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endanger

(ĕn-dān′jər)
tr.v. endan·gered, endan·gering, endan·gers
To expose to harm or danger; imperil.

en·dan′ger·ment n.
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In the first instance they always succeed badly, and never compass anything; but when they can rely on themselves and use force, then they are rarely endangered. Hence it is that all armed prophets have conquered, and the unarmed ones have been destroyed.
My own folly had endangered me, my preservation I owe to the kindness, the integrity of another; but the unfortunate Mrs.
Nor have there been wanting learned exegetists who have opined that the whale mentioned in the book of Jonah merely meant a life-preserver --an inflated bag of wind --which the endangered prophet swam to, and so was saved from a watery doom.