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Definition of Perilous

Perilous

  1. Full of, attended with, or involving, peril; dangerous; hazardous; as, a perilous undertaking.
  2. Daring; reckless; dangerous.

Perilous Quotations

There is nothing more difficult to take in hand, more perilous to conduct, or more uncertain in its success, than to take the lead in the introduction of a new order of things.
Niccolo Machiavelli

Revelation can be more perilous than Revolution.
Vladimir Nabokov

Conspiracies, since they cannot be engaged in without the fellowship of others, are for that reason most perilous; for as most men are either fools or knaves, we run excessive risk in making such folk our companions.
Francesco Guicciardini

Learning without thought is labor lost; thought without learning is perilous.
Confucius

Coward: One who, in a perilous emergency, thinks with his legs.
Ambrose Bierce
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Perilous Translations

perilous in Swedish is farlig
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