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Definition of Peril


  1. Danger; risk; hazard; jeopardy; exposure of person or property to injury, loss, or destruction.
  2. To expose to danger; to hazard; to risk; as, to peril one's life.
  3. To be in danger.

Peril Quotations

I've never owned an actual trail-running shoe myself, but maybe I should. My favorite paths are fraught with peril, much of it skulking at shoelace level. A rock, a root, an errant pine cone. Wham, and you're down, choking in dust and picking pebbles from wounds in your forearms and knees.
Don Kardong

Enslave the liberty of but one human being and the liberties of the world are put in peril.
William Lloyd Garrison

America's demographic shift was obvious to everyone in the 2010 Census - but Republicans stubbornly rejected math, facts, and polls to their electoral peril. While Republicans tailored their platform by and for the pale stale and male, among us, Obama and Democrats are embracing America's diverse mosaic.
Christine Pelosi

America must not ignore the threat gathering against us. Facing clear evidence of peril, we cannot wait for the final proof, the smoking gun that could come in the form of a mushroom cloud.
George W. Bush

You say that you are my judge; I do not know if you are; but take good heed not to judge me ill, because you would put yourself in great peril.
Joan of Arc
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Peril Translations

peril in Danish is fare
peril in Dutch is onraad, nood, gevaar, perikel
peril in Finnish is vaara
peril in French is danger
peril in German is Risiko, riskieren, Gefahr
peril in Hungarian is veszedelem
peril in Italian is pericolo
peril in Norwegian is fare
peril in Portuguese is perigo
peril in Spanish is peligro
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