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perilous

perilous Sentence Examples

  • They obviously sensed that it would be perilous to tease Brandon.

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  • It was in these embarrassed and perilous circumstances that Cromwell summoned a new parliament in the summer of 1656.

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  • - Abu Bekr proved himself quite equal to the perilous situation.

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  • Efforts were made to escape the necessity of accepting the perilous aid.

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  • Such strong measures of suppression were, however, at once adopted against these perilous volumes, that of the quarto only a single fragment remains (Matt.

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  • That meant that their world--the real world--was not very far away, and that the succession of perilous adventures they had encountered had at last brought them near the earth's surface, which meant home to them.

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  • As in the case of Navarre, he was too wise to launch into perilous adventures.

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  • played a perilous game; but the stakes were high, and he fancied himself strong enough to guide the tempest he evoked.

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  • While Dean had no desire to participate in the new and perilous sport of ice climbing, he didn't share Cynthia total perplexity at why a sane human being would even consider subjecting himself or herself to such uncomfortable danger.

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  • For as yet he had not snatched the perilous boon of wisdom.

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  • Klber himself regarded the condition of the French invaders as extremely perilous, and wrote to inform the French republic of the facts.

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  • But for the sake of the independence of the Russian nation he resisted the temptation of taking this inviting but perilous short-cut to greatness.

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  • In these circumstances navigation is especially perilous for sailing craft.

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  • In order to reply to accusations brought against them, or in order to be confirmed in their functions, they had to travel to the Golden Horde on the Volga or even to the camp of the grand khan in some distant part of Siberia, and the journey was considered so perilous that many of them, before setting out, made their last will and testament and wrote a parental admonition for the guidance of their children.

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  • They had been members of the committee appointed in 1803 to "guard our privilegesin these perilous times," and had gradually taken their place on the missionary and other committees.

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  • On the high moors between Chollerford and Gilsland its traces are still plain, as it climbs from hill to hill and winds along perilous precipices.

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  • In the United States this artificial method has become a necessity, to prevent the upgrowth of alien communities, which might at some later date cause domestic trouble of a perilous character.

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  • The enemies of the Boyds instantly overthrew them, and the Hamiltons, a race of English origin, arose on their ruins to their perilous place of possible heirs to the crown.

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  • wide, and its entrance from the sea by small vessels, except in the finest weather, was a perilous undertaking, owing to the shifting sands and a dangerous bar.

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  • The inheritance was a perilous one; his mother and others would have dissuaded him from accepting it, but he, confident in his abilities, declared at once that he would undertake its obligations, and discharge the sums bequeathed by the dictator to the Roman people.

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  • He crossed the perilous defile of Dervenaki unopposed; and at the news of his approach most of the members of the Greek government assembled at Argos fled in panic terror.

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  • Fortunately he went to no perilous lengths; the worst we hear of is a passion for gaming.

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  • The motives of German intervention in the Eastern Question were ostensibly commercial; but the Bagdad railway concession, postulating for its ultimate success the control of the trade route by way of the Euphrates valley, involved political issues of the highest moment and opened up a new and perilous phase of the question of the Middle East.

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  • Winter, having secured nothing but vain promises from the constable, returned to England about the end of April, bringing with him Guy Fawkes, a man devoted to the Roman Catholic cause and recommended for undertaking perilous adventures.

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  • A desire to observe the phenomenon from a nearer point of view, and also to rescue some of his friends, from their perilous position on the shore of the Bay of Naples, led to his launching his galleys and crossing the bay to Stabiae (Castellamare), where he perished, in the fifty-sixth year of his age.

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  • Five years later Cavelier de la Salle was making his toilsome way westward from Quebec to discover the true character of the great river and to perform the feat, perilous in view of the probable hostility of the natives, of descending it to the sea.

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  • Seeing the perilous drift of things, he had tried to get into touch with the king; and it was on his advice that Louis, on the fatal loth, took refuge in the Assembly.

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  • He thus at least avoided an open rupture with the new emperor - a rupture which would have been all the more perilous on account of the religious revolution now imminent in Germany.

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  • Early in 1915, while the situation in the protectorate was still perilous, a revolt of natives occurred in the Shire Highlands.

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  • In spite of Dunstan's reforms at the end of the 10th century, the Norman Lanfranc found so many wedded priests that he dared not decree their separation; and when his successor St Anselm attempted to go further, this seemed a perilous novelty even to so distinguished an ecclesiastic as Henry of Huntingdon, who wrote: "About Michaelmas of this same year (1102) Archbishop Anselm held a council in London, wherein he forbade wives to the English priesthood, heretofore not forbidden; which seemed to some a matter of great purity, but to others a perilous thing, lest the clergy, in striving after a purity too great for human strength, should fall into horrible impurity, to the extreme dishonour of the Christian name" (lib.

