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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR RISKING

Do this for the sake of her who is risking her life to save yours.

Why not add one good one to your account, by risking your life for the reformed faith?'

Risking all things, even reputation, for me, and I so unworthy.

The Rougons were risking the last sum they had at their disposal.

He began to hesitate, having an atrocious dread of risking his tranquillity.

England is risking all for peace, just as Webb risked all for money.

I have been risking my life every day for the last fortnight to keep her out of the house.

I fail to see the need of risking my neck to climb this goat stairway.

This is risking a fight every time—for Tengga's men look very black at us.

She must provide for them who were risking their lives for others.

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.

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