peril

[p_ˈɛ_ɹ_əl], [pˈɛɹə͡l], [pˈɛɹə‍l]

Antonyms for peril:

impunity, secureness, asylum, guard, bring off, retreat, escape, protection, breakout, getaway, harbor, immunity, shelter, safeguard, safeness, defense, refuge, haven, safety, shield, preservation, bail out, salvation, security, deliver, break, exemption, ward, lam, invulnerability, Inviolability.


Definitions of peril:

  1.   a state of danger involving risk – Wordnet Dictionary DB
  2.   Exposure to chance of injury, loss, or destruction. – The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  3.   To expose to danger. – The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  4.   a source of danger; a possibility of incurring loss or misfortune; " drinking alcohol is a health hazard" – Wordnet Dictionary DB
  5.   Exposure to injury; danger. – The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  6.   a venture undertaken without regard to possible loss or injury; " he saw the rewards but not the risks of crime"; " there was a danger he would do the wrong thing" – Wordnet Dictionary DB
  7.   Danger; risk; hazard; jeopardy; exposure of person or property to injury, loss, or destruction. – Newage Dictionary DB
  8.   To expose to danger; to hazard; to risk; as, to peril one's life. – Newage Dictionary DB
  9.   To hazard. – The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  10.   To hazard; to expose to danger. – Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  11.   Hazard; danger; jeopardy; particular exposure. – Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  12.   put in a dangerous, disadvantageous, or difficult position – Wordnet Dictionary DB
  13.   To be in danger. – Newage Dictionary DB
  14.   Danger; risk; exposure to injury, loss or destruction. – Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  15.   pose a threat to; present a danger to; " The pollution is endangering the crops" – Wordnet Dictionary DB
  16.   a source of danger; " drinking alcohol is a health hazard" – Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  17.   To expose to danger:- pr. p. perilling; pa. t. and pa. p. perilled. – The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  18.   Exposure to danger: danger. – The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.

Quotes for peril:

  1. To vanquish without peril is to triumph without glory. – Pierre Corneille
  2. A fool too late bewares when all the peril is past. – Elizabeth I
  3. I think we have to be fair in saying at this point that neither Roosevelt nor Lewis realized the peril to which they were exposing both the unions and the country. – John T. Flynn
  4. Electricity, the peril the wind sings to in the wires on a gray day. – Janet Frame
  5. Only peril can bring the French together. One can't impose unity out of the blue on a country that has 265 different kinds of cheese. – Charles de Gaulle
  6. I think that, as life is action and passion, it is required of a man that he should share the passion and action of his time at peril of being judged not to have lived. – Oliver Wendell Holmes
  7. As life is action and passion, it is required of a man that he should share the passion and action of his time, at the peril of being not to have lived. – Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.
  8. Life is action and passion; therefore, it is required of a man that he should share the passion and action of the time, at peril of being judged not to have lived. – Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.
  9. The superpowers often behave like two heavily armed blind men feeling their way around a room, each believing himself in mortal peril from the other, whom he assumes to have perfect vision. – Henry A. Kissinger
  10. Pleasant it to behold great encounters of warfare arrayed over the plains, with no part of yours in peril – Lucretius
  11. I would prefer being in a hard battle; however, I will be satisfied with whatever happens to me in this war, if only the country comes out of this peril safe and to the satisfaction of the finest and best government on earth. – Knute Nelson
  12. If ignorant both of your enemy and yourself, you are certain to be in peril – Sun Tzu
  13. We have a natural right to make use of our pens as of our tongue, at our peril risk and hazard. – Voltaire
  14. People do have viewing patterns, and you disrupt those at your own peril That's something that everybody learned after 1988. The numbers have gone down every year since that strike. Big time. – Dick Wolf
  15. The true test of a leader is whether his followers will adhere to his cause from their own volition, enduring the most arduous hardships without being forced to do so, and remaining steadfast in the moments of greatest peril – Xenophon

Usage examples for peril:

  1. Besides, there are women who want assistance and, to women in peril the most welcome aid is woman's." ” – The Complete Historical Romances of Georg Ebers by Georg Ebers
  2. “ Dorothy had been in the greater peril of the two, yet more unconscious of it. ” – Dorothy at Oak Knowe by Evelyn Raymond
  3. It will probably interest only those minds which are content with " the C Major of this life," and which find in other than scenes of peril and excitement their hearts' desire. ” – In the Tail of the Peacock by Isabel Savory
  4. She was in peril of Harry now. ” – The Coast of Chance by Esther Chamberlain Lucia Chamberlain
  5. “ A person, says Burdick, does not start a fire on his land at his peril – Putnam's Handy Law Book for the Layman by Albert Sidney Bolles
  6. Was I likely to place my wife, and my children, my honor, my house, and my lands in peril for such a one as he? ” – Landolin by Berthold Auerbach
  7. But I will tell you this much, Tom; we are bound upon an errand of peril – Tom Tufton's Travels by Evelyn Everett-Green
  8. Don't talk to me, ma'am, about peril and that sort of nonsense; it makes no impression. ” – The Fourth Series Plays, Complete by John Galsworthy
  9. We do not wish to go to war on your account with him, and put our state in peril – The Life of Michelangelo Buonarroti by John Addington Symonds
  10. It was a position of peril – Popular Adventure Tales by Mayne Reid
  11. He stated that no objection would be raised by the British Government to the entry of French troops into Spain, but that such intervention must be regarded as the work of France alone, and be undertaken by France at its own peril – History of Modern Europe 1792-1878 by C. A. Fyffe
  12. But address another word to me at your peril – Peccavi by E. W. Hornung
  13. Now I have said all that I could to save you and the fatherland and that too at my own peril – The Golden Age in Transylvania by Mór Jókai
  14. They were greatly alarmed when I came up, and asked if I didn't know that the Yankee army would be along in a few minutes and that my life was in peril – An Autobiography of Buffalo Bill (Colonel W. F. Cody) by Buffalo Bill (William Frederick Cody)
  15. If you realize that you must surrender something of your better self to be the friend of a certain person, you will be almost sure to establish that friendship at your peril – Men in the Making by Ambrose Shepherd
  16. “ " You command me to neglect a sister in peril and suffering," she said. ” – Across the Zodiac by Percy Greg
  17. “ Sylvie seemed to have no sense of peril or anxiety. ” – Snow-Blind by Katharine Newlin Burt
  18. Now I did not think much of the French danger being far more concerned with the peril in the West; but I held my peace on that subject. ” – Salute to Adventurers by John Buchan
  19. “ " Yes," said the lord of the castle, " if thou wilt pass the night down there in the old tower, go thither; but I warn thee, it is at the peril of thy life, for it is full of wild dogs, which bark and howl without stopping, and at certain hours a man has to be given to them, whom they at once devour." ” – Household Tales by Brothers Grimm by Grimm Brothers
  20. Do so at your peril – The Thin Red Line; and Blue Blood by Arthur Griffiths

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