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dangerous

adj. unsafe, hazardous, fraught with risk. It can be negligence for which a lawsuit can be brought if damage results from creating or leaving unguarded a dangerous condition which can cause harm to others, a dangerous instrumentality (any device which can cause harm, including explosives and poisonous substances) or dangerous weapon which are inherently hazardous to anyone handling them or within the weapon's range. (See: negligence)

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The Soldier now returned with a long line and tied all three firmly together, also lashing them to the body of the Saw-Horse; so there seemed little danger of their tumbling off.
When the day dawned sufficiently to distinguish objects, he perceived the danger that must be dogging the heels of his main party.
Their meeting was hearty and joyous; for they had both experienced dangers and perplexities.
An extreme fire danger rating is in place for parts of 18 Bulgarian regions, said the National Institute of Meteorology and Hydrology (NIMH).
Summary: Guwahati (Assam)[India], July 13 (ANI): The parts of the Brahmaputra river is flowing above the danger mark due to the heavy rainfall in the region.
A new phrase has been introduced at this stage and referees will now consider 'degree of danger'.
In the face of peril, Filipinos in conflict-stricken Libya turn to singing 'to forget the danger lurking nearby.'
CIRCUMSTANCES WARRANTING A PENALTY ONLY Any yellow card offence where mitigation is applied.Shoulder charge to the body (no head or neck contact), with a low degree of danger.High tackle with first contact from the tackler's arm, which starts elsewhere on the body and then slips or moves up to the ball carrier's head or neck, with low degree of danger.High tackle with first contact above or over the shoulder of the ball carrier, but without contact to the head or neck of the ball carrier during the execution of the tackle (seat belt tackle).
Abrams gave us the "marketplace of ideas" metaphor and the "clear and present danger" test.
Danger signs are not the actual obstetric complications, but symptoms that are easily identified by non-clinical personnel (11).
KARACHI -- 'Democracy is of the people, by the people, and for the people.' Yet, I would like to know, why democracy is never in danger when people suffer.
Drainage and Irrigation Department (DID) reported that water levels in some areas were still above the danger level and partly above the warning level.