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  • v. Present participle of peril.

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Examples

  • “Ay, but methinks the Soldan might regard it as too unequal a mode of perilling the chance of a royal bride and the event of a great war,” said the Emir.

    The Talisman

  • Or would you, if you wanted to apply a touchstone to a man who is prone to love, entrust your wife, or your sons, or daughters to him, perilling your dearest interests in order to have a view of the condition of his soul?

    Laws

  • Nesib was vexed with me, for perilling the lives of Auda and myself on a whim.

    Seven Pillars of Wisdom

  • But when he used his skill to save his fellow creatures, he was a true hero, and was justified in perilling his own life, considering that by so doing the safety of others might be secured.

    The Hero of the Humber or the History of the Late Mr. John Ellerthorpe

  • The editor could dedicate his paper to the service of Janus, the two-faced deity, and thus pursue his business without perilling his reputation for religious consistency.

    Punchinello, Volume 1, No. 10, June 4, 1870

  • He had been thinking more of her through that wild ride than of the friend whose life he was perilling his own to save.

    Round Anvil Rock A Romance

  • "If I did unwisely in advising resistance, and perilling your lives as well as my own, I now ask your forgiveness; on my own account I do not regret it."

    The Island Home

  • 'Young man,' said the host, 'by your readiness to brave all perils -- nay, even death itself -- for sake of your dear love, I see that you are steadfast of purpose; and therefore, though perilling my own life thereby, I will give you counsel which, if followed, shall not turn to your hurt.'

    Fleur and Blanchefleur

  • He professed gratitude for the many favors he had received from the monarch, a gratitude he had never tired of making known by perilling life and property in that prince's cause.

    The Rise of the Hugenots, Vol. 1 (of 2)

  • These girls are working on the eight-hours 'shift system; working so well that a not uncommon wage among them, on piece-work, of course, runs to somewhere between two and three pounds a week, and all the time they are at work they remember that they are doing common service with their husbands, and sweethearts, and sons, and brothers, who are perilling their lives in the trenches.

    England's Effort: Letters to an American Friend

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