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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

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

The longest absence is less perilous to love than the terrible trials of incessant proximity.
Edna St. Vincent Millay

I could not tread these perilous paths in safety, if I did not keep a saving sense of humor.
Horatio Nelson

It used to be the case that for an Irishman to come to the U.S. involved a perilous journey on a ship. It involved singing lots of songs before you left saying goodbye, and once you were in the U.S., it involved singing lots of songs about how you were never going to set foot in Ireland again.
Joseph O'Neill
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Perilous Translations

perilous in Swedish is farlig

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