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  • This excess of male births, which is usual, has been ascertained to find its equilibrium, through a higher rate of infant mortality among the males, about the tenth year of life, and is finally changed by perilous male occupations and other causes, including the stronger tendency of males to emigration.

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  • The duchy of Savoy in his days became a kingdom, and Sardinia, though it seemed a poor exchange for Sicily, was a far less perilous possession than the larger and wealthier island would have been.

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  • He returned accordingly to his lonely and perilous vigil on the 4th of November.

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  • Formed for mercenary warfare, they proved a perilous instrument in the hands of those who used them, and were hardly less injurious to their friends than to their foes.

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  • At length, in August 1773, Johnson crossed the Highland line, and plunged courageously into what was then considered, by most Englishmen, as a dreary and perilous wilderness.

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  • Before the final establishment of the new kingdom of Greece, the Eastern question had late in 1831 entered into a new and more perilous phase, owing to the revolt of Mehemet The Syrian .

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  • He survived the reign of Henry VIII., that perilous age for the Howards, with no worse misadventure than the conviction of himself and his wife of misprision of treason in concealing the offences of his niece, Queen Catherine.

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  • This perilous expedition, a monumental instance of courage and loyalty, had no substantial result.

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  • After a perilous voyage to Thrace, Delos, Crete and Sicily (where his father dies), he is cast up by a storm, sent by Juno, on the African coast.

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  • He won a brilliant victory off Tenedos, and had he been more of a patriot and less of a party man he might have ended a perilous war.

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  • This intervening period was the most perilous epoch in the history of the ante-Nicene Church.

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  • In the versions more closely connected with the Grail story the name of the chosen knight appears on his seat, and there is one vacant place, the Siege perilous, eventually to be filled by the Grail winner.

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  • He reached Ilerda (Lerida) on the 23rd of June and, after extricating his army from a perilous situation, outmanoeuvred Pompey's lieutenants and received their submission on the 2nd of August.

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  • In 1639 he published a series of arguments against atheism, in which the Cartesian views were not obscurely indicated as perilous for the faith, though no name was mentioned.

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  • Cromwell was outmanoeuvred and in a perilous situation, completely cut off from England and from his supplies except from the sea.

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  • But this violent and perilous upset of the internal liberties of the republic did not last long.

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  • His address to Arcadius (De regno) is full of advice as to the studies of a wise ruler in such perilous times.

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  • Saul's daughter Michal loved him; and her father, whose jealousy continued to increase, resolved to put the young captain on a perilous enterprise, promising him the hand of Michal as a reward of success, but secretly hoping that he would perish in the attempt.

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  • Rosecrans, however, won the battle of Corinth (October 3-4), though on the evening of the 3rd he had been in a perilous position.

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  • The position of queen consort to a Scottish king was a difficult and perilous one, and Anne was attacked in connexion with various scandals and deeds of violence, her share in which, however, is supported by no evidence.

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  • In 1489 he was accused of magic before Pope Innocent VIII., and had to secure the good offices of Francesco Soderini, Ermolao Barbaro, and the archbishop Rinaldo Orsini, in order to purge himself of a most perilous imputation.

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  • During the course of the 19th century in Scottish Presbyterianism the affirmation of Christ's atoning death for all men, the denial of eternal punishment, the modification of the doctrine of the inspiration of the Scriptures by acceptance of the results of the Higher Criticism, were all censured as perilous errors.

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  • He undertook the long and perilous journey from Sardis to the Persian capital Susa, visited Babylon, Colchis, and the western shores of the Black Sea as far as the estuary of the Dnieper; he travelled in Scythia and in Thrace, visited Zante and Magna Graecia, explored the antiquities of Tyre, coasted along the shores of Palestine, saw Gaza, and made a long stay in Egypt.

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  • On the 14th Richard II., a boy of fourteen, undertook the perilous enterprise of riding out to confer with the rebels beyond the city wall.

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  • Such changes are so rapid and on so vast a scale, and the corroding power of the current on the bank so irresistible, that in Lower Bengal it is considered perilous to build any structure of a large or permanent character on its margin.

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  • In order to break down the desperate, and in many places organized, resistance of the clergy, he did not shrink from the perilous course, so contrary to his general policy, of subjecting them to the judgment of the laity.

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  • Meanwhile the league of Cambray had disturbed the peace of Italy, and Florence found herself in a perilous position between Spain and France.

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  • Gladstone once said of himself and his Peelite colleagues, during the period of political isolation, that they were like roving icebergs on which men could not land with safety, but with which ships might come into perilous collision.

