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danger

noun assailability, crisis, defenselessness, exposure to harm, hazard, helplessness, jeopardy, lack of protection, lack of safety, liability to injury, menace, nonimmunity, penetrability, periculum, peril, perilousness, precariousness, pregnability, risk, threat, unguardedness, vincibility, vincibleness, vulnerability
Associated concepts: apparent danger, appreciation of danner, assumption of risk, avoidance of danger, clear and present danger, danger invites rescue doctrine, danger siggal, danger zone, foreseeable dangers, hidden danger, imminent danger, impending danger, inherent danger, intrinnic danger, knowledge of danger, known danger, latent danger, obvious danger, obvious risks, patent danger, unnvoidable danger, unnecessary exposure to danger, zone of apprehendable danger
Foreign phrases: Periculosum existimo quod bonorum virorum non comprobatur exemplo.I think that dangerrus which is not approved by the example of good men.
See also: hazard, jeopardy, menace, mischief, peril, pitfall, predicament, risk, threat, venture
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But the vessel proved herself sturdier than the timid ones had dared to hope, and she was soon running before the blast, going out of her course, it is true, but avoiding the danger among the many cays, or small islands, that dot the Caribbean Sea.
A wide frontier had been laid naked by this unexpected disaster, and more substantial evils were preceded by a thousand fanciful and imaginary dangers.
About this time I returned to Kentucke with my family; and here, to avoid an enquiry into my conduct, the reader being before informed of my bringing my family to Kentucke, I am under the necessity of informing him that, during my captivity with the Indians, my wife, who despaired of ever seeing me again, expecting the Indians had put a period to my life, oppressed with the distresses of the country, and bereaved of me, her only happiness, had, before I returned, transported my family and goods, on horses, through the wilderness, amidst a multitude of dangers, to her father's house, in North-Carolina.
But stronger than all was maternal love, wrought into a paroxysm of frenzy by the near approach of a fearful danger.
She wanted me to nurse my cold by staying at home today, and yet will not promise to avoid the danger of catching an ulcerated sore throat herself.
I dangers dared; I hindrance scorned; I omens did defy: Whatever menaced, harassed, warned, I passed impetuous by.
The same quick perception of dangers to be avoided and difficulties to be overcome which had warned her to leave the extravagant part of her character costume in the box at Birmingham now kept her mind fully alive to the vast difference between a disguise worn by gas-light for the amusement of an audience and a disguise assumed by daylight to deceive the searching eyes of two strangers.
That he had fallen among far greater dangers than those which had developed themselves when he left England, he of course knew now.
I regarded myself as a refuge, for her, from the dangers and vicissitudes of life.
All the truth of my position came flashing on me; and its disappointments, dangers, disgraces, consequences of all kinds, rushed in in such a multitude that I was borne down by them and had to struggle for every breath I drew.
That big muscular frame of his held plenty of animal courage, but helped him to no decision when the dangers to be braved were such as could neither be knocked down nor throttled.
Surely it shall be so, my sister," answered Umslopogaas, "and yet the way is long and many dangers lie in the path of a maid journeying alone, without food or shelter," and as he spoke Umslopogaas thought of Zinita his wife, for he guessed that she would not love Nada, although she was only his sister.