Duress in a Sentence  🔊

Definition of Duress

force or threats meant to make someone do something

Examples of Duress in a sentence

The judge overturned the case because the defendant’s attorney proved that his client’s confession had been given under duress.  🔊

The vet said Scampi was licking her nose because she was stressed out, but I didn’t think she had been under any duress.  🔊

I think Claire was under duress when she signed the agreement; she never would have voluntarily accepted those conditions.  🔊

There are plenty of stories of how people can suddenly acquire superhuman strength when under duress.  🔊

The mental duress of the unrelenting interrogation caused the suspect to break down sobbing.  🔊

An actor needs a thick skin in order to withstand the duress of one audition after another.  🔊

After her daughter’s long illness, the family was under economic duress, compelling the bank teller to steal a few large bills from the vault.  🔊

The severe duress of having an alcoholic father made Shelley leave home when she was only fifteen.  🔊

This attorney is not above placing a witness under duress to maintain his record for the most cases won.  🔊

Studies have shown that a person under duress experiences a drastic change in body chemistry.  🔊

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