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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR INCURS

When Jeremiah does this zealously, he incurs not only hate but also the gravest dangers.

Here then we may note the Christian incurs great blame who neglects the poor.

She knows also the danger he incurs if detected by her kinsmen.

In the process, it incurs enormous trade and balance of payments deficits.

If he does, he incurs the penalty of being cursed by the Pope.

By abandoning himself to fate, each one incurs a share of the guilt.

The hunter who incurs no hardship complains that the sport is tame.

Certainly he incurs no bodily risk from the incivility of the pit or gallery.

So long as the auctioneer acts within his authority and reveals the name of his principal, he incurs no personal liability.

Undertaking to correct these, he incurs the enmity of many persons, and the ecclesiastical tribunal is filled with cases.

WORD ORIGIN

early 15c., from Anglo-French encurir, Middle French encourir, from Latin incurrere "run into or against, rush at, make an attack;" figuratively, "to befall, happen, occur to," from in- "upon" (see in- (2)) + currere "to run" (see current (adj.)). Related: Incurred; incurring.

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