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peril
 n.  danger; risk; hazard; jeopardy; exposure of person or property to injury, loss, or destruction
Classic Sentence: (99 in 7 pages)
1  Thus, even when believing him to be in peril, they understood, I will not say his thought, but his nature, to such a degree that they no longer watched over him.
Les Misérables (V1) By Victor Hugo
Context  Highlight   In BOOK 1: CHAPTER IX—THE BROTHER AS DEPICTED BY THE SISTER
2  At his own risk and peril, it analyzes and digs deep into its own bedazzlement.
Les Misérables (V1) By Victor Hugo
Context  Highlight   In BOOK 1: CHAPTER XIV—WHAT HE THOUGHT
3  The peril of this position lay in the forest of Soignes, then adjoining the field of battle, and intersected by the ponds of Groenendael and Boitsfort.
Les Misérables (V2) By Victor Hugo
Context  Highlight   In BOOK 1: CHAPTER VI—FOUR O'CLOCK IN THE AFTERNOON
4  At our own risk and peril, let us violate this injunction.
Les Misérables (V2) By Victor Hugo
Context  Highlight   In BOOK 1: CHAPTER XV—CAMBRONNE
5  In the imminent peril in which Jean Valjean found himself, this sombre building had about it a solitary and uninhabited look which tempted him.
Les Misérables (V2) By Victor Hugo
Context  Highlight   In BOOK 5: CHAPTER IV—THE GROPINGS OF FLIGHT
6  The only social peril is darkness.
Les Misérables (V3) By Victor Hugo
Context  Highlight   In BOOK 7: CHAPTER II—THE LOWEST DEPTHS
7  Now, it was not alone by the colonel's testament, it was by his own love, it was by the peril of the one he loved, that he felt himself restrained.
Les Misérables (V3) By Victor Hugo
Context  Highlight   In BOOK 8: CHAPTER XX—THE TRAP
8  However, the peril was urgent, the last bounds of delay had been reached; Thenardier was standing thoughtfully a few paces distant from the prisoner.
Les Misérables (V3) By Victor Hugo
Context  Highlight   In BOOK 8: CHAPTER XX—THE TRAP
9  ; but in all other respects she was utterly ignorant, which is a great charm and a great peril.
Les Misérables (V4) By Victor Hugo
Context  Highlight   In BOOK 3: CHAPTER IV—CHANGE OF GATE
10  It is this peril, possibly imminent towards the close of the eighteenth century, which the French Revolution, that immense act of probity, cut short.
Les Misérables (V4) By Victor Hugo
Context  Highlight   In BOOK 7: CHAPTER III—SLANG WHICH WEEPS AND SLANG WHICH LAUGHS
11  Courfeyrac and others had accosted him two or three times, warning him of his peril, beseeching him to withdraw, but he did not hear them.
Les Misérables (V4) By Victor Hugo
Context  Highlight   In BOOK 14: CHAPTER II—THE FLAG: ACT SECOND
12  Each one for himself in times of peril.
Les Misérables (V4) By Victor Hugo
Context  Highlight   In BOOK 15: CHAPTER II—THE STREET URCHIN AN ENEMY OF LIGHT
13  Courfeyrac and Bossuet, whose brave good humor increased with the peril, like Madame Scarron, replaced nourishment with pleasantry, and, as wine was lacking, they poured out gayety to all.
Les Misérables (V5) By Victor Hugo
Context  Highlight   In BOOK 1: CHAPTER XIV—WHEREIN WILL APPEAR THE NAME OF ENJOLRAS' MIS...
14  It is always at its own risk and peril that Utopia is converted into revolution, and from philosophical protest becomes an armed protest, and from Minerva turns to Pallas.
Les Misérables (V5) By Victor Hugo
Context  Highlight   In BOOK 1: CHAPTER XX—THE DEAD ARE IN THE RIGHT AND THE LIVING ARE N...
15  And therein lies the great peril for those who run when she desires only to walk, or who walk on when she desires to halt.
Les Misérables (V5) By Victor Hugo
Context  Highlight   In BOOK 1: CHAPTER XX—THE DEAD ARE IN THE RIGHT AND THE LIVING ARE N...
Example Sentence:
1  The switch hovered in the air -- the peril was desperate -- "My! Look behind you, aunt!" The old lady whirled round, and snatched her skirts out of danger.
2  Mighty Mouse will save the day, hunting down every malefactor and rescuing innocent mice from peril.
3  The pernicious effect of this advertising on children is a problem that we ignore at our peril.
4  Anybody linked with the Republican cause would be in peril of their life under the Fascists.
5  Their perilous journey across the ocean has attracted public attention.
6  Learning without thought is labour lost; thought without learning is perilous.