Definition of 'perilous'
Example sentences containing 'perilous'
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Exeter are in need of some good results - and quickly - given their perilous position just above the drop zone. The Sun (2016)In urban areas, the loss is owing to gardens that are too neat, an excess of buildings and perilous roads. Times, Sunday Times (2016)He blames poor spending in the summer for leaving the club in such a perilous position. The Sun (2014)This stops them dying on the perilous journey. The Sun (2016)We are on a perilous road that may lead to the opening of old sores. Times, Sunday Times (2012)And the pressure on them will only grow the longer this perilous situation goes on. The Sun (2013)Britain was indeed in a perilous position. Times, Sunday Times (2015)It turned out to be a far more perilous and arduous journey than he had thought possible. A Channel of Peace (1993)The most perilous position in the dressing room is not that of the captain but the man with the gloves. Times, Sunday Times (2008)The situation grew more perilous over the course of the day as it confirmed that it had moved to appoint administrators. Times, Sunday Times (2011)Most have been sent by their parents on a perilous journey across seas and continents in pursuit of a better life. Times, Sunday Times (2016)They keep taking this perilous journey. Times, Sunday Times (2015)How many cyclists will now retreat into vehicles, making the roads more perilous for others? Times, Sunday Times (2008)The club's position is increasingly perilous and new investment is needed quickly. The Sun (2015)His team's perilous league position otherwise. Times, Sunday Times (2015)Given their perilous position and a lack of goals for three matches, they will need it. Times, Sunday Times (2008)In between the two though there is a perilous journey, for us as much as for the robin. Times, Sunday Times (2014)It was a perilous situation. THE GUARDSMEN (2004)The northern half of the island is a mountain range covered with jungle, to which a perilous beach road nervously clings. Times, Sunday Times (2007)I thought my situation somewhat perilous. The Life and Adventures of William Cobbett (2005)Instead, stocks are running out and will have to be rationed, leaving roads perilous. The Sun (2010)Snow is with 50 of the surviving boats that made the original perilous voyage as they return to France. Times, Sunday Times (2010)
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In Common Usage. perilous is one of the 10000 most commonly used words in the Collins dictionary
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Translations for 'perilous'
British English: perilous ADJECTIVE
Something that is perilous is very dangerous.
...a perilous journey across the war-zone.
Definition of perilous from the Collins English Dictionary
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