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jeopardy
used in Moby Dick

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in danger of misfortune or suffering a loss
  • But in that gale, the port, the land, is that ship's direst jeopardy; she must fly all hospitality; one touch of land, though it but graze the keel, would make her shudder through and through.
    Chapters 22-24 -- Merry Christmas; The Lee Shore; The Advocate (48% in)
  • His greatest admirer could not have cordially justified his bringing his harpoon into breakfast with him, and using it there without ceremony; reaching over the table with it, to the imminent jeopardy of many heads, and grappling the beefsteaks towards him.
    Chapters 4-6 -- The Counter-Pane; Breakfast; The Street (70% in)
  • Among whale-wise people it has often been argued whether, considering the paramount importance of his life to the success of the voyage, it is right for a whaling captain to jeopardize that life in the active perils of the chase.
    Chapters 49-51 -- The Hyena; Ahab's Boat and Crew - Fedallah; The Spirit-Spout (28% in)
  • All alive to his jeopardy, he was going "head out"; that part obliquely projecting from the mad yeast which he brewed.
    Chapters 61-63 -- Stubb Kills a Whale; The Dart; The Crotch (24% in)
  • Again, if the dart be successful, then at the second critical instant, that is, when the whale starts to run, the boatheader and harpooneer likewise start to running fore and aft, to the imminent jeopardy of themselves and every one else.
    Chapters 61-63 -- Stubb Kills a Whale; The Dart; The Crotch (78% in)
  • Nevertheless, as the second iron is already connected with the line, and the line is running, hence that weapon must, at all events, be anticipatingly tossed out of the boat, somehow and somewhere; else the most terrible jeopardy would involve all hands.
    Chapters 61-63 -- Stubb Kills a Whale; The Dart; The Crotch (92% in)
  • But this was not the only jamming jeopardy he was exposed to.
    Chapters 70-72 -- The Sphynx; The Jeroboam's Story; The Monkey-Rope (82% in)
  • Because there were two boats in his wake, and he supposed, no doubt, that they would of course come up to Pip very quickly, and pick him up; though, indeed, such considerations towards oarsmen jeopardized through their own timidity, is not always manifested by the hunters in all similar instances; and such instances not unfrequently occur; almost invariably in the fishery, a coward, so called, is marked with the same ruthless detestation peculiar to military navies and armies.
    Chapters 91-93 -- The Pequod Meets The Rose-Bud; Ambergris; The Castaway (94% in)
  • ...other boat's crews, at the same time, but on the other hand, separated from the ship during the dark vicissitudes of the chase, there had been still another son; as that for a time, the wretched father was plunged to the bottom of the cruellest perplexity; which was only solved for him by his chief mate's instinctively adopting the ordinary procedure of a whale-ship in such emergencies, that is, when placed between jeopardized but divided boats, always to pick up the majority first.
    Chapters 127-129 -- The Deck; The Pequod meets the Rachel; The Cabin--Ahab and Pip (61% in)
  • And though the other boats, unharmed, still hovered hard by; still they dared not pull into the eddy to strike, lest that should be the signal for the instant destruction of the jeopardized castaways, Ahab and all; nor in that case could they themselves hope to escape.
    Chapters 133-135 -- The Chase--First Day; The Chase--Second Day; The Chase--Third Day (21% in)

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