Intimidation (also called cowing) is intentional behavior that would cause a person of ordinary sensibilities fear of injury or harm. It is not necessary to prove that the behavior was so violent as to cause terror or that the victim was actually frightened. Criminal threatening (or threatening behavior) is the crime of intentionally or knowingly putting another person in fear of imminent bodily injury.
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- There is a stubbornness about me that never can bear to be frightened at the will of others. My courage always rises at every attempt to intimidate me.
- Courage, also known as fortitude, is the ability to confront fear, pain, danger, uncertainty or intimidation . It can be divided into : a) Physical courage, in the face of physical pain, hardship and pain of death; b)Moral courage in the face of shame, scandal and discouragement
- V.S.Baga in:Professional Ethics & Human Valves, Technical Publications, 1 January 2007, p.7
- ...in no instance has a system in regard to religion been ever established, but for the purpose, as well as with the effect of its being made an instrument of intimidation, corruption, and delusion, for the support of depredation and oppression in the hands of governments.
- Jeremy Bentham in: Dan Barker The Good Atheist: Living a Purpose-Filled Life Without God, Ulysses Press, 2011, p.139
- Azevedo Bandeira is an expert in the art of progressive intimidation, in the satanic maneuver of gradually humiliating his interlocutor by combining verities and gibes.
- It is also a fact that America is too democratic at home to be autocratic abroad. This limits the use of America's power, especially its capacity for military intimidation. Never before has a populist democracy attained international supremacy.
- A person commits the offense of intimidation when, with the purpose to cause another to perform or to omit the performance of any act, the person communicates to another, under circumstances that reasonably tend to produce a fear that it will be carried out, a threat to perform without lawful authority any of the acts of: (a)inflict physical harm on the person threatened or any other person; (b) subject any person to physical confinement or restraint; or (c) commit any felony.
A person commits the offense of intimidation if the person knowingly communicates a threat or false report of a pending fire, explosion, or disaster that would endanger life or property.
- Moral Code in: Moral Code Annotated, Montana Legislative Services
- A person is guilty of ethnic intimidation if that person maliciously, and with specific intent to intimidate or harass another person because of that person's race, color, religion, gender, or national origin, does any of the following:(a) Causes physical contact with another person.(b) Damages, destroys, or defaces any real or personal property of another person.(c) Threatens, by word or act, to do an act described in subdivision (a) or (b), if there is reasonable cause to believe that an act described in subdivision (a) or (b) will occur.
Ethnic intimidation is a felony punishable by imprisonment for not more than 2 years, or by a fine of not more than $5,000.00, or both.
Regardless of the existence or outcome of any criminal prosecution, a person who suffers injury to his or her person or damage to his or her property as a result of ethnic intimidation may bring a civil cause of action against the person who commits the offense to secure an injunction, actual damages, including damages for emotional distress, or other appropriate relief.
- Michigan Penal Code, in [the Michigan Penal Code (excerpt) Act 328 of 1931, Legislative Council, State of Michigan
- Some of these guys wear beards to make them look intimidating, but they don’t look so tough when they have to deliver the ball. Their abilities and their attitudes don’t back up their beards.
- Don Drysdale in: Ann Meyers Drysdale You Let Some GIRL Beat You?: The Story of Ann Meyers Drysdale, Behler Publications, 2012, p.24
- Domestic violence and abuse are used for one purpose and one purpose only: to gain and maintain total control over you. An abuser doesn't play fair. Abusers use fear, guilt, shame, and intimidation to wear you down and keep you under his or her thumb. Your abuser may also threaten you, hurt you, or hurt those around you.
- Rev Ollie Fobbs in: Abuse Is Not , Booktango, p.57
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- Despite our repeated warnings, Qadhafi continued his reckless policy of intimidation, his relentless pursuit of terror. He counted on America to be passive.
- Jim Geraghty in: Voting to Kill: How 9/11 Launched the Era of Republican Leadership, Simon and Schuster, 1 November 2007, p.76
- The basis of intimidation as I practiced it was mystery. I wanted the hitter to know nothing about me.
