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jeopardy

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Definition in danger of misfortune or suffering a loss

The expression double jeopardy specifically means to put someone at risk of conviction a second time after they have already been found innocent. It is unconstitutional to place someone in double jeopardy in the United States.

There is also a popular game show called Jeopardy that quizzes contestants on their knowledge of trivia.
  • She is in jeopardy of being kicked off the team.
jeopardy = in danger of suffering a loss
  • You have placed his immortal soul in jeopardy.
    London, Jack  --  The Sea Wolf
  • It would be unfortunate if anything were to happen to jeopardize the State Science Institute.
    Ayn Rand  --  Atlas Shrugged
  • jeopardize = endanger (put at risk)
    (editor's note:  The suffix "-ive" converts a word to a verb. This is the same pattern you see in words like apologize, theorize, and dramatize.)
  • What right have you got to jeopardize your job?
    Tennessee Williams  --  The Glass Menagerie
  • jeopardize = put in danger of loss
    (editor's note:  The suffix "-ive" converts a word to a verb. This is the same pattern you see in words like apologize, theorize, and dramatize.)
  • I knew that in so doing I was committing a sin—a deadly sin that would so jeopardize my immortal soul as to place it—if such a thing wore possible—even beyond the reach of the infinite mercy of the Most Merciful and Most Terrible God.
    Edgar Allan Poe  --  The Black Cat
  • jeopardize = put in danger of loss
    (editor's note:  The suffix "-ive" converts a word to a verb. This is the same pattern you see in words like apologize, theorize, and dramatize.)
  • There were rumors that a very important station was in jeopardy
    Conrad, Joseph  --  Heart of Darkness
  • I am thus abroad because sleep sits not upon my eyelids, but my heart is big with war and with the jeopardy of the Achaeans.
    Homer  --  The Iliad
  • Now do be careful of yourself, pray do, and consider what jeopardy you might have stood in.
    Dickens, Charles  --  Barnaby Rudge - A Tale Of The Riots Of 'Eighty
  • We could go out to dinner without worrying what family heirloom was in jeopardy.
    John Grogan  --  Marley & Me
  • Think of the jeopardy .... of his deeds.
    Dan Brown  --  Angels & Demons
  • "What I know will also jeopardize yours, General," I answered.
    Pat Conroy  --  The Lords of Discipline
  • (editor's note:  The suffix "-ive" converts a word to a verb. This is the same pattern you see in words like apologize, theorize, and dramatize.)
  • Do we put our world in jeopardy to preserve their family intact?
    Stephenie Meyer  --  Breaking Dawn
  • I don't intend to jeopardize my own sanity by making wild claims.
    Saul Bellow  --  The Adventures of Augie March
  • (editor's note:  The suffix "-ive" converts a word to a verb. This is the same pattern you see in words like apologize, theorize, and dramatize.)
  • Won't this jeopardize Rowan?
    Henry H. Neff  --  The Fiend And The Forge
  • (editor's note:  The suffix "-ive" converts a word to a verb. This is the same pattern you see in words like apologize, theorize, and dramatize.)
  • There's something touching about such moments that is jeopardized by running clothes.
    Don DeLillo  --  White Noise
  • (editor's note:  The suffix "-ive" converts a word to a verb. This is the same pattern you see in words like apologize, theorize, and dramatize.)
  • His life's work was in jeopardy.
    Dan Brown  --  The Da Vinci Code
  • "Most people believe," Hammond said stiffly, "that the planet is in jeopardy."
    Michael Crichton  --  Jurassic Park
  • The country was in peril; he was jeopardizing his traditional rights of freedom and independence by daring to exercise them.
    Joseph Heller  --  Catch-22
  • (editor's note:  The suffix "-ive" converts a word to a verb. This is the same pattern you see in words like apologize, theorize, and dramatize.)
  • And we cannot allow you, in your present state, to do anything that would jeopardize us all.
    Madeleine L'Engle  --  A Wrinkle in Time
  • (editor's note:  The suffix "-ive" converts a word to a verb. This is the same pattern you see in words like apologize, theorize, and dramatize.)
  • I've jeopardized everything for you .... for us.
    Simone Elkeles  --  Perfect Chemistry
(editor's note:  The suffix "-ive" converts a word to a verb. This is the same pattern you see in words like apologize, theorize, and dramatize.)

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