at the risk of (doing something)

idiom

: despite the possibility of (doing something that could be considered improper, wrong, etc.)
At the risk of sounding rude, I have to ask you how old you are.

Examples of at the risk of (doing something) in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web For players unfamiliar with keyboard controls, the game can feel a bit overwhelming as the balance of movement, including precise jumping and switching to the glider requires timely input at the risk of death. Christopher Cruz, Rolling Stone, 25 June 2024 At the same time, Keir Starmer, Labour’s leader, has ruthlessly moved the party to the center since taking it over, doing so at the risk of alienating some of the party’s more left-wing supporters. Josh Holder, New York Times, 24 June 2024 This ensures that the preferences of the central bank are closer to the government’s, which can boost the central bank’s legitimacy in democratic countries, but at the risk of permeability to political influence. Ana Carolina Garriga, The Conversation, 14 June 2024 Critics warned against the SBC becoming overly prescriptive about certain doctrine for autonomous churches, while proponents said cooperation shouldn’t come at the risk of adherence to certain tenets. Liam Adams, USA TODAY, 12 June 2024 See all Example Sentences for at the risk of (doing something) 

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“At the risk of (doing something).” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/at%20the%20risk%20of%20%28doing%20something%29. Accessed 21 Jul. 2024.

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