- Bob Gibson in: Tim Wendel Summer Of '68: The Season That Changed Baseball--And America—Forever, Da Capo Press, 12 March 2013, p.10
- The goal toward which all history tends is peace — not peace through the medium of war; not peace through a process of universal intimidation; not peace through a program of mutual impoverishment; not peace by any means that leaves the world too frightened or too weak to go on fighting but peace pure and simple, based on that will to peace which has animated the overwhelming majority of mankind through countless ages.
- Threat of harm is defined as, all actions, statements, written or non-verbal messages conveying threats of physical or mental injury which are serious enough to unsettle the child's mind. It includes: expressions of intent to inflict pain, injury, or punishment on the child.
- US Legal, in:Threat of Harm Law & Legal Definition, USLegal.com
M - R
- It is very important to a lot of people to make unmistakably clear to themselves and to the universe that they love the universe but are not intimidated by it and will not be shaken by it, no matter what it has in store. Moreover, they demand something from themselves early in life that can be taken ever after as a demonstration of this abiding feeling.
- Those children who are beaten will in turn give beatings, those who are intimidated will be intimidating, those who are humiliated will impose humiliation, and those whose souls are murdered will murder.
- Alice Miller in: J. E. Norris-Bernal Forgiving Others and Trusting God . . . a Handbook for Survivors of Child Abuse Experience Healing for Deep Wounds That Hinder Your Relationship with, Xulon Press, 2011, p.16
- I don't think ethical people deal with intimidation as a method to achieve success. Undermining someone's self-esteem isn't a method to achieve success.
- Dominique Moceanu in: Diane Brady Olympic Gymnast Dominique Moceanu on the Cost of Elite Training, Bloomberg Business Week, July 31, 2012
- In all their polemics, the anti-creationists invariably avoid discussing the actual scientific evidence for macro-evolution. If there were any such evidence, they could easily settle the whole conflict, merely by presenting the evidence! Instead they seem compelled to resort to bombast, ridicule, defamation, intimidation, and distortion.
- He has spoken out strongly against the fact that when belligerents see freedom of expression as an enemy to their cause and the media as a tool for propaganda, journalists who attempt to report in a nonpartisan way face pressure, manipulation, intimidation or even elimination.
- Marie Okabe in UN’s Annan speaks out for journalists in war zones, redorbit.com, 30 August 2005
- Faith is something that cannot be won through intimidation and fear.
- Osiric in: 1,001 Pearls of Spiritual Wisdom: Words to Enrich, Inspire, and Guide Your Life, Skyhorse Publishing, Inc., 1 April 2014, p.43
- It is also a violent crime because it normally involves force, or the threat of force or intimidation, to overcome the will and the capacity of the victim to resist. Rape is very often accompanied by physical injury to the female and can also inflict mental and psychological damage. Because it undermines, the community’s sense of security, there is public injury as well.
- A man who is intimate with God is not intimidated by man.
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- Torture is any act by which severe torment, whether physical or psychological, is intentionally inflicted on a person as a means of intimidation, deterrent, revenge or punishment, or as a method for the extraction of information or confessions]] (i.e., “third-degree methods” of interrogation).
- Carl Slawski in: Torture and Secrecy vs. Democracy and Peace Development, Journals.isss.org
- Every honest man knows why Trade Unions insist on the right to a strong numerical picket:... But though arguments may never persuade them, numbers may easily intimidate them. And it is just because argument has failed and intimidation has succeeded that the Labour Party insists upon its right to a picket.
- ...their own rightness bring on them an intellectual stasis which they project on to the nation at large. Intimidation and propaganda work in a duet of oppression, while the people, lapped in fear and distrust, learn to dissemble and to keep silent.
- Ronald J. Terchek, Thomas C. Conte in: Theories of Democracy: A Reader, Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, 31 July 2000, p.301
- The experienced mountain climber is not intimidated by a mountain — he is inspired by it. The persistent winner is not discouraged by a problem, he is challenged by it. Mountains are created to be conquered; adversities are designed to be defeated; problems are sent to be solved. It is better to master one mountain than a thousand foothills.
- William Arthur Ward in:Lose the Baggage, Lose the Weight: A Woman-to-Woman Recipe for Life, Tate Publishing, 18 October 2011,p.63