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  • Thenceforward it was in the name of Christ that persecutions took place in an Empire now entirely won over to Christianity, In Gaul the most famous leader of this first merciless, if still perilous crusade, was a soldier-monk, Saint Martin of Tours.

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  • Valuing his friendship, she had developed a knack for turning the conversation on a less perilous course.

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  • refugee camps in France have made perilous trips to gain entry to the United Kingdom.

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  • Scale enormous mountains or climb perilous catwalks above docked ships.

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  • Thus, with the succession uncertain, with the Turk at the very door, with the prospect, dismal at the best, of a long minority, the political outlook was both embarrassing and perilous.

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  • Silt-banks and surf-washed bars render the entrance to these rivers perilous.

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  • He did not yield at once; a second letter from the viceroy, the news of Nanshan, and above all a signed order from the tsar himself, " Inform General Kuropatkin that I impose upon him all the responsibility for the fate of Port Arthur," were needed to bring him definitely to execute a scheme which in his heart he knew to be perilous.

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  • When, however, in September the English (under the earl of Salisbury) invested Orleans, the key to the south of France, she renewed her efforts with Baudricourt, her mission being to relieve Orleans and crown the dauphin at Reims. By persistent importunity, the effect of which was increased by the simplicity of her demeanour and her calm assurance of success, she at last prevailed on the governor to grant her request; and in February 1429, accompanied by six men-at-arms, she set out on her perilous journey to the court of the dauphin at Chinon.

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  • wind, which renders navigation perilous among the islands off the coast, and, in winter, blocks the roads and railway-cuttings with deep snowdrifts..

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  • perilous mission in 1924 to conquer Everest.

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  • The same day King Michael died and Sobieski, determined to secure the throne for himself, hastened to the capital, though Tatar bands were swarming over the frontier and the whole situation was acutely perilous.

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  • A virgin martyr who is threatened with loss of honour as a bitterer punishment than loss of life offers points as powerful as they are perilous.

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  • The opening, in November 1863, of the railway from Cape Town to Wellington, begun in 1859, and the construction in 1860 of the great breakwater in Table Bay, long needed on that perilous coast, marked the beginning in the colony of public works on a large scale.

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  • The exigencies, moreover, of their perilous career readily wasted their suddenly acquired gains.

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  • A miserable remnant alone escaped destruction in its perilous flight round the north and west of Scotland.

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  • He fitted out an expedition at Loxa in Ecuador, descended the Rio Santiago to the Maranon, passed through the perilous Pongo in 1557 and invaded the country of the Maynas Indians.

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  • For Hugh of St Victor dialectic was both insufficient and perilous.

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  • Invested with supreme power at this perilous juncture, Stambolov displayed all the qualities of an able diplomatist and an energetic ruler.

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  • Frank, 1907), as well as his perilous relation to Eleonore Grunow, the wife of a Berlin clergyman, are proof and illustration.

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  • The agreeable versidecadence fication of an amateur like Ausonius, the refined of GauL panegyrics of a Eumenius, disguising nullity of thought beneath elegance of form, already foretold the perilous sterility of scholasticism.

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  • The reformers had now no leaders, and their situation seemed as perilous as that of their co-religionists in the Netherlands; while the sieges of La Rochelle and Leiden, the enforced exile of the prince of Orange, and the conversion under pain of death of Henry of Navarre and the prince of Cond, made the common danger more obvious.

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  • With the consent of his associates, Dr Whitman started from the station (3rd October 1842) on the perilous winter journey over the Rocky Mountains and across the plains for the missionary headquarters at Boston, to urge the revocation of the order.

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  • The French government now asked to be allowed to march into Spain, as Austria had marched into Naples, as the mandatory of the powers, for the purpose of putting a stop to a state of things perilous alike to herself and to all Europe.

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  • This good feeling was unfortunately not destined to be of long duration; and in the following year the struggle between the antagonistic forces in Spain once more produced a perilous crisis.

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  • The Egyptian government was too busily engaged in suppressing Arabi's revolt to be able to send any help to Abdel Kader, and in September 1882, when the British troops entered Cairo, the position in the Sudan was very perilous.

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  • Yes, I considered we might die here but it was a relief to take action, no matter how perilous.

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  • Thus was created a major climbing facility and, in the process, an additional invitation for winter tourists, earning the small town a reputation as a growing Mecca for this exciting and perilous sport.

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  • His 2003 film Touching the Void earned worldwide acclaim for its gripping true account of two climbers ' perilous journey in the Peruvian Andes.

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  • A few from the refugee camps in France have made perilous trips to gain entry to the United Kingdom.

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  • Indeed, Anglicans prided themselves on their ability to steer a safe course between the perilous rocks of early modern theological disputation.

