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risk

at risk
a. Social welfare vulnerable to personal damage, to the extent that a welfare agency might take protective responsibility

Risk

A measure of the probability of an adverse effect on a population under a well-defined exposure scenario.

risk

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(engineering)
The potential realization of undesirable consequences from hazards arising from a possible event.

risk

The expectation of loss. It is a function of the probability and the consequences of harm. See risk assessment.
References in classic literature ?
All Snawley's interest is to stick well to the story he has told; and all his risk is, to depart from it in the least.
Remember that there are some risks which are not worth while.
And yet, it seems to me that life holds so many compensations for you without your taking these terrible risks.
You are a man, and you may run risks which no young girl ought to encounter.
A more pliant woman would have taken this chance of an explanation, whatever risks attached to it; but to one of Mary's firm and resolute temperament there was degradation in the idea of self-abandonment; let the waves of emotion rise ever so high, she could not shut her eyes to what she conceived to be the truth.
We laid her head for the nearest port in Spanish America, for we could not risk the voyage home without fresh hands; and as it was, what with baffling winds and a couple of fresh gales, we were all worn out before we reached it.
And you would really run the risk for four thousand pounds?
She has formed some desperate project of contesting the possession of her father's fortune with Michael Vanstone; and the stage career which she has gone away to try is nothing more than a means of freeing herself from all home dependence, and of enabling her to run what mad risks she pleases, in perfect security from all home control.
2) Nothing is to be gained by reversing into a following gale, and there is always risk of a turnover.
An attempt and a risk seemed all commanding unto me; and whenever it commandeth, the living thing risketh itself thereby.
I had seen him risk his limbs blindly at a fox-hunt and in a cricket-field; and soon afterwards I saw him risk his life, just as blindly, in the sea at Brighton.
But if the word "missing" brings all hope to an end and settles the loss of the underwriters, the word "overdue" confirms the fears already born in many homes ashore, and opens the door of speculation in the market of risks.