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  • v. Present participle of jeopard.


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  • Captivity, and a dungeon; contending with wickedness in high places; jeoparding his Life, endangerd by the intrigues, revenge, and malice, of a potent; tho defeated Nation.

    Letter from Abigail Adams to John Adams, 15 December 1783

  • Melanippus of Agrigentum, rose not against tyrants, although they saw how badly they managed affairs, and what drunken tricks they played, yet, when they attempted the chastity of their boy-loves, they retaliated on them, jeoparding their lives, as if they were defending the inviolability of temples and sanctuaries.

    Plutarch's Morals

  • They developed consummate skill in allowing their pupils as much of history, science and philosophy as they could imbibe without jeoparding their faith.

    The Age of the Reformation

  • In France the Parlement of Paris was against them, and even after the king had granted them permission to settle in the country in 1553, the Parlement accused them of jeoparding the faith, destroying the peace of the church, supplanting the old orders and tearing down more than they built up.

    The Age of the Reformation

  • They knew that she was not the princess; and here, calmly and negligently, she was jeoparding their liberty as well as her own.

    The Lure of the Mask

  • Let it suffice to say that he held high municipal office in Paris, and performed its duties with exceptional honour and spirit, giving sumptuous fêtes, constructing useful public works, and on one occasion jeoparding his life with a fine intrepidity that did not fail in his son, in appeasing a bloody struggle between two bodies of Swiss and

    Critical Miscellanies (Vol. 2 of 3) Turgot

  • I am still fixed in my determination to secure the repeal of the ordinance which robbed me of seven dollars and fifty cents and is jeoparding the lives of my lilac bushes, my peonies, my twin cherry-trees (George and Martha), and my grass.

    The House An Episode in the Lives of Reuben Baker, Astronomer, and of His Wife, Alice

  • I protested again, and so I kept on protesting, for hardly a day passed that I did not detect the workmen about that house at some piece of lawlessness jeoparding the cherry trees, or the lilac bushes, or the tulips, or the roses, or the peonies, or the asparagus bed.

    The House An Episode in the Lives of Reuben Baker, Astronomer, and of His Wife, Alice

  • Indeed, any thing short of this is jeoparding one's dearest interests; for "to him that knoweth to do good and doeth it not, to him it is sin."

    Popular Education For the use of Parents and Teachers, and for Young Persons of Both Sexes

  • We are very sorry that our English ancestors began to impose you upon us, and that Newport and Salem vessels brought so many of you here into slavery; but we cannot think of requiting you for this by jeoparding our own peace; nor would it be kind to you, as things are, to be made prominent in any way as a class.

    The Sable Cloud A Southern Tale With Northern Comments (1861)


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