|Mawson, C.O.S., ed. (18701938). Rogets International Thesaurus. 1922.|
|Class V. Words Releasing to the Voluntary Powers|
|Division (I) Individual Volition|
| Section II. Prospective Volition|
| 3. Contingent Subservience|
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|NOUN:||DANGER, peril, insecurity, jeopardy, risk, hazard, venture, precariousness, slipperiness; instability [See Changeableness]; defenselessness &c. adj.|
exposure (liability) [See Liability]; vulnerability; vulnerable point, heel of Achilles; forlorn hope (hopelessness) [See Hopelessness].
[DANGEROUS COURSE] leap in the dark (rashness) [See Rashness]; road to ruin, facilis descensus Averni [Vergil], hairbreadth escape.
[APPROACH OF DANGER] cause for alarm; source of danger [See Pitfall]; rock -, breakers- ahead; storm brewing; clouds -in the horizon, - gathering; warning [See Warning]; alarm [See Alarm].
[SENSE OF DANGER] apprehension [See Fear].
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|VERB:||BE IN DANGER &c. adj.; be exposed to -, run into -, incur -, encounter- danger &c. n.; run a risk; lay oneself open to (liability) [See Liability]; lean on -, trust to- a broken reed; feel the ground sliding from under one, have to run for it; have the -chances, - odds- against one.|
hang by a thread, totter; tremble on the verge; totter on the brink; sleep -, stand- on a volcano; sit on a barrel of gunpowder, live in a glass house.
ENDANGER; bring -, place -, put- in -danger &c. n.; expose to danger, imperil; be proscribed; have ones name on the danger list; be overdue [naut.], be despaired of; be under sentence of death; jeopard, jeopardize; put ones head in the lions mouth; beard the lion in his den; compromise; sail too near the wind (rash) [See Rashness].
[See threaten] danger; run one hard; lay a trap for (deceive) [See Deception].
ADVENTURE, risk, hazard, venture, stake, set at hazard; run the gauntlet (dare) [See Courage]; engage in a forlorn hope.
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|ADJECTIVE:||IN DANGER &c. n.; endangered &c. v.; fraught with danger; dangerous, hazardous, perilous, periculous [obs.], parlous [archaic], unsafe, unprotected &c. (safe, protect [See Safety]); insecure, untrustworthy, unreliable; built upon sand, on a sandy basis; unsound, speculative, wild-cat.|
DEFENSELESS, guardless, fenceless [archaic], harborless, unsheltered, unshielded; vulnerable, expugnable, exposed; open to (liable) [See Liability].
aux abois [F.], at bay, with ones back to the wall; on the wrong side of the wall, on a lee shore, on the rocks.
PRECARIOUS, critical, ticklish; slippery, slippy; hanging by a thread &c. v.; with a halter round ones neck; between -the hammer and the anvil, - Scylla and Charybdis, - two fires; on the edge, brink, or verge of -a precipice, - a volcano, - an abyss, -a pit; in the lions den, on slippery ground, under fire; not out of the wood; in the condemned cell, under sentence of death; at stake, in question.
UNWARNED, unadmonished, unadvised; unprepared [See Nonpreparation]; off ones guard (inexpectant) [See Inexpectation].
TOTTERING, unstable, unsteady; shaky, top-heavy, tumble-down, ram-shackle, crumbling, water-logged; helpless, guideless; in a bad way; reduced to -, at- the last extremity; trembling in the balance; nodding to its fall (destruction) [See Destruction].
THREATENING [See Threat]; ominous, illomened; alarming (fear) [See Fear]; explosive; poisonous; venomous (insalubrious) [See Insalubrity]; rotten at the core.
ADVENTUROUS (rash) [See Rashness], (bold) [See Courage].
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|INTERJECTION:||STOP! look! listen! look out! look alive! look slippy! [colloq.]; below there! ware heads! beware! take care! prenez garde! [F.].|
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- Incidit in Scyllam qui vult vitare Charybdim.
- Nam tua res agitur paries dum proxinus ardet.
- Out of this nettle, danger, we pluck this flower, safety.King Henry IV
- Pleased with the danger, when the waves went high He sought the storms.Dryden