Jeopardy is a pretty tough word, but we're here to help you better understand it...with EXAMPLES!
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Below you will find the definition of jeopardy, followed by 46 sample sentences (from real sources), gradually increasing in length.
(noun) - a source of danger; a possibility of incurring loss or misfortune
EXAMPLES - Jeopardy in a Sentence
- John Fund, do you see the same kind of jeopardy here? (source)
- The use of having a baby in jeopardy is a cheap trick but it works. (source)
- This bill, HR 1913, also enables double jeopardy, which is unconstitutional. (source)
- So to the extent that Novaya Gazeta is itself in jeopardy, that is deeply troubling. (source)
- The attempt to retry him is a plain case of double jeopardy, which is normally illegal. (source)
- O Emir, of a truth, we are in jeopardy from the multitude of the foe who is on the walls. (source)
- Still, the thought of his children being "in any kind of jeopardy" causes Brendan distress. (source)
- How can the preservation of the Hollywood sign possibly be in any kind of jeopardy whatsoever? (source)
- I don't see our food supply being the same kind of jeopardy situation that our energy supply is in. (source)
- Some private developers say the number of projects in jeopardy is much higher, perhaps as much as 80%. (source)
- Also in jeopardy is the Saturday night women's final as some fourth-round matches have yet to be completed. (source)
- M. O'BRIEN: All the while, did you -- at what point did you know he was in, you know, this kind of jeopardy? (source)
- What about that time that Gibbs said the Democrats were in jeopardy in the House, on Meet The Press, that time? (source)
- If the condition of the fetus (fetal hydrops) places him or her in jeopardy, immediate intervention is recommended. (source)
- I still cannot understand how being tried twice for the same crime is not double jeopardy, which is unconstitutional. (source)
- And he ` s trying to say -- or his attorney, who ` s Don Samuel, that this is double jeopardy, which is really nonsense. (source)
- The balance of the game is in jeopardy from the Premiership ball which allows kickers regularly to land 60-yard penalties (source)
- And he has proposed extending something called the jeopardy excise tax, which punishes nonprofits for making risky investments. (source)
- Ellen (played by Bree Turner), the young woman in jeopardy, is far from helpless and at times behaves more like predator than prey. (source)
- "But aren't you putting your firm in the same kind of jeopardy by coming to his employer with basically the same kind of questions?" (source)
- Making sure that we don't put our long-term force in any kind of jeopardy and build additional dwell time, time at home for our troops. (source)
- Not only are they fighting a complicated war; they're also putting themselves directly in jeopardy at every turn, which makes for thrilling viewing. (source)
- When you think about it, could any woman have believed her husband was going to put the presidency in the kind of jeopardy he did by doing something like that? (source)
- The Labor Department's jobs report Thursday could serve as a reminder U.S. growth is still in jeopardy, meaning downward pressure on interest rates and the dollar. (source)
- Badenhorst said the current wage agreement expired on February 28 and new developments placed the possible implementation of a new agreement on March 1 in "jeopardy". (source)
- At the time, the engineers had no idea that the foam could be such a risk, and allowed that orbiter to come back home, not knowing what kind of jeopardy that crew was in. (source)
- - The plan re-interprets an important part of the Endangered Species Act known as the jeopardy standard - the way federal agencies determine if an action is seriously harming or (source)
- Not just because it puts our future in jeopardy, but also because a country that we have grown to call home will now be thought of by the world as a dangerous and unstable place. (source)
- So, second, we must deal with their argument that on most battlefields, soldiers don't have to try to minimize civilian injuries and deaths by accepting any "jeopardy" to themselves. (source)
- But Dr. Marty Makary, if there ` s any chance that this baby is alive and well, and we ` re all praying that she is, what kind of jeopardy is she in if she ` s not getting medical care? (source)
- Its shocking that our hopes for a decade of prosperity is now in jeopardy, which is something that many fear, yet if we have learnt anything from our modern history we know this is not true. (source)
- To many who know Feinberg, the move was a potential boon for the shrimpers, commercial fishers and others whose livelihoods have been put into long-term jeopardy by the still-gushing BP oil well. (source)
