Origin of dangerous
Examples from the Web for dangerously
Women are frequently reminded, too, that Barbie would be dangerously underweight if she were a real human.
Complete protection from random harm is perhaps the most dangerously unrealistic of fantasies.The Strange World of Political Assassination Fantasies|James Poulos|September 24, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The going rate for life jackets on board the dangerously rickety vessels tops $200, whether for men, women or children.Confessions of a Human Trafficker Who Smuggled Desperate Migrants Into Europe|Barbie Latza Nadeau|June 5, 2014|DAILY BEAST
But many careful observers believe that “dangerously stretched physicians” are actually what some people want.The Health-Care System Is So Broken, It’s Time for Doctors to Strike|Daniela Drake|April 29, 2014|DAILY BEAST
With airbrushing and digital manipulation, fashion can be an unobtainable image that's dangerously unhealthy.Cara Delevingne and Michelle Rodriguez's PDA-Filled Holiday; Emma Watson Talks Pressures of Fashion Industry|The Fashion Beast Team|March 31, 2014|DAILY BEAST
An angel of reasonableness seems to watch over him, even when he comes most dangerously near to an extravagance.Critical Miscellanies, Vol. I|John Morley
With a little tremulous laugh, dangerously akin to tears, she raises her soft palm to his cheek and tries to press him—from her.April's Lady|Margaret Wolfe Hungerford
The oval, tear-swept face was dangerously close to his now, and set his blood racing again in all the quick, hot madness of youth.The Ebbing Of The Tide|Louis Becke
But should the Long Island Indians prevail, an inroad upon the main would bring them dangerously near to the new towns.A short history of Rhode Island|George Washington Greene
At the storming of St. Sebastian he was dangerously wounded.The Loyalists of America and Their Times, Vol. 2 of 2|Edgerton Ryerson
British Dictionary definitions for dangerously
Word Origin and History for dangerously
early 13c., "difficult, arrogant, severe" (the opposite of affable), from Anglo-French dangerous, Old French dangeros (12c., Modern French dangereux), from danger (see danger).
In Chaucer, it means "hard to please, reluctant to give;" sense of "full of danger, risky" is from late 15c. Other words used in this sense included dangersome (1560s), dangerful (1540s). Related: Dangerously.
Idioms and Phrases with dangerously
see little knowledge is a dangerous thing; live dangerously.