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noun as in danger, risk

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In the first chapter, rebellious Holly Sykes runs away from home and headlong into the melancholy perils of first love.

However, the war on online abuse, particularly with the agenda of making the Internet safe for women, has its own perils.

Either the Times buried the lede, or the perils of “oversharing” is the lede.

This is why Tocqueville puts such a stress on the perils of patronage.

Transcendence is a $100 million movie about a very complex subject: the perils and promise of artificial intelligence.

Perils lay thick on the right and on the left; and to keep far from one evil was to draw near to another.

No misfortunes could disturb the serenity of her soul, and no accumulating perils could daunt her courage.

The two lovers had four beautiful children and lived together in the most perfect happiness, sharing the same perils.

Light comes in straight lines only, and a movement of the body is necessary to perceive perils lying outside these lines.

I have helped the Indians in several salvages and I learned then that a little precaution often spares one many perils.


On this page you'll find 19 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to perils, such as: uncertainty, insecurity, jeopardy, vulnerability, hazard, and menace.

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