put in jeopardy

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No person shall be held to answer for a capital, or otherwise infamous crime, unless on a presentment or indictment of a Grand Jury, except in cases arising in the land or naval forces, or in the Militia, when in actual service in time of War or public danger; nor shall any person be subject for the same offense to be twice put in jeopardy of life or limb; nor shall be compelled in any criminal case to be a witness against himself, nor be deprived of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law; nor shall private property be taken for public use without just compensation.
Was not your frail existence often put in jeopardy by this same clumsy, headstrong lad, who would toss you disrespectfully aside that he--not satisfied with one--might hold both hands and gaze up into the loved eyes?
A BOOTLE business which was put in jeopardy by a double-burglary has been praised by a government minister.
We must temper our response with justice," says Wildes, "or put in jeopardy that which we're trying to protect.
The safety of the astronauts would be put in jeopardy if the shuttle maintenance were put off for years, or if the project were moved to Florida.
be subject for the same offence to be twice put in jeopardy of life or limb.