jeopardy jeopardy  /ˈdʒɛ pər di/


  • (n) a source of danger; a possibility of incurring loss or misfortune


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  1. Nor shall any person be subject for the same offense to be twice put in jeopardy of life or limb.
  2. Spousal conflict-of-interest charges are usually aimed against wives for a simple reason: few women hold high public office that could place their husbands in jeopardy.
  3. It is a tale that shows how the system fails at its most significant task, by placing in jeopardy those we count on to protect us.


  1. Unpaid internships in jeopardy after court ruling

    Unpaid internships in jeopardy after court ruling Associated Press Copyright 2013 Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. Updated 4:49 pm, Thursday, June 13, 2013 WASHINGTON (AP) — Unpaid internships have long been a path of opportunity for students and recent grads looking to get a foot in the door in the entertainment ...
    on June 17, 2013     Source:

  2. Union: Post office jobs in jeopardy

    Fifteen jobs are in jeopardy and residents could experience delays now that Saturday mail is being processed in Champaign, the president of Springfield’s postal employees union said Saturday.
    on June 16, 2013     Source: The State Journal-Register

  3. McLaughlin plea deal in jeopardy

    BOSTON -- Former Chelsea Housing Authority Director Michael McLaughlin's plea deal could be in jeopardy after a federal judge postponed the Dracut resident's sentencing pending a hearing to determine whether McLaughlin obstructed justice by
    on June 15, 2013     Source: Sentinel & Enterprise


  1. "You know, for generations, men and women who call this region home have made their living from the water. That living is now in jeopardy," Obama said Tuesday night.
    on Jun 16, 2010 By: Barack Obama Source:

  2. "The crash has put my upcoming calendar in jeopardy but the most important thing for me right now is to get back home and rest up and begin my rehab," Armstrong said in a team statement.
    on Mar 23, 2009 By: Lance Armstrong Source: Reuters Canada

  3. In a letter to each player, Goodell wrote: "Your conduct has brought embarrassment and ridicule upon yourself, your club, and the NFL, and has damaged the reputation of players throughout the league. You have put in jeopardy an otherwise promising...
    on Apr 10, 2007 By: Roger Goodell Source: USA Today

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