• WordNet 3.6
    • v endanger put in a dangerous, disadvantageous, or difficult position
    • v endanger pose a threat to; present a danger to "The pollution is endangering the crops"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Endanger To incur the hazard of; to risk. "He that turneth the humors back . . . endangereth malign ulcers."
    • Endanger To put to hazard; to bring into danger or peril; to expose to loss or injury; as, to endanger life or peace. "All the other difficulties of his reign only exercised without endangering him."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • endanger To bring into danger or peril; expose to loss or injury.
    • endanger To put within the danger (of); bring within the power (of).
    • endanger To incur the hazard of; cause or run the risk of.
    • endanger Synonyms To hazard, risk, peril, imperil, jeopard.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • v.t Endanger en-dān′jėr to place in danger: to expose to loss or injury
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  • Bernard Cooper
    Bernard Cooper
    “At the rate science proceeds, rockets and missiles will one day seem like buffalo -- slow, endangered grazers in the black pasture of outer space.”
  • Karl Kraus
    “Corruption is worse than prostitution. The latter might endanger the morals of an individual, the former invariably endangers the morals of the entire country.”
  • Marcus T. Cicero
    “Freedom suppressed and again regained bites with keener fangs than freedom never endangered.”
  • James Madison
    “Liberty may be endangered by the abuse of liberty, but also by the abuse of power.”
  • Harriet Martineau
    “Fidelity to conscience is inconsistent with retiring modesty. If it be so, let the modesty succumb. It can be only a false modesty which can be thus endangered.”


In literature:

Does not the keen fox-hunter endanger his neck and his bones in pursuit of a vermin, which, when killed, is neither fit food for men nor dogs?
"Clarissa, Volume 4 (of 9)" by Samuel Richardson
He thought of his property, while Mary thought of those whose lives had been endangered, if not lost, by the unhappy adventure.
"The Sea Lions" by James Fenimore Cooper
Or would he fall, spoiling the act and also endangering himself?
"Joe Strong The Boy Fire-Eater" by Vance Barnum
"Punch, or the London Charivari, Vol. 153, Sept. 19, 1917" by Various
The popular agitation was so violent that experienced statesmen feared a revolution which would endanger the throne itself.
"Beacon Lights of History, Volume X" by John Lord
Sir Percival confessed that Anne Catherick had a secret which endangered his position.
"The Worlds Greatest Books" by Arthur Mee, J. A. Hammerton, Eds.
He saw that any institution would be endangered with the verdict of the civilized world against it.
"Beacon Lights of History, Volume XII" by John Lord
The integrity of the fatherland would have been endangered.
"The Reign of Greed" by Jose Rizal
The only thing that might endanger it would be a blast of dynamite.
"The Moving Picture Boys at Panama" by Victor Appleton
But friendly and genial relations were endangered by the presence of two independent leaders.
"The Explorers of Australia and their Life-work" by Ernest Favenc
I can't say more without endangering the effect of Captain COKE'S ingenious shifts and spoofs.
"Punch, or the London Charivari, Vol. 153, Oct. 17, 1917" by Various
He is guilty of no crime, but a single word from him now will endanger my life.
"Elusive Isabel" by Jacques Futrelle
Why, it might even endanger my friendship with Sir Henry Clinton.
"An Unwilling Maid" by Jeanie Gould Lincoln
And why endanger such a husband's life?
"Tales of Ind" by T. Ramakrishna
Often heavy portions of the banks plunged into the river, endangering boats and men.
"Personal Memoirs Of A Residence Of Thirty Years With The Indian Tribes On The American Frontiers" by Henry Rowe Schoolcraft
Our overseer had not been long able to ride about the plantation after his accident, before his life was again endangered.
"The Anti-Slavery Examiner, Part 2 of 4" by American Anti-Slavery Society
The Southern interest must be extremely endangered by the present arrangement.
"The Anti-Slavery Examiner, Part 3 of 4" by American Anti-Slavery Society
Our overseer had not been long able to ride about the plantation after his accident, before his life was again endangered.
"The Anti-Slavery Examiner, Omnibus" by American Anti-Slavery Society
I didn't mean you to endanger your life for them.
"Stories by American Authors, Volume 6" by Various
The slightest progress of the Belgian army might have endangered their line of communications.
"Through the Iron Bars" by Emile Cammaerts

In poetry:

To my endanger'd soul draw nigh,
And save it from its misery!
O save me from the hands of those
I hate — O save me from my foes!
"Part Of The Sixty-Ninth Psalm" by Rees Prichard
When Moses, on the banks of Nile,
Lay in the ark expos'd awhile;
While thus endanger'd desolate,
Who stood to watch the infant's fate ?
"Enigma XXXVII." by Elizabeth Hitchener
Time was when to pleasure her girlish whim,
In my blind infatuation,
I've freely endangered life and limb;
Aye, perilled my soul's salvation.
"The Old Leaven" by Adam Lindsay Gordon
With glosses they obscured God's natural truth,
And with tradition tarnished His revealed;
With vain protections they endangered youth,
With layings bare they sealed.
"Honours -- Part II." by Jean Ingelow
"Peace! I think that some give ear;
Come no more, lest I get anger."
'Bliss, I will my bliss forbear,
Fearing, sweet, you to endanger;
But my soul shall harbour there.'
"Astrophel And Stella-Eleventh Song" by Sir Philip Sidney
'Tis not a work by saints, or angels, done,
But 'tis the Work of Jesus Christ alone,
Th' endanger'd souls of sinful men to save
From Satan's wiles, from hell, and from the grave.
"Christ Is All In All" by Rees Prichard

