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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR DANGER

But the Lacedæmonians make it a rule never to speak of danger from their slaves.

When you get back, if you get a chance to see him privately, you may tell him there is no danger of that.

Dost think I can let thee go into a danger I do not partake?

They are barren, till the imagination has tenanted them with possibilities of danger and dismay.

She evidently preferred facing any danger to parting with her child.

The danger of the control of an ignorant electorate has therefore passed.

But the danger which arises from ignorance in the voter can not be denied.

It is a danger that lurks and hides in the sources and fountains of power in every state.

He had to sense the coming of danger before it showed its face.

There was danger, too--and the greatest--from Viviette, ignorant of Destiny.

WORD ORIGIN

mid-13c., "power of a lord or master, jurisdiction," from Anglo-French daunger, Old French dangier "power, power to harm, mastery, authority, control" (12c., Modern French danger), alteration (due to assoc. with damnum) of dongier, from Vulgar Latin *dominarium "power of a lord," from Latin dominus "lord, master" (see domain).

Modern sense of "risk, peril" (from being in the control of someone or something else) evolved first in French and was in English late 14c. Replaced Old English pleoh; in early Middle English this sense is found in peril.

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