peril

[p_ˈɛ_ɹ_əl], [pˈɛɹə͡l], [pˈɛɹə‍l]

Definitions of peril:

  1.   To expose to danger. – The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  2.   Exposure to danger: danger. – The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  3.   Exposure to injury; danger. – The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  4.   To hazard. – The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  5.   Danger; risk; exposure to injury, loss or destruction. – Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  6.   Hazard; danger; jeopardy; particular exposure. – Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  7.   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.
  8.   To hazard; to expose to danger. – Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.

Quotes for peril:

  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. We have a natural right to make use of our pens as of our tongue, at our peril risk and hazard. – Voltaire
  4. 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
  5. 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. “ " You command me to neglect a sister in peril and suffering," she said. ” – Across the Zodiac by Percy Greg
  2. “ Dorothy had been in the greater peril of the two, yet more unconscious of it. ” – Dorothy at Oak Knowe by Evelyn Raymond
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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
  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. It was a position of peril – Popular Adventure Tales by Mayne Reid
  9. Do so at your peril – The Thin Red Line; and Blue Blood by Arthur Griffiths
  10. 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)

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