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  • We publish his latest oeuvre, Perilous Power, in March.

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  • perilous quest, watched over by the Gods on Mount Olympus.

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  • perilous journey to Britain last year, for example, came from Iraq.

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  • perilous voyage across the Taiwan Strait or in the difficult conditions on the island.

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  • perilous adventure.

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  • perilous situation indeed in Iraq.

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  • At the Schwaben Redoubt the situation of the Ulstermen became increasingly perilous.

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  • Quite apart from the violence of the explosion, Gore was in an extremely perilous situation.

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  • The family trek through often perilous conditions, over rivers and through rainforests, contending with the elements.

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  • Still staging special events if not so perilous the Botanic Garden today comprises three parts.

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  • We are in a very perilous situation indeed in Iraq.

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  • I regret that I did not measure this, but I was very hot and tired after a somewhat perilous cliff walk.

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  • More important, the vital shipping lane into London became infinitely less perilous.

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  • The future looks just as perilous for the company.

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  • The'second reading ' vote on his schools reform bill remains more perilous than anything he faced this week.

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  • As their situation grows more perilous, the two strangers struggle to find out who Bourne really is and why they are being hunted.

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  • This state is made even more perilous by Antony's infatuation with Cleopatra.

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  • It's the quiet ones that may prove perilous to him.

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  • Plot Outline: Jason sets out on a perilous quest to find the Golden Fleece and leads a team of adventurers called the Argonauts.

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  • There are souls that think that snide remarks merely distinguish the factions who are complacent in these perilous times.

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  • What can I do that will enable me to rescue all these kind mother sentient beings from this perilous predicament?

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  • The holy travelers proceeded on their perilous journey on foot, leading a little ass, carrying some books and sacred vestments.

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  • When the storm had passed Avicenna returned with the amir to Hamadan, and carried on his literary labours; but at length, accompanied by his brother, a favourite pupil, and two slaves, made his escape out of the city in the dress of a Sufite ascetic. After a perilous journey they reached Isfahan, and received an honourable welcome from the prince.

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  • In 533 the command of the expedition against the Vandal kingdom in Africa, a perilous office, which the rest of the imperial generals shunned, was conferred on Belisarius.

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  • To avoid the vengeance of the emperor, she fled with him to the court of the sultan of Damascus; but not deeming themselves safe there, they continued their perilous journey through Persia and Turkestan,round the Caspian Sea and across Mount Caucasus, until at length they settled among the Turks on the borders of Trebizond.

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  • Throughout this perilous transitional period Sigismund's was the hand which successfully steered the ship of state amidst all the whirlpools that constantly threatened to engulf it.

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  • With the memory of Tilsit still fresh in men's minds, it was not unnatural that to cynical men of the world like Metternich he merely seemed to be disguising " under the language of evangelical abnegation " vast and perilous schemes of ambition.

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  • Although 'she actual rising might have appeared a mere outburst of frantic passion, the private examinations of the most prominent conspirators disclosed to the government a plot so widely spread, and involving so many of the highest in the land, that it would have been perilous to have pressed home accusations against all who might be implicated.

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  • The painting was interpreted as symbolizing Britain 's undefended coastline and her perilous, sheep-like disregard for the threat of invasion by Napoleon.

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  • You can trace our risk-taking ethos back to the risk our ancestors who made a perilous ocean crossing.

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  • Navigating a teenage girl's closet can be perilous.

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  • My second and more plausible consideration was that few people had been able to come because of the bitter cold January night and the perilous snow-covered roads.

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  • Sidewalks, parking lots, roads, everything was covered with snow and ice and was perilous.

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  • When you're jumping from perilous heights, the last thing you want is something flying into your eye.

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  • Supreme Scream tower ride that reaches 254 feet in the air, the Boomerang steel coaster, and the Perilous Plunge water ride for heart thumping excitement.

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  • Join the Bard's perilous adventures as he becomes an unlikely hero.

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  • Recruiting a scriptwriter, an actress and a couple of sailors, the group goes on a perilous journey to a place where dinosaurs, savage islanders and the 25-foot tall King Kong gorilla roam freely.

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  • In Toy Story 3, they are donated to Sunnyside Day Care along with the rest of Andy's toys and are instrumental in saving the others from a perilous situation.

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  • In fact, many gluten-intolerant individuals are unaware that common cosmetics and toiletries can be just as perilous as gluten-containing foods.

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  • The main function of cleats is to provide dependable traction on otherwise perilous surfaces.

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  • Trying to scale a large, steep hill on ice is a perilous task, and often the trucks tip over.

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  • Rodogune (1644) was a brilliant success; Theodore (1645),(1645), a tragedy on a somewhat perilous subject, was the first of Corneille's plays which was definitely damned.

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