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Example sentences from the Web for risky
So, he’s been exploring what kind of incentives will best lead drug companies to invest in the risky and costly business of vaccines.Will a Covid-19 Vaccine Change the Future of Medical Research? (Ep. 430)|Stephen J. Dubner|August 27, 2020|Freakonomics
At some point in the not-too-distant future, coastal properties could become too risky to insure at all, meaning property values would drop, meaning less money to build the things needed to protect against sea level rise in the first place.Morning Report: Power Company Challenged on Fire Prevention Plans|Voice of San Diego|August 25, 2020|Voice of San Diego
Instead of taking a risky 90-minute flight, I opted for the nine-hour drive.
The market environment that made the strategy profitable in the past — sparser and slower financial information, riskier economic policymaking and less efficient markets — was not coming back, she argued.
In the paper, titled Virus Transmission from Urinals, published in the journal Physics of Fluids, the researchers found that a urinal was potentially even more risky.
His section on why he and his wife split—he essentially chose soccer over her—would be risky if its candor were not so refreshing.
Siding with Obama on anything, no matter how sensical, is a risky move for a would-be Republican presidential candidate.
This makes for an unusual, and risky, subject for a musical stage show – one with origins as a kind of citizen journalism project.War Is About More Than Heroes, Martyrs, and Patriots|Nathan Bradley Bethea|November 12, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Opinion polls up until this week suggested that, while it may have been a risky strategy, he was ultimately right.Anarchy for the U.K.? British Leaders Panicking Over Scottish Vote for Independence|Nico Hines|September 10, 2014|DAILY BEAST
So he decided to go for broke with the risky strategy that is playing out in the courtroom, and in public opinion.Tough-Guy Pols Let Wives Take the Fall, Maureen McDonnell Edition|Eleanor Clift|August 26, 2014|DAILY BEAST
"Not exactly; that would be a little too risky," she replied.The Silent Bullet|Arthur B. Reeve
There was something in this, for there were hundreds then, where there are now dozens, and it was risky.Some Reminiscences of old Victoria|Edgar Fawcett
Clearly it was too risky to land and run across the fields; the dog would track the fugitives with the greatest ease.A Lively Bit of the Front|Percy F. Westerman
It was a risky guess to make on such evidence as Calhoun considered he had, but no other guess was possible.Pariah Planet|Murray Leinster
Lincoln took the full responsibility, as he often did when dealing with risky or unpopular 555measures.The Every-day Life of Abraham Lincoln|Francis Fisher Browne