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  • v. Simple past tense and past participle of emperil.

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Examples

  • The reason why there has been no embargo on arms and ammunition is not sympathy with us, but the sense that the prosperity of the country on which the administration depends for its existence would be emperilled by such a measure.

    How Wars end

  • Virtue does not follow upon occurrences as a saver of the emperilled; at its discretion it sacrifices a man; it may decree the jettison of life, means, children, country even; it looks to its own high aim and not to the safeguarding of anything lower.

    The Six Enneads.

  • Sah-luma must be guarded and cherished; his was a valuable life -- the life of a genius such as the world sees but once in a century -- and it should not, so Theos determined, -- be emperilled or wasted; no! not even for the sake of the sensuous, exquisite, conquering beauty of this dazzling

    Ardath

  • Far more than by the helplessness of an aristocracy whose day is fast coming to an end, far more than by the rawness of a lower class whose day is only just beginning, we are emperilled by what I call the "Philistinism" of our middle class.

    Celtic Literature

  • Only the day before his leaving home, he had accidentally heard a few words spoken between Tom and Charley, which had told him that Tom's chance of the seniorship was emperilled through the business connected with

    The Channings

  • In his celebrated bull of 1488, he called the nations of Europe to the rescue of the church of Christ upon earth, emperilled by the arts of Satan, and set forth the horrors that had reached his ears; how that numbers of both sexes had intercourse with the infernal fiends; how by their sorceries they afflicted both man and beast; how they blighted the marriage bed, destroyed the births of women and the increase of cattle; and how they blasted the corn on the ground, the grapes of the vineyard, the fruits of the trees, and the herbs of the field.

    Unthreaded #20 « Climate Audit

  • Stolo, it seems, is again emperilled — another charge of attempt to murder — and he wants you to screen him. "

    The Roman Traitor (Vol. 1 of 2)

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