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    redundant use in a sentence

    Dear teachers,

    Will the following sentence be redundant with menance and threaten in the same sentence?

    "There was menance in the bully's voice when he threatened to beat the little boy."

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    Re: redundant use in a sentence

    Menace tends to go with threatening, so it often is. If one of the words is made negative though, the words make sense:

    'He didn't actually threaten anything, but there was a hint of menace in his voice.'
    'The threat was empty, not accompanied by any trace of menace, and the children continued to misbehave.


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