Origin of duress
Examples from the Web for duress
In moments of duress, a different self manifests with acts of destruction: unleashed id in Freudian, or Incredible Hulk, terms.
Under “fear, threats, and duress,” Egan says he signed the form, “a false declaration denying any childhood sexual abuse” by Doe.New Hollywood Sex Scandal: Bryan Singer’s Accuser Files Another Suit|Tim Teeman|June 10, 2014|DAILY BEAST
But the sense of duress surrounding the regime this time around seems especially pronounced.
Upon these grounds Panama claimed that she was a sovereign state temporarily under the duress of a superior government.The Panama Canal|Frederic Jennings Haskin
The social influences of Washington were called into polite requisition and the Mayor, under this duress, withdrew his sanction.Lincoln, the Politician|T. Aaron Levy
A little smile escaped from the duress of Alma's lips and twitched her dimples.Lucy Maud Montgomery Short Stories, 1907 to 1908|Lucy Maud Montgomery
The resistance of the woman must be to the utmost of her power, but if she yield through fear or duress it is still rape.Aids to Forensic Medicine and Toxicology|W. G. Aitchison Robertson
Where fraud or duress is used in obtaining a party's consent to a contract, the contract is at least voidable.