Under “fear, threats, and duress,” Egan says he signed the form, “a false declaration denying any childhood sexual abuse” by Doe.
But the sense of duress surrounding the regime this time around seems especially pronounced.
In moments of duress, a different self manifests with acts of destruction: unleashed id in Freudian, or Incredible Hulk, terms.
She bade Hagen then be led away to duress, where he lay locked in and where none did see him.
He was a mechanic, brought along under some duress to service the machine.
Those foundations were the holding together of empires of unwilling subjects by the duress of arms.
He considered himself as, in fact, in duress, and his actions as not free.
The fruits in poetry from these years of duress were in some ways the richest of his lifetime.
Was she in duress either from this Ironhook or from her father, or from both?
Later there were added what might be called the equitable delicts of dolus (fraud) and metus (duress).
early 14c., "harsh or severe treatment," from Old French duresse, from Latin duritia "hardness," from durus "hard" (see endure). The Old French suffix -esse is from Latin -itia, added to adjectives to form nouns of quality (cf. riches, largesse). Sense of "coercion, compulsion" is from 1590s.