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  • n  compulsory force or threat
    confessed under duress

  • But losses on World Savings' loan portfolio led to the implosion of Wachovia, which was sold under duress late last year to Wells Fargo.
  • He is to be celebrated for his work, his kindness, his humor under duress, and for a noble heart.
  • The allegation, he claimed, had been made under duress.
News & Articles

  • Gazprom Says It Was Forced to Back Lithuania’s Utility Split
    Russia ’s OAO Gazprom (OGZD) said it voted under duress to split up Lietuvos Dujos AB at a meeting of the Lithuanian natural-gas utility’s shareholders today and reserved all legal rights to contest the decision.
    June 11, 2013 - Bloomberg
  • Budget items target fish science
    Three initiatives now included within the fiscal 2014 state budget hold hope for a Massachusetts fishing industry under increasing duress due to landing cuts imposed by NOAA based on controversial scientific fish stock assessments and the agency's in
    June 8, 2013 - Gloucester Daily Times

  • Jim Tressel in WHIOtv.com
    Coach Jim Tressel said of Pryor, "Every snap he gets, he learns from. He was under duress tonight."
  • Charlie Batch in Washington Post
    I told him, `Don't make a decision under duress because everybody wants you to,' and I don't fault him for delaying it,Batch told the AP. "Just because it's the first day, it doesn't mean he has to sign today."
  • Anwar Ibrahim in International Herald Tribune
    Anwar said in his statement on Sunday the new allegations were "a repeat of the methods used against me in 1998 when false allegations were made under duress".

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