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English Dictionary: dangerously by the DICT Development Group
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:
dangerously
adv
  1. in a dangerous manner; "he came dangerously close to falling off the ledge"
    Synonym(s): perilously, hazardously, dangerously
From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Dangerous \Dan"ger*ous\, a. [OE., haughty, difficult, dangerous,
      fr. OF. dangereus, F. dangereux. See {Danger}.]
      1. Attended or beset with danger; full of risk; perilous;
            hazardous; unsafe.
  
                     Our troops set forth to-morrow; stay with us; The
                     ways are dangerous.                           --Shak.
  
                     It is dangerous to assert a negative. --Macaulay.
  
      2. Causing danger; ready to do harm or injury.
  
                     If they incline to think you dangerous To less than
                     gods.                                                --Milton.
  
      3. In a condition of danger, as from illness; threatened with
            death. [Colloq.] --Forby. Bartlett.
  
      4. Hard to suit; difficult to please. [Obs.]
  
                     My wages ben full strait, and eke full small; My
                     lord to me is hard and dangerous.      --Chaucer.
  
      5. Reserved; not affable. [Obs.] [bd]Of his speech
            dangerous.[b8] --Chaucer. -- {Dan"ger*ous*ly}, adv. --
            {Dan"ger*ous*ness}, n.
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