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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.
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At the risk of spoiling my story and of being taken for a coxcomb, I state my intention at the outset.
You were too bold, sir; it won't do to run such risks.
In spite of the sort of divination which was the remarkable side of the character of Aramis, the event, subject to the risks of things over which uncertainty presides, did not fall out exactly as the bishop of Vannes had foreseen.
She doesn't understand that one's got to take risks," he observed, finally.
You are a man, and you may run risks which no young girl ought to encounter.
And as for the risk, there's risks in pretty near everything a body does in this world.
Fentolin went on, "that I spend a great fortune buying the secrets of the world, that I live from day to day with the risk of ignominious detection always hovering about me - do you think that I do this and am yet unprepared to run the final risks of life and death?
I wonder whether the risks and difficulties of keeping the nightgown were as much as I could manage, without having other risks and difficulties added to them?
I have forgiven him once already, and would subject him to a long and hard trial before forgiving him again, if I could live; but I must not run that risk.
But if I were sure they were raving--as I am morally certain one, at least, of them is down with fever--I should leave this camp, and at whatever risk to my own carcass, take them the assistance of my skill.
But for a man to come in the ordinary course of things to be a good soldier costs him all the student suffers, and in an incomparably higher degree, for at every step he runs the risk of losing his life.
Nor has any satisfactory reason been yet assigned for incurring that risk.