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Satirists occupy a perilous position—to skewer dogma and cant, and to antagonize the establishment while needing its protection.
It is a tricky and perilous path, but there are no realistic alternatives.There’s Only One Way to Beat ISIS: Work With Assad and Iran|Leslie H. Gelb|October 18, 2014|DAILY BEAST
But if Mare Nostrum ends, it could be a tragic day for migrants making the perilous crossing.Are European Rescuers Enticing Migrants to Their Deaths?|Barbie Latza Nadeau|September 7, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Unfortunately, this can result in sending a well-intentioned but perilous message.
And now Persecuted holds up a mirror to the perilous situation facing increasingly disenfranchised Christians in modern America.‘Persecuted’ Is the Christian Right’s Paranoid Wet Dream|Candida Moss|July 22, 2014|DAILY BEAST
At this perilous moment Don Rafael perceived that his horse was sensibly slackening his pace.The Tiger Hunter|Mayne Reid
It was a perilous adventure, with the ever present danger of falling into the sea.The Romance of Aircraft|Lawrence Yard Smith
His power is perilous in the partiality of will, and his heart full of hollowness in the protestation of love.
A suspicion flashed into her mind, knowing the perilous ways that sometimes had to be run.The Salamander|Owen Johnson
The men went back to their perilous work, (p. 346) harder by so much to all of them because two were gone.Children of the Tenements|Jacob A. Riis