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imperil
used in Moby Dick

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Definition
present a danger to
  • This improvement upon the original usage was introduced by no less a man than Stubb, in order to afford the imperilled harpooneer the strongest possible guarantee for the faithfulness and vigilance of his monkey-rope holder.
    Chapters 70-72 -- The Sphynx; The Jeroboam's Story; The Monkey-Rope (81% in)
  • And now it is struck; for, starting from his trance into that unspeakable thing called his "flurry," the monster horribly wallowed in his blood, overwrapped himself in impenetrable, mad, boiling spray, so that the imperilled craft, instantly dropping astern, had much ado blindly to struggle out from that phrensied twilight into the clear air of the day.
    Chapters 61-63 -- Stubb Kills a Whale; The Dart; The Crotch (61% in)

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