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Danger (noun)

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Dánger. n.s. [danger, Fr. of uncertain derivation. Skinner derives it from damnum, Menage from angaria, Minshew from δαιος, death, to which Junius seems inclined.] Risque; hazard; peril.

They that sail on the sea, tell of the danger. Ecclus. xliii. 24.

Our craft is in danger to be set at nought. Acts, x. 27.

I dare pawn down my life for him, that he hath writ this to feel my affection to your honour, and to no other pretence of danger. Shakespeare's King Lear.

More danger now from man alone we find,
Than from the rocks, the billows, and the wind.
Waller.

Sources: The Bible - Acts (20) · The Bible - Ecclesiasticus (27) · Junius, Francis (23) · Shakespeare's King Lear (144) · Menage, Gilles (5) · Minsheu, John (8) · Skinner, Stephen (55) · Waller, Edmund (63)

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Cite this page: Johnson, Samuel. "Danger (noun)." A Dictionary of the English Language: A Digital Edition of the 1755 Classic by Samuel Johnson. Edited by Brandi Besalke. Last modified: November 28, 2012. http://johnsonsdictionaryonline.com/?p=6395.


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