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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

(1) See RISC.

(2) The expectation of loss. Risk is a function of the probability and consequences of harm. See risk assessment.
References in classic literature ?
And there are some risks, my dear Florence, which are worth every drop of blood in a man's body, and every breath of life.
You can do it, if you will run the risk with Miss Jethro.
It's a pleasant illusion, but if you're thinking of the risks of marriage, it seems to me that the risk of marrying a person you're in love with is something colossal.
But my fears for Magdalen do not begin and end with the risk she is running at present.
I said, letting alone the risk,' replied Squeers, evasively.
It is of Mimi that I think--for her sake that I am willing to risk whatever is to be risked.
It went to all our hearts, I think, to leave them in that wretched state; but we could not risk another mutiny; and to take them home for the gibbet would have been a cruel sort of kindness.
It may be easily discerned also that the national government would run a much greater risk from a power in the State legislatures over the elections of its House of Representatives, than from their power of appointing the members of its Senate.
Besides," he added, his queer, gaunt face shining with delight, "there's a sportin' risk in every mile of it.
TWO THOUSAND POUNDS REWARD--The above sum may be earned by any one qualified to undertake delicate mission and prepared to run certain risk.
For the rich and the poor to marry is to risk, terribly risk, the very thing they would marry for --their love.
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.