Usage examples for incur

  1. Thus Ephraim might, on his account, incur the peril of losing the one fortunate moment which promised escape. – The Complete Historical Romances of Georg Ebers by Georg Ebers
  2. He struck her, inevitably, as gallant and splendid, but what took her most of all and gave her the courage she afterward showed was that he put the whole thing to her as a kind of favor, an obligation he should gratefully incur – The Turn of the Screw by Henry James
  3. As he thought of the plot it seemed to be wonderful to him that she should be willing to incur such a danger,- to be ready without a penny to marry a penniless man,- till he confessed to himself that, were she to do so, she would certainly have the money sooner or later. – Ayala's Angel by Anthony Trollope
  4. He returned to the canoe and took out the rifle which he had captured; his bow and, arrows were not left within the boat, for he valued them too highly to incur such risk; they were hidden where he knew no one could possibly steal them away from him. – The Lost Trail by Edward S. Ellis
  5. Con will never forgive me if you catch a cold, and I would not incur his blame. – The Complete Project Gutenberg Works of George Meredith by George Meredith
  6. On the other hand, Volterra was not only rich, he also possessed much power, and it would be somewhat dangerous to incur his displeasure. – The Heart of Rome by Francis Marion Crawford
  7. Ethel hastened out into the grounds in search of her brother and sisters, for she had been feeling anxious about them, lest, without her care and oversight, they should get into mischief, or in some way incur the displeasure of Mrs. Coote. – Mildred's New Daughter by Martha Finley
  8. But beyond question this Hebrew of Hebrews remembered, as he wrote, that one of his race could incur lifelong subjection only by a voluntary wound, endured because he loved his master, such as he had received for love of Jesus. – The Expositor's Bible: The Book of Exodus by G. A. Chadwick
  9. They fear to incur the responsibility of marriage when they see the pecuniary requirements it involves. – The Cost of Shelter by Ellen H. Richards
  10. Do I not know that it is for me you incur them? – Cinq Mars, Complete by Alfred de Vigny Last Updated: March 3, 2009
  11. I know no earthly consideration, excepting clear obligations of duty or honor, that would have persuaded me to incur ten more prison days. – Border and Bastille by George A. Lawrence
  12. I have escaped a peril; I have no wish to incur another of the same sort. – The Bramleighs Of Bishop's Folly by Charles James Lever
  13. He was a murderer and a brigand and a slaver, but he would never incur the scorn of men and the curse of the gods by dealing foully with a guest. – Time Crime by H. Beam Piper
  14. Elections are expensive for the candidate, and it is not always easy to find a man who is ready to incur the needful cost and trouble, especially when the chance of success is not large. – The Government of England (Vol. I) by A. Lawrence Lowell
  15. But he does incur liability whenever he fails to exercise such care as is fairly needful to protect others against the hazard in buying and using them. – Putnam's Handy Law Book for the Layman by Albert Sidney Bolles
  16. With the exception of Turgenev's quiet but profound pessimism, his temperament was very similar to that of the great German- such a man will surely incur the hatred of the true Reformer type. – Essays on Russian Novelists by William Lyon Phelps
  17. To send the hunters out again was but to incur the futile loss of life and thus weaken the garrison. – The Story of Old Fort Loudon by Charles Egbert Craddock
  18. He took the lad Tom into his confidence at once, intending, of course, that the poor boy should, if he were willing to incur the risk, go with him and Walford, and share with them at least the chance of freedom; and so, from the very first day of their thraldom, there were two keen, intelligent brains incessantly at work, diligently clearing the way to recovered liberty. – The Voyage of the Aurora by Harry Collingwood
  19. If for a second time you abandon her, you will incur the increased indignation of the public. – The Italians by Frances Elliot
  20. When a few people, animated by the same sentiments, are drawn together by one motive, and incur the same dangers, it matters little whether they use a form of worship or not. – The Prayer Book Explained by Percival Jackson