Definition of 'at risk'
Example sentences containing 'at risk'
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Your children sound to be at risk of emotional damage.The Sun (2015) Times, Sunday Times (2014) Times, Sunday Times (2008) The Crisis of Life on Earth - our legacy from the second millenium (1990) Times, Sunday Times (2006) The Sun (2014) Times, Sunday Times (2008)
But how do you know if your home is likely to be at risk?Times, Sunday Times (2006) Times, Sunday Times (2006) Times, Sunday Times (2007)
But he could still be at risk.The Sun (2010) The Sun (2015)
Academics doing sensitive work such as animal experiments could be especially at risk if their personal records are stolen.Times, Sunday Times (2013)
They are likely to be at risk more from their own incompetence with firearms than from any external hazard.The Bullet Catchers (1989)
The areas near the poles have been affected the least but these regions are at risk of damage through global warming.Times, Sunday Times (2008) Times, Sunday Times (2012) Peril and Promise: A Commentary on America (1990)
Gambling is putting at risk something of value, in hopes of getting something more valuable in return.Christianity Today (2000) Times, Sunday Times (2009)
Funding is also secure for cases involving domestic violence, forced marriages and where children are at risk of being taken into care.Times, Sunday Times (2010)
There is something more at risk, though, something less tangible.Times, Sunday Times (2013)
Within three years of being sent to boarding school four children in ten at risk of being taken into care became'star performers' at their schools.Times, Sunday Times (2007)
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