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At the risk of overturning the machine he veered it sharply to the left.

And whatever our views of its cause, we can agree that children at risk are not at fault.

When a woman loves a fierce man she takes the risk of his fierceness.

Then, while they wondered whether they might risk it, he got worse.

Go back and tell them it would take too great a risk to try to fix me.

Something to strive for we demand, even at the risk of bereavement.

As for that precocious damsel, she would run no least risk of destruction by the satyr.

Isn't it a wonder that we ever take the risk of having one ring in our ears forever?

"No need of running any risk," he explained to the still figure beside him.

One married, happily or not as the case might be, and took the risk.

WORD ORIGIN

1660s, risque, from French risque (16c.), from Italian risco, riscio (modern rischio), from riscare "run into danger," of uncertain origin. The anglicized spelling first recorded 1728. Spanish riesgo and German Risiko are Italian loan-words. With run (v.) from 1660s. Risk aversion is recorded from 1942; risk factor from 1906; risk management from 1963; risk taker from 1892.

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