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- adj. Marked by jeopardy; dangerous or perilous
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Perilous; hazardous.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Exposed to jeopardy or danger; perilous; hazardous.
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Constant experience with jeopardous tasks has eliminated the human fear of danger, and even death, in its most tragic shapes, by long association has lost its terrors.
The forefronts or frontiers of the two corners, what with fords and shelves, and what with rocks be very jeopardous and dangerous.
The Second Book. The Second Book of the Communication of Raphael Hythloday, concerning the best state of a commonwealth, containing the description of Utopia, with a large declaration of the Godly government, and of all the good laws and orders of the same Island
For all the day before they had well advised the place and said among themselves: If the Englishmen come on us suddenly, then we will do thus and thus, for it is a jeopardous thing in the night if men of war enter into our lodgings.
The Battle of Otterburn. How Sir Henry Percy and His Brother with a Good Number of Men of Arms and Archers Went after the Scots, to Win Again His Pennon That the Earl Douglas Had Won before Newcastle-Upon-Tyne, and How They Assailed the Scots before Otterburn in Their Lodgings
But here it challenged man to essay a fall; for where it burst its way over rocky slopes were channels jeopardous and hardly navigable, sequences of foaming rapids, races of wild water swirling round opposing boulders, and careering indignant of restraint between long walls of beetling rock.
For all the day before they had well advised the place and said among themselves: 'If the Englishmen come on us suddenly, then we will do thus and thus, for it is a jeopardous thing in the night if men of war enter into our lodgings.
He said that demonstrates just how collected Pacquiao has become, which makes him even more jeopardous.
Monday, the fourth day of August, the aforesaid tempest en - dured still; and at afternoon, that day, the wind began to come large; but it blew so much, and the coasts were so jeopardous ot sands and rocks, that the same night the mariners durst not jeo - pard to take the sea, but lay still at anchor about the said isle.
It is clearly a dialect form of jeopard, and I make no doubt that juberous is a dialect variation of jeopardous, occasionally used as a form of dubious.]
"It puts us in a jeopardous position - it's one more chink in the armor that Reno is not a