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Definition of duress:

  1. To subject to duress.
  2. Constraint; imprisonment; restraint of liberty, or threat of violence, to compel a man to do some act, or the plea of exculpation by one who has been so forced.

Common misspellings for duress:

diures, deress, durress, durres, diress.

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Examples of usage for duress:

  1. Too weak to resist, he was bullied and frightened, and forced under duress to sign papers which he did not understand. "My Attainment of the Pole" , Frederick A. Cook.

Quotes for duress:

  1. At a time when going to college has never been more important, it's never been more expensive, and our nation's families haven't been in this kind of financial duress since the great depression. And so what we have is just sort of a miraculous opportunity simply by stopping the subsidy to banks when we already have the risk of loans. We can plow those savings into our students. And we can make college dramatically more affordable, tens of billions of dollars over the next decade. - Arnie Duncan
  2. If I should ever be captured, I want no negotiation- and if I should request a negotiation from captivity they should consider that a sign of duress. - Henry A. Kissinger
  3. What I found was when I started my first study, and then in subsequent studies, is here you have people under some kind of duress, or I chose to study them because they represented some kind of historical event, as it impacted on them or as they helped to create it. - Robert Jay Lifton
  4. I'm a sensitive guy. If you are a woman and you're in any kind of emotional duress and you write a song about it, I'll buy you album. - Matthew Perry
  5. The players are under so much duress, it's like duressic park out there! - Sid Waddell
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