Examples of peril in a Sentence
Just last week he issued a statement encouraging all Iraqis to participate in the election scheduled for January, and he called on the Iraqi government to start registering voters. The powers that be in Iraq ignore him at their peril. —Johanna McGeary, Time, 25 Oct. 2004
One lesson of both the law-school and the Paulin controversies may be the peril of making free-speech judgments at Internet speed. —Jeffrey Toobin, New Yorker, 27 Jan. 2003
The old man rose and towered over Cameron, and then plunged down upon him, and clutched at his throat with terrible stifling hands. The harsh contact, the pain awakened Cameron to his peril before it was too late. —Zane Grey, Desert Gold, 1913
People are unaware of the peril these miners face each day.
She described global warming as “a growing peril.”
Recent Examples of peril from the Web
That two people could overcome centuries-old cultural obstacles, the perils of modern dating and a critical illness and end up together is a great story.
But asking for anything in the current climate—even if no public money is involved—is fraught with peril.
His gallant initiative and heroic conduct in the face of extreme peril reflect the highest credit upon Pfc.
No one knows the political perils of even the perception of a poor federal response better than President George W. Bush, who was widely criticized for FEMA’s performance after Hurricane Katrina struck New Orleans in 2005.
But the nation's inland cities face perils of their own, including more intense storms and more frequent flooding.
This was her indoctrination to Fort Worth, a gateway to the perils of Las Vegas Trail, a woebegone four-lane strip on the city’s west side that stretches nearly a mile, from I-30 south to Camp Bowie Boulevard.
Unsuspecting children are surrounded by the drug’s fallout, invisible particles of peril that seep into carpets and bedspreads, and stick to walls, kitchen tables and TV remote controls.
Each chapter is titled for the mountain, waterfall or hiking route where a life is in peril: Rattlesnake Ledge, Pebble Creek, Otter Falls …
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Examples of peril in a Sentence
… she did more harm than all Frederick's diplomacy could repair, and perilled her chance of her inheritance like a giddy heedless creature as she was. —William Makepeace Thackeray, Vanity Fair, 1848
a tribute to the men and women who, as firefighters, peril their lives daily
PERIL Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of peril for English Language Learners
: the possibility that you will be hurt or killed or that something unpleasant or bad will happen
: something that is likely to cause injury, pain, harm, or loss
PERIL Defined for Kids
Definition of peril for Students
1 : the state of being in great danger The storm put our ship in peril.
2 : a cause or source of danger the perils of skydiving
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