perilousness


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Synonyms for perilousness

the state of being dangerous

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150) As direct participants in hostilities, voluntary human shields bore the battle's perilousness and compromised their immunity; hence they should not be considered in the assessment of proportionality.
No: the reason was this: that from the fatal experiences of the fishery there hung a terrible prestige of perilousness about such a whale as there did about Rinaldo Rinaldini, insomuch that most fishermen were content to recognize him by merely touching their tarpaulins when he would be discovered lounging by them on the sea, without seeking to cultivate a more intimate acquaintance.
Does the average Briton feel remotely as much as the generation of, say, Selwyn Lloyd and Suez, the perilousness of 1940, and the unalloyed grandeur of Sir Winston?
One minute you're waiting for your A-Level results and longing for freedom in the form of a grotty student house and piles of washing up that would rival Mount Kilimanjaro both in size and perilousness, the next you are 11 years older than the freshers chatting excitedly on the bus about snakebite and black.
Perilousness was taken to an extreme during the collaborative's residency in the World Trade Center studio program a year ago, for which they constructed The B-Thing, a cantilevered balcony that extended Out an open window on the ninety-first floor; all images and references to that project were removed from this exhibition.