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Jeopardy meaning

jeopardy - 3 dictionary results

  1. 1. a source of danger; a possibility of incurring loss or misfortune; " drinking alcohol is a health hazard"
  2. 2. Exposure to death, loss, or injury; hazard; danger.
  3. 3. To jeopardize.

jeopardy - examples of usage

  1. In spite of all their own stress- every one of their elephants being in some degree of jeopardy- the mahouts gave as much attention to Gunpat Rao as they could. - "Son of Power", Will Levington Comfort and Zamin Ki Dost.
  2. But no one was willing to fight for the detested Bothwell, nor did Bothwell himself shew any inclination to put his person in jeopardy. - "Minstrelsy of the Scottish border (3rd ed) (1 of 3)", Walter Scott.
  3. " Your Majesty's sacred life has been, and will be still, in jeopardy, if their punishment is not severe; but I will make their fate such a lesson to others, that, from thenceforth, treason shall be unknown in the land; and these proud fidalgos shall no longer insult your Majesty with their haughty bearing. - "The Prime Minister", W.H.G. Kingston.
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