All of his supporters understand that it would be self-defeating to weaken Obama and heighten the risk of another step backward.
He realized that these were abnormal times and people who followed the normal rules were at risk.
“I leave my children at home, get on a plane, risk my life in dangerous areas for my job,” Rivera once said.
But choose someone who is too independent, and you risk creating tensions between the bureau and the White House.
David Foster Wallace touched on this risk in his essay on television and fiction.
This risk, however, which really was a very grave one, must be run.
Clif took the risk of trusting the man, and went on, leaving him with the weapon.
There was risk, of course, but Anthony Trent was always ready to take it.
But the stolid sergeant was apparently too much of a coward to take the risk.
"A 'll risk the time; it 'ill no tak mair than an 'oor," and he leaped the dyke.
1660s, risque, from French risque (16c.), from Italian risco, riscio (modern rischio), from riscare "run into danger," of uncertain origin. The anglicized spelling first recorded 1728. Spanish riesgo and German Risiko are Italian loan-words. With run (v.) from 1660s. Risk aversion is recorded from 1942; risk factor from 1906; risk management from 1963; risk taker from 1892.
1680s, from risk (n.), or from French risquer, from Italian riscare, rischaire, from the noun. Related: Risked; risks; risking.
The possibility of suffering a harmful event.
A factor or course involving uncertain danger, as with smoking or exposure to radiation.