Usage examples for risque

  1. It was needless for me to run this Risque for the sake of writing; for I presume you have been made fully acquainted with the State of our publick Affairs by the Committee, and as I have constantly communicated to your Brother R. H. the Contents of your Letters to me, it was sufficient on that Score, for him only to write, for he thinks as I do. – The Original Writings of Samuel Adams, Volume 4 by Samuel Adams
  2. He advised me, if I was fearful, to tarry behind; but finding he was determined on going, I resolved to run the risque once more; and as we were then in a hospital we were not suspected of such a design. – American Prisoners of the Revolution by Danske Dandridge
  3. This Advantage was so glaring in the first Stages of our Controversy, that those who then ran the Risque of exciting even an Appeal to Heaven rather than a Submission to British tyranny, were well perswaded that the Prospect of such a Seperation would induce France to interpose, and do more than she has done if necessary. – The Original Writings of Samuel Adams, Volume 4 by Samuel Adams
  4. He had the mortification of offering it to several Booksellers without success, who, perhaps, not being qualified themselves to judge of the merit of the performance, refused to risque the necessary expences, on the work of an obscure stranger, whose name could be no recommendation to it. – The Lives of the Poets of Great Britain and Ireland (1753),Vol. V. by Theophilus Cibber
  5. Here is absolutely the most risque exciting story I have heard for days; I must say the lady who told it has such an infectious laugh, that at the time I really thought it was very amusing. – From Edinburgh to India & Burmah by William G. Burn Murdoch