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Definition of Risk

  • Hazard; danger; peril; exposure to loss, injury, or destruction.
  • Hazard of loss; liabillity to loss in property.
  • To expose to risk, hazard, or peril; to venture; as, to risk goods on board of a ship; to risk one's person in battle; to risk one's fame by a publication.
  • To incur the risk or danger of; as, to risk a battle.
  • a venture undertaken without regard to possible loss or injury
  • the probability of being exposed to an infectious agent
  • the probability of becoming infected given that exposure to an infectious agent has occurred
  • a source of danger; a possibility of incurring loss or misfortune
  • take a risk in the hope of a favorable outcome
  • expose to a chance of loss or damage

How to use risk in a sentence. Risk pronunciation.

David knew that he ran risks, that his confidence invited the occasional madness of a fanatical mind, which makes murder of the infidel a passport to heaven; but as a man he took his chances, and as a Christian he believed he would suffer no mortal hurt till his appointed time.
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Sanin informs them that he will not fight a duel, because he does not wish to take the officer's life, and because he does not care to risk his own; but that if the officer attempts any physical attack upon him in the street, he will thrash him on the spot.
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As this dear man of God went peacefully on board the tender, running the risk of Mrs. Muller making the voyage without a chair, when for a couple of dollars she could have been provided for, I confess I feared Mr. Muller was carrying his faith principles too far and not acting wisely.
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A few days after this healing, she, with a consciousness that she was running a risk, lifted a heavy weight, and a numbness returned.
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One of the guides, at great risk, rushed after him and seized him by the coat.
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One of the guides, at great risk, had rushed after him, and seizing him by the coat, drew him down to a place of safety.
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The attorney assured him that there was not a shadow of a risk in going security for her, as her property would be more than ample to cover any claim.
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This case was one of extraordinary risk and apparently impossible achievement; but the Lord gave faith to try, and skill to win the victory.
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This staircase was so narrow, that a man with such a burden could not go down without great risk of falling; and M. de B-, having called his Majesty's attention to this, he summoned the keeper of the portfolio, whose duty it was to be always at the door of the Emperor's cabinet which opened on this staircase, and gave him the light, which was no longer needed, as the lamps had just been lighted.
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The next morning the Emperor asked me at his toilet if any one noticed the change he had made in the programme; and I replied that I thought not, though at the risk of falsehood.
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It was a very amusing scene for those who had no finery to spoil, and who ran only the risk of taking cold, to see these poor women drenched with the rain, running in every direction, with or without a cavalier, and hunting for shelter which could not be found.
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He said he would walk with her into Chancery Lane; there could be no risk in it.
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The girl's departure was a relief; but in the silence that followed upon silly talk, she had leisure to contemplate this risk, hitherto scarce taken into account.
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The bargain might be made; a strong man would carry it through, and ultimately triumph by daring all risks.
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But after a very brief acquaintance you never thought of his disfigurements at all, and talked to him as you might to Romeo or Lovelace; only, so many people, especially women, would not risk the preliminary ordeal, that he remained a man apart and a bachelor all his days.
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They are rowdy, ill-mannered, abusive, mischievous, fond of quoting obscene schoolboy anecdotes, adepts in that sort of blackmail which consists in mercilessly libelling and insulting every writer whose opinions are sufficiently heterodox to make it almost impossible for him to risk perhaps five years of a slender income by an appeal to a prejudiced orthodox jury; and they see nothing in all this cruel blackguardism but an uproariously jolly rag, although they are by no means without genuine literary ability, a love of letters, and even some artistic conscience.
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This is probably a folly, but I risk my repose upon it.
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I will run all the risk, because I shall have all the joy.
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However, the condition of the Countess offered her some consolation in the future, which she ought not to risk depriving herself of; and God might permit that this pledge of this unfortunate union might some day reunite the severed ties.
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To earn one's living is an obligation that can only be dispensed with at one's own great risk.
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Examples of Risk

Example #1
He was more Oriental, more fatalist, than he knew.
Example #2
A foreigner of this character they had never before seen, with coat buttoned up like an Egyptian official in the presence of his superior, and this wide, droll hat on his head.
Example #3
Enraged and bewildered by Sanin's unconventional method of dealing with the difficulty, the discomfited emissaries withdraw.
Example #4
Both are amazed at his positive refusal to fight, and hardly know which way to turn; the disciple of Tolstoi splutters with rage because Sanin shows up his inconsistency with his creed; both try to treat him like an outcast, but make very little progress.
Example #5
I was kept at the express office ten minutes after Mr. Muller left.
Example #6
He has not been prompt as I would have desired, but I am sure Our Heavenly Father will send the chair.