had threatened to resign

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  • He had threatened to resign if his advice were not taken. Cited from Bismarck and the Foundation of the German Empire, James Wycliffe Headlam
  • Nicolas had threatened to resign if he would not be allowed to direct it, and was eventually granted permission.
  • He had threatened to resign if that happened.
  • The land deal does not go ahead and Rabbi Small, who had threatened to resign, remains with the Temple.
  • She was granted her wish, which was realized in 1800, after she had threatened to resign if the agreement was not honored.
  • Summer was the worst time of year for Shankly who was restless without daily involvement in football, and so he had threatened to resign in previous years.
  • Coty had threatened to resign if de Gaulle's appointment was not approved by the National Assembly.
  • Sigel had threatened to resign when he learned that Curtis would command the army as a whole in preference to Sigel himself.
  • It was also reported that then director of the CIA George Tenet had threatened to resign if Pollard was released.
  • However, a clear "no" vote in plenary session seemed inexpedient, because Otto Braun had threatened to resign if that happened.
  • It seemed that Bruce had heard of the move and persuaded his father not to support it, after a stormy scene in which he had threatened to resign his own membership if they moved against Terry. Cited from Terry, A Tale of the Hill People, by Charles Goff Thomson
  • Mayor Barstow, who had threatened to resign rather than put the motion that Miss Anthony should be on the business committee, made a speech which the press declared too indecent to be reported. Cited from Life and Work of Susan B. Anthony (Volume 1 of 2), by Ida Husted Harper
  • When, in the course of the winter, the treasury being empty, he had appealed to the French for relief, he had threatened to resign the throne unless they would advance to his administration the funds necessary for its support. Cited from Maximilian in Mexico, by Sara Yorke Stevenson
  • Carli had threatened to resign if his plan was not adopted, which would have thrown the country into chaos since such an act would have been seen, to international commentators too, as a very serious attack on the credibility of the political and economical system.
  • Half a dozen years before, when Fenton had proposed Peter Calvin for membership, even the social influence of the candidate did not save him from a rejection so marked that Arthur had threatened to resign his own membership. Cited from The Philistines, by Arlo Bates
  • Publicity for the film emphasised Lawrence's songs and costumes rather than the story, which was so weak that director Robert Florey had threatened to resign midway through filming.
  • The King, irritated by some haughty expressions in this address, showed none of the signs of weakness which the Cardinal had expected, and which he had always seen in him when he had threatened to resign the management of affairs. Cited from Cinq Mars, by Alfred de Vigny, v2
  • The Daily Mail reported that Spottiswoode and Feirstein were no longer on speaking terms and that crew members had threatened to resign, with one saying "All the happiness and teamwork which is the hallmark of Bond has disappeared completely."
  • After Gough and other officers had threatened to resign (see Curragh Incident), Robertson also supported Wilson in trying in vain to persuade French (CIGS) to warn the government that the Army would not move against Ulster.
  • Robert Maxwell issued a writ for libel against Faber and Faber and Seymour Hersh, allegedly telling Davies that the Mirror editor had threatened to resign if Davies was not fired, but that he would get his job back when the dust settled.