Exposure to possible harm, loss, or injury
To subject to danger or destruction
Gibbon's stylistic artifice both averted the peril of prosecution and rendered the attack more telling.
The hour of peril for the Latin kingdom had now at last struck.
imminent peril of his life.
The " Yellow Peril " is considered less dangerous in Hawaii than formerly, although it was used as a political cry in the campaign for American annexation.
Nor was the peril wholly external.