will inevitably be enhanced regardless of its respect for human rights, most of all, this threatens to deteriorate any power that the Universal Declaration of Human Rights still holds in the world.

  3. Leon Trotsky:

    If the Revolution has the right to destroy bridges and art monuments whenever necessary, it will stop still less from laying its hand on any tendency in art which, no matter how great its achievement in form, threatens to disintegrate the revolutionary environment or to arouse the internal forces of the Revolution, that is, the proletariat, the peasantry and the intelligentsia, to a hostile opposition to one another. Our standard is, clearly, political, imperative and intolerant.

  4. Louise Melling:

    This rule threatens to prevent people from accessing critical medical care and may endanger people's lives.

  5. Budapest André Goodfriend:

    Relying on Russian sources threatens energy independence, we are ready to help the country build real energy independence.

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    cause to be embarrassed; cause to feel self-conscious
    • A. transpire
    • B. abash
    • C. elate
    • D. rumpus

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