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dangerous

adjective Exposing to danger; involving danger; pertaining to danger; referring to danger; potentially causing harm to persons or property; associated with danger and harm.
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Is an indefinite power to raise money dangerous in the hands of the federal government?
On the contrary," said Guph, "there are now hundreds of chickens in Oz, and they lay heaps of those dangerous eggs.
So that the governor got rid of the dangerous and the crazy prisoner at the same time?
At length the reflux of the tide, and the springing up of the wind, enabled them to quit their dangerous situation and take shelter in a small bay within Cape Disappointment, where they rode in safety during the residue of a stormy night, and enjoyed a brief interval of refreshing sleep.
The Bill of Rights of that State declares that standing armies are dangerous to liberty, and ought not to be kept up in time of peace.
The poor partisan, therefore, was fain to leave his vagabonds among these birds of their own feather, and being too weak in numbers to attempt the dangerous pass across the mountains to meet Captain Bonneville on Salmon River, he made, with the few that remained faithful to him, for the neighborhood of Tullock's Fort, on the Yellowstone, under the protection of which he went into winter quarters.
For travellers in the air, this situation is just as dangerous.
From my ledge to the base of the cliff is a matter of several thousand feet of dangerous climbing; yet I venture to say that the first ape from whose loins my line has descended never could have equaled the speed with which I literally dropped down the face of that rugged escarpment.
Yes, a dangerous matter -- so dangerous that even the most saintly dared only whisper their religious opinions with bated breath, lest something which fell from their lips might be misconstrued, and bring down a swift retribution upon them.
Well, what's more dangerous than coming here in the daytime
More dangerous have I found it among men than among animals; in dangerous paths goeth Zarathustra.
Point those dangerous weapons aside, I entreat of you; more for your own sakes, than for mine.