- In simpler terms, the test pilot was supposed to put his plane into every conceivable kind of jeopardy, bring it out safely, and record precisely what happened before, during and after the crisis. (source)
- An MDC spokesman said that the September 15 deal brokered by Mbeki as a mediator for the regional Southern African Development Community was in "jeopardy" following Mugabe's "contemptuous" decision. (source)
- So figuring out the right way to unwind that and the right way to leave all the customers in such a way that there is nobody left in the lurch and there is nothing put in jeopardy, that is complicated. (source)
- Zimbabwe's opposition said Saturday that a deal on power-sharing was now in "jeopardy" following President Robert Mugabe's "contemptuous" decision to allocate key ministries to the ruling ZANU-PF party. (source)
- States and other sources provide significant funding for legal services as well, but one of the most important sources of funding for low-income legal services could be in jeopardy from the Roberts Court. (source)
- The idea that this president, this Congress, are putting themselves in this kind of jeopardy going into this upcoming election, it looks like that the Democrats have a very good chance of winning the election. (source)
- TED ROWLANDS, CNN CORRESPONDENT (voice-over): Scott Peterson's father testified that he loves his son very much, and that he is frightened and saddened by the, quote, "jeopardy" he's in, facing the death penalty. (source)
- This hasn't yet come up in the proceedings that are continuing, but as long as this show trial goes on, the issue of "jeopardy" is not on the table, and the US authority will do as it pleases just as it has up to now. (source)
- But the fire service and EMS workers have been out all night providing gas, providing diesel fuel to folks who are -- were in any kind of jeopardy of running out of fuel, trying to provide any medical care that needed to be provided. (source)
- Ortiz was right, he kept quiet until he found the right moment to give a final thrust: the seriousness of news and opinion program of Ecuavisa are no longer in jeopardy from here onwards, but its credibility will strike zero asymptomatically. (source)
- We need to move on to the shocking report that was on the front page of the newspapers about Britney ` s fortune and the questions about it being in serious jeopardy which is wild when you think about the reports she was earning $700,000 a month. (source)
- This sequence of events has put the first democracy of the millennium in jeopardy and once again shown that a path still needs to be made for the true self-determination of the Timorese people, including a fair mourning needed for Justice before Reconcilliation. (source)
- Without the FCC leading the way on this issue, progress will be fragmented and millions of Americans, including untold numbers of Blacks, Hispanics, women, senior citizens, and people with disabilities, will be in jeopardy of being left on the analog side of the digital divide. (source)
- "And if the Fugitive Slave Law does not apply, then I submit to the court that Alvin Smith has already been determined by the sheriff and attorney of Hatrack County to have acted in self-defense, and therefore to bring charges now would put him in double jeopardy, which is forbidden by --" (source)
The average Flesch reading-ease score of the 46 example sentences provided below is 57.0, which suggests that "jeopardy" is a fairly difficult word that is likely understood by a majority of individuals with an undergraduate degree, and may be found in ocassionaly in news articles or other forms of literature.
We have 16 synonyms for jeopardy.
accident, chance, double-trouble, endangerment, exposure, hazard, insecurity, liability, on the line, on the spot, out on a limb, peril, precariousness, risk, venture, vulnerability
We have 6 antonyms for jeopardy.
assurance, certainty, plan, protection, safety, surety
PRONUNCIATION & SYLLABIFICATION
View up to 25 definitions of jeopardy from 5 different sources, as well as parts of speech.
from The American Heritage© Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- (noun) Risk of loss or injury; peril or danger.
- (noun) Law A defendant's risk or danger of conviction when put on trial.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- (noun) Danger of loss, harm, or failure.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- (noun) Exposure to death, loss, or injury; hazard; danger.
- (verb-transitive) To jeopardize.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- (noun) An even chance; a game evenly balanced.
- (noun) Exposure to death, loss, or injury; hazard; danger; peril.
- (noun) Synonyms Peril, etc. See danger and risk.
- (None) To jeopardize: as, he jeopardied his fame.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- (noun) a source of danger; a possibility of incurring loss or misfortune