In news:

(UNDATED) The head of the US Fish and Wildlife Service says he expects the gray wolf in the Western Great Lakes to come off the endangered species list by the end of this year.
The National Marine Fisheries Service said it will consider whether the Nassau grouper should be protected as an endangered species.
It is the third killing of the endangered species since a law that allows hunters to shoot coyotes at night went into effect Aug 1.
Weighing about as much as three pennies, the endangered Indiana bat's habitation near Crocker Park has delayed construction of American Greetings new corporate offices.
With wolves' numbers rising, federal government – and many in West – want to take them off endangered species list.
Scientists recently confirmed that endangered scalloped hammerhead shark s have a fishy twin — a newfound species, still unnamed, that is distinct, yet very closely resembles the threatened sharks.
A new species of shark closely resembles the scalloped hammerhead, which is being considered for endangered species protection.
But Vladimir Putin did don white overalls and big black goggles as he took to the skies over northern Siberia in a motorized hang glider to help endangered cranes begin their migration to wintering grounds in Iran and India.
Putin pilots a hang glider to lead young endangered white Siberian cranes in flight.
Vietnam returns endangered turtle to Cambodia.
That climatologists are now the target of ideologically driven abuse from climate denialists whose carefully packaged preconceptions are endangered by inconvenient facts is hardly surprising.
Impacted too many lives in 62 years at Penn State to allow the ones he endangered with neglect dominate eulogies of his life.
Turtle Hospital staff discovered that the endangered turtle named "Good Hope" had died when they arrived at its tank Tuesday to prepare it for surgery.
Why North Carolina's Perdue Is the Most Endangered Governor.
But more study is needed to say how the endangered marine mammal's survival is affected.

In science:

We claim that if Φi is (ZT , Z ′t )-endangered, then one of the following statements is true: a.
A better algorithm for random k-SAT
To see this, assume that Φi is (ZT , Z ′t )-endangered for some t ≤ T ′ and a. –d. do not hold.
A better algorithm for random k-SAT
In order to prove that the graph G(Φ, Z, Z ′) has a matching that covers all (Z, Z ′ )-endangered clauses, we are going to apply the marriage theorem.
A better algorithm for random k-SAT
Furthermore, Phase 2 ensures that any (Z, Z ′ )-endangered clause contains three variables from Z ′ .
A better algorithm for random k-SAT
To apply the marriage theorem, we thus need to show that w.h.p. for any Y ⊂ Z ′ the number of (Z, Z ′ )-endangered clauses that contain only variables from Y ∪ (V \ Z ′ ) (i.e., the set of all (Z, Z ′ )-endangered clauses whose neighborhood in G(Φ, Z, Z ′) is a subset of Y ) is at most |Y |.
A better algorithm for random k-SAT
Assume that the graph G(Φ, Z, Z ′ ) does not have a matching that covers all (Z, Z ′ )-endangered clauses.
A better algorithm for random k-SAT
Then by the marriage theorem there are a set Y ⊂ Z ′ and a set M of (Z, Z ′ )endangered clauses such that |M| = |Y | > 0 and all neighbors of indices i ∈ M in the graph G(Φ, Z, Z ′ ) lie in Y .
A better algorithm for random k-SAT
Indeed, as each (Z, Z ′ )-endangered clause contains at least three variables from Z ′ , we have |Y | ≥ 3.
A better algorithm for random k-SAT
If more than one particle-like representations of |Yi could be found, the uniqueness of the classical limit and the meaningfulness itself of our particle concept would be endangered.
How Classical Particles Emerge From the Quantum World
Even if it sounds paradoxical, according to Peter such a perverse effect surely occurs whenever promoted people do change their task passing from the previous to the next level: in this way, incompetence will inevitably spread at the top of the organization, endangering its proper functioning.
The beneficial role of random strategies in social and financial systems
Especially global energy measures are endangered to violate the second condition and to render the quasiperiodic reference state unstable at T = 0.
Random tiling quasicrystals in three dimensions
Clearly, the Earth is not point-like, Kepler knew that, and geographers endanger their employment if they treat the Earth as a point mass.
Sociophysics Simulations
Hence, we can now set γ = 0 without endangering stability, and so ε = δ .
Questions of Stability near Black Hole Critical Points
Unfortunately, these same properties impede its removal from the tops of the structures, without endangering the microposts .
Enhanced single-photon emission from a quantum dot in a micropost microcavity
After enjoying a renaissance, the discipline is now becoming an endangered species.
Kaons: Review and Outlook