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endangered

Ecology in danger: used esp of animals in danger of extinction
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The wind being as fierce as ever, we did not care to endanger the light in the lantern by rekindling the extinguished lamps on the staircase, but we examined the staircase from the bottom to the top and found no one there.
said the Jew, ``whom could it interest to endanger so poor a wretch as I am?
The emperor, and all his court, came out to meet us; but his great officers would by no means suffer his majesty to endanger his person by mounting on my body.