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  • n. Plural form of peril.


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  • It is quite possible that soon, American investors will take note of corporations who ignore the long-term perils involved in shipping jobs out of their country.

    Robert L. Dilenschneider: Here Are the Jobs, Mr. President

  • I don't know a lot about the details of cancer but it has affected me closely and I know that one of the biggest perils is not getting checked for various things regularily.

    Archive 2010-03-01

  • “I try to warn her about certain perils, shall we say, of flirtation.”


  • The risks inherent in owning a home are called perils.


  • I am not blind to certain perils which lie in the way; but I think they have been exaggerated and will tend to cure themselves.

    The Psychology of the Suffragette

  • Anticipating the president's arguments - and mindful of the Tea Party demands that lawmakers make even deeper cuts in government spending - Republicans stayed on their message that the president's budget does little to address the long-term perils of growing debt.

    NYT > Home Page

  • They were men that were accustomed to hardships and hazards; the fisher's trade, more than any other, is laborious and perilous; fishermen must be often wet and cold; they must watch, and wait, and toil, and be often in perils by waters.

    Commentary on the Whole Bible Volume V (Matthew to John)

  • Thus he was all his days a constant confessor; perhaps scarcely a year of his life, after his conversion, passed without suffering some hardship or other for his religion; yet this was not all, for, wherever he went, he went in perils; he was exposed to perils of all sorts.

    Commentary on the Whole Bible Volume VI (Acts to Revelation)

  • If he journeyed by land, or voyaged by sea, he was in perils of robbers, or enemies of some sort; the Jews, his own countrymen, sought to kill him, or do him a mischief; the heathen, to whom he was sent, were not more kind to him, for among them he was in peril.

    Commentary on the Whole Bible Volume VI (Acts to Revelation)

  • Ultimately, the zeal with which he is pressing forward should be the greatest indication to Americans of the long-term perils that await them if he succeeds.

    The Reality Check


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