Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.

EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR DANGERS

Festivals in honour of Zeus, because he delivered men from misfortunes and dangers.

The most malign of all these dangers today is disregard and disobedience of law.

He had not been outspoken, it is true, and herein lay one of the dangers.

It saves me, it carries me away spotless in the midst of dangers.

There are some dangers, however, against which we must be on our guard.

The first one paused, doubtful which of the two dangers to choose.

Who comes hither, among the beasts and dangers of the wilderness?

He knew not to what dangers she was exposed, or what fate threatened her.

To what dangers might she not be subjected, by the intolerant zeal of conversion!

He could no longer trust to chance and delay against the dangers of that abode.

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.

Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.