perilous in a sentence
Example sentences for perilous
Her perilous dash from sandy nest to open sea is the first of many dangerous journeys she makes.
The floor is scummy and perilous to walk on.
The center is at the peak of its influence, a perilous place to be.
Since it's heeled onto one side, they'll have to learn how to walk on walls and scale the sloping, perilous decks.
Students are considered radical, and it is perilous to concentrate them together.
The crabs' have a surprising and perilous migration from the island's interior to the sea.
En route they encounter a variety of perilous adventures.
Aside from extravagance, gold is also reprising its role as a safe haven in perilous times.
Sharp one-liners are a given in debates, but there is a perilous downside to being glib.
Yet he was handsome, flirtatious, and charming to a perilous degree.
In this perilous situation, natural selection favours those who mature and reproduce early, to the cost of their growth.
She's younger and inexperienced, and the adventure she is taking is far darker, grittier and more perilous.
Submersible craft in the early years of their development were perilous to friend and foe alike.
It is perilous to do so, but you can do it if it does not become a pattern.
Between the two countries there is a perilous asymmetry.
Choose your own path as you read first-hand accounts of perilous westward journeys.
Nor is it apparent that doing so would be politically perilous.
During the day, the trenches were mostly quiet, as snipers made movement perilous.
Small significant steps in perilous times keep us moving ahead.
For the writer, winter is a backdrop to perilous stories of birth and the radiant exhaustion of new motherhood.
He's seen more than his fair share of perilous situations, but on each job he has to show the crew he knows his stuff.
Nor has it been shown that he had any enemy likely to enter upon the perilous task of manufacturing false evidence against him.
The situation for many exiles, meanwhile, has become perilous.
Every senior faculty member gave me some sort of advice on how to negotiate the perilous hiring and early-career waters.
Their perilous situation is attributed primarily to the over-harvesting of their eggs during the last century.
Who had groped as they were groping where dim ways were perilous.
Haynes climbed the spinning, rocking structure to a perilous and precarious perch high on the scaffolding.
We are in for perilous times.
Once, a group of travellers were on a perilous journey, in the course of which they had to cross a river.
Civil disobedience, however perilous, is enshrined in places that take liberty seriously.
Yet politicians of every camp have found it perilous to tackle, or even to acknowledge, this problem.
It's always perilous to use science to resolve festering public debates.
The last thousand feet down a steep slope of frozen, windswept scree were especially perilous.
It is a bright spot in the music industry's long, perilous journey to the digital world.
Scampering across the forest floor, where predators lurk, can be perilous.
But wrong happens anyway, it's why prognostication is a perilous business for all of us.
Again and again he devised perilous situations for himself to survive and his audience to gasp and shudder at.
Many animals are struggling through this time of perilous change.
Despite the perilous nature of the work, the efforts were worthwhile.
Hence that is a blind and perilous doctrine which teaches that the commandments are fulfilled by works.
Protecting the otters returned a sense of balance to the system, but a perilous one.
History is a guide to navigation in perilous times.
The process of moving from the specific to the general is both necessary and perilous.
Watch a recreation of how the builders might have made this perilous pilgrimage.
Intensive farming systems make industrial poultry and swine operations into breeding grounds for a host of perilous diseases.
Her boyfriend was about to embark on a perilous journey to foreign lands, taking only his spear and dog.
There are few things more perilous on tour than a free afternoon.
Leatherback hatchlings make a perilous journey from their nest to the ocean, and are not even safe once they make it.
Upon his release, he would have had to make a second and perilous adjustment to normal life.
Where the straits are perilous, more hungry spittle.
Such moves are likely to make an already perilous situation for public education much worse.
What is new is that many of them are negotiating that adolescence alone, in a particularly perilous place.
That's a perilous shot out of an elder-gun, that a poor and a private displeasure can do against a monarch.
Under these new social conditions youthful risk-taking became perilous, its penalties more severe.
Crosswalks can be especially perilous for the elderly.
Yet, in spite of these preparations, the start is more perilous.
In a dictatorship, even the simple task of interviewing a subject is potentially perilous.
Four seconds later, retrorockets fire breaking its perilous fall.
Stockholders of the oil companies are asking why the situation has turned so perilous.
When crude oil prices fluctuate wildly, as they have lately, government policy can be a politically perilous equation.
Knowing that such euphoria could be financially perilous, an individual might be able to put the brakes on his or her spending.
Jack careens from one perilous predicament to the next.
He tips her so far forward that her chin practically hits the floor-a perilous maneuver.
But for him the trip raises the perilous question of how much he really wants to know about his early life.
The author chronicles his potentially perilous diving search.
As generations of prospectors have since discovered, gaining that inch can be perilous.
Trace the path of miners through the perilous process of collecting ore and bringing it to the surface.
Again, bombing turned out to be perilous for the bombers as well as for the bombed.
In fact, twentieth-century trends suggest that disregarding history can be perilous.
Sorting out rank in the first place can be perilous for everyone.
After laying a single egg, the females make their perilous return to the fish-filled seas.
The habit led sometimes to perilous personalities in the sudden give-and-take of table-talk.
Yet sharing one's genetic information with family members can be perilous.