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- v. Simple past tense and past participle of emperil.
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Yes, the middle class is emperiled but only to the tune of tens of thousands or hundreds of thousands, not the millions that the privileged have at stake.
Pipes were lowered into the mine shaft amidst desperate attempts to pump out the rising water clear of the emperiled workers below.
If they would have moved out of the picture, we might’ve been able to see a little more of our emperiled world.
I generally like Gwen Knapp's work as a columnist in the SF Chronicle (itself emperiled, by the way, in this toxic enviroment for newspapers