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‘Dangerous’ as an adjective

Below are some examples of sentences from classic literature using the word ‘Dangerous’ as an adjective.


The sea is a dangerous and fickle element, and will always claim its victims.

From ‘Household Words’, by Charles Dickens.


“I had,” said he, “come to an entirely erroneous conclusion which shows, my dear Watson, how dangerous it always is to reason from insufficient data.”

From ‘The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes’, by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle.

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Our joint weight brought the boat down, so low, that she shipped a good deal of water.

From ‘Ned Myers’, by James Fenimore Cooper.

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