in danger

idiom

1
: in a situation in which loss of life or serious harm is possible
We're still in (grave/great/serious) danger.
Their lives are in danger.
2
: in a situation in which something bad or harmful is possible
usually + of
She's in danger of failing.
We're all in danger of losing our jobs.

Examples of in danger in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Seemingly stray marks appear in danger of falling off the picture plane. Chadd Scott, Forbes, 13 Feb. 2024 The Red Crescent Society said on Thursday that the lives of 80 patients were in danger because of a lack of oxygen supplies and an inability to perform surgeries. Michael Levenson, New York Times, 9 Feb. 2024 The city, which has received multiple reprieves from being included on UNESCO’s list of world heritage sites in danger, also plans to implement a tourist fee for day visitors this spring and aims to limit the size of tour groups allowed this coming summer. Alison Fox, Travel + Leisure, 9 Feb. 2024 The craft ended up battered and tossed against the Long Beach breakwater near the mouth of Alamitos Bay, with those aboard scrambling up the rocks, temporarily safe but stranded and in danger. Howard Blume, Los Angeles Times, 5 Feb. 2024 In his 20th Cork O’Connor adventure, the northern Minnesota lawman’s family’s lives are in danger after the discovery of the shallow grave of a young Ojibwe woman. Mary Ann Grossmann, Twin Cities, 4 Feb. 2024 Animals at the ranch were not in danger and were unharmed, the fire department said. Kendrick Calfee, Kansas City Star, 3 Feb. 2024 In October, the Environmental Protection Agency said East Palestine residents were not in danger from contaminated drinking water, soil or air from the derailment, but some residents remain wary. Peter Eavis, New York Times, 28 Jan. 2024 The case complicates his life on many levels, especially as his daughter is covering the case for a newspaper and finds herself in danger. Andrea Duncan-Mao, Vulture, 28 Jan. 2024 See More

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“In danger.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/in%20danger. Accessed 25 Feb. 2024.

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