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  • adj. Archaic form of perilous.

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Examples

  • Lombardes: which when Mistresse Doctor and her Chamber-maide heard, they were confounded with most strange admiration, and scarsely credited what they themselves had done the night before, but rather imagined all matters past, to be no more than meerely a dreame, concerning Ruggieroes dying in the house, and their putting him into the Chest, so that by no likely or possible meanes, he could be the man in this perillous extreamitie.

    The Decameron

  • Wherein is declared, the sundry travels and perillous accidents, occasioned by those two powerfull commanders, love and fortune, the insulting tyrants over humane life.

    The Decameron

  • But having an excellent ingenious wit, quicke, and apprehensive in perillous occasions, she intended now to make a triall of overreaching the lascivious Duke in his wanton purpose, and yet to be assured of her sisters life, without any blemish to her reputation.

    The Decameron

  • Whereon, all the discourses do passe under the government of the most noble lady fiammetta: Concerning such persons, as have bene successefull in their love, after many hard and perillous misfortunes

    The Decameron

  • Westmerland his high marshall, and to other his assured freends, of all the doubtfull danger and perillous ieopardie.

    Chronicles (3 of 6): Historie of England (1 of 9) Henrie IV

  • Also we vse this kind of Extenuation when we take in hand to comfort or cheare any perillous enterprise, making a great matter seeme small, and of litle difficultie, & is much vsed by captaines in the warre, when they (to giue courage to their souldiers) will seeme to disable the persons of their enemies, and abase their forces, and make light of euery thing than might be a discouragement to the attempt, as

    The Arte of English Poesie

  • “And in deede my Lorde like as if the knightes of whom you speake, had tasted of some good hap (as you terme it) by meting with such pilgrimes: so also we hope that the Saint to whome we be vowed, in the honor of whom we haue enterprised this perillous voyage, will receiue vs in good parte: otherwyse our payne were altogether loste, and our iourney euil imployed.”

    The Palace of Pleasure, Volume 1

  • Blessed be God the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, which in these last dayes and perillous tymes, hath styrred up in all countreys, witnesses unto his Sonne, to testifye the truth unto the unfaythfull, to save at the least some from the snares of Antichrist, which leade to perdition, as ye may here perceave by that excellent and well learned young man

    The Works of John Knox, Vol. 1 (of 6)

  • And when they had escaped many perillous dangers, as well by land as by sea, they went together towards

    The Golden Asse

  • After a snatch of sleep we set out on our perillous journey.

    A Daughter of Raasay A Tale of the '45

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