Definition of 'peril'
Example sentences containing 'peril'
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This meant the three tanks on the right flank were on their own and in great peril. The Sun (2016)We jeopardise that at great peril. Times, Sunday Times (2017)We are in the second decade of a century of great promise and great peril. Times, Sunday Times (2016)He saved me in all dangers and perils. Christianity Today (2000)Do they wonder why there is so little sympathy for their particular peril? Times, Sunday Times (2012)We all know the perils of taking a seat in the front row at a comedy gig. Times, Sunday Times (2012)We are in mortal peril of ending up discussing the price of fabric conditioner. Times, Sunday Times (2011)The halving of the oil price since the outline deal highlights the perils of forecasting. Times, Sunday Times (2015)Japanese researchers report on the great perils of the retirement cruise. Times, Sunday Times (2006)And yet we forget at our peril the biggest danger of all. Times, Sunday Times (2014)Those left alive were often in mortal peril. Times, Sunday Times (2007)But council officials said his greetings put pupils in mortal peril. The Sun (2013)They all know the perils of finishing second and are red-hot. The Sun (2011)We were much too credulous toward an administration's certainty in the face of great peril. Times, Sunday Times (2008)National and local government should run high-profile campaigns highlighting the perils of exercising too little. The Sun (2014)Surely there was one vantage point in the entire zoo from which the camera crew could have filmed without being in mortal peril? Times, Sunday Times (2007)But the Conservatives fear that the reduction in crews available might leave people stranded in peril at sea and in floods. Times, Sunday Times (2008)The sea is in peril. Times, Sunday Times (2013)O hear us when we cry to thee For those in peril on the sea. Times, Sunday Times (2007)For if anyone knows the perils of being rushed back too early it's Owen. The Sun (2007)Until then, at least, shipping companies will remain in peril on the sea. Times, Sunday Times (2013)So, at times of great and unusual peril, do some democratically elected leaders. The Bullet Catchers (1989)Everyone else is in mortal peril, so it's business as usual. Times, Sunday Times (2007)
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Translations for 'peril'
British English: peril NOUN
Perils are great dangers.
...the perils of the sea.
Definition of peril from the Collins English Dictionary
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