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That’s perilous, because into every life fall challenges that require actual wisdom and hard-won insight.Paulo Coelho’s ‘The Archer’ aims for profundity but misses|Ron Charles|November 11, 2020|Washington Post
Now, over 10,000 years later, fossilized footprints reveal that possibly perilous journey.The longest trail of fossilized human footprints hints at a risky Ice Age trek|Aayushi Pratap|October 26, 2020|Science News
Almost overnight, Singapore’s perilous food supply became one of the most visible consequences of an otherwise invisible crisis.
Later analysis showed the president’s condition was far more serious than the public — or even Lincoln — knew, and it hit at a time far more perilous for America than now.
It sits in a shipping channel known as the Seymour Narrows, which has infamously perilous tidal currents.
How many Benny Hill scenes involved the creepy, portly man zooming about perilously near an unfathomably stacked woman?
Miraculously, no one died that day, though Deborah Cotton came perilously close.19 of Us Were Shot on Mother’s Day, But New Orleans Dropped the Attempted Murder Charges|Mark Hertsgaard|May 9, 2014|DAILY BEAST
We think not - especially as William reportedly bowled a 'wild full toss' ball which went perilously close to the royal head.
In the abstract, these harsh truths steer the soul perilously close to selfishness or, worse, Objectivism.Big Business Bullies Americans into the Machinery of Common Core|James Poulos|March 20, 2014|DAILY BEAST
It is an everyplace, thoroughly Irish but perilously vulnerable to changes in the prevailing global winds.
He came perilously near to saying impetuously a hundred things he had determined that he must not say.The Wave|Algernon Blackwood
"The man knew his place, but you came perilously near making a fool of yourself this morning, my dear," she said.Winston of the Prairie|Harold Bindloss
During these three months there were moments when he felt himself perilously close to the borders of his sanity.The Woman Gives|Owen Johnson
Opportunities were narrowing down rapidly—the canoe was perilously close, and so many of his bullets went astray.Menotah|Ernest G. Henham
The pinkey came up perilously close; then, just barely in time, sheered off so that its boom almost came aboard the Viking.The Rival Campers Afloat|Ruel Perley Smith