Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • See imperil.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • transitive verb To put in peril. See imperil.

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  • verb Dated form of imperil.

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Examples

  • Quoth Nur al-Din, “I am minded to return to the land of the Franks549 and enter the city of France and emperil myself there; come what may, loss of life or gain of life.”

    The Book of The Thousand Nights And A Night

  • A rapid move from Bayreuth toward Berlin would at one stroke threaten the Prussian lines of communication, outflank their field forces, place the French in a commanding central position between Frederick William and the Russians and emperil the Prussian bases and capital.

    THE CAMPAIGNS OF NAPOLEON

  • If Napoleon was anxious lest his chief subordinates might engage in a premature counteroffensive and thus compromise the security of Navarre, he was equally worried lest Barcelona, with its garrison of 10,000 men under General Duhesme, should succumb to Spanish pressure and thus emperil the entire left flank and rear of the main Ebro position.

    THE CAMPAIGNS OF NAPOLEON

  • A rapid move from Bayreuth toward Berlin would at one stroke threaten the Prussian lines of communication, outflank their field forces, place the French in a commanding central position between Frederick William and the Russians and emperil the Prussian bases and capital.

    THE CAMPAIGNS OF NAPOLEON

  • Added to the tidings of the action at Schleiz the previous day, it appeared that the French were going to break through toward Leipzig, and thus emperil the Prussian communications.

    THE CAMPAIGNS OF NAPOLEON

  • Added to the tidings of the action at Schleiz the previous day, it appeared that the French were going to break through toward Leipzig, and thus emperil the Prussian communications.

    THE CAMPAIGNS OF NAPOLEON

  • If Napoleon was anxious lest his chief subordinates might engage in a premature counteroffensive and thus compromise the security of Navarre, he was equally worried lest Barcelona, with its garrison of 10,000 men under General Duhesme, should succumb to Spanish pressure and thus emperil the entire left flank and rear of the main Ebro position.

    THE CAMPAIGNS OF NAPOLEON

  • "Hamish Channing is in a responsible position; he would not be likely to emperil it for a twenty-pound note; and he could not know that the letter contained money."

    The Channings

  • Indians against us, making them believe that we only drew them around us in order to do them harm, and to emperil their safety.

    Memoir of Fr. Vincent De Paul; religious of La Trappe

  • This appears to be the "temporary fix" option, to avoid the longer recovery time with the open procedure, a surgery that may emperil his year.

    Sportsfrog.com

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