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im pe ruhl

  • v  pose a threat to; present a danger to

  • The law's aim is to ensure production for an 80-day "cooling-off period" in strikes or threatened strikes found to imperil the "national health or safety," thereby giving .
  • Those moves brought widespread international condemnation, which in turn sparked a nationalistic backlash in China that some feared might imperil the smooth running of the .

  • President Bush in USA Today
    In a statement, Bush said the legislation "would imperil billions of dollars of Iraqi assets at a crucial juncture in that nation's reconstruction efforts."
  • Barack Obama in ABC News
    Obama continued, "I have condemned Russian aggression, and today I reiterate my demand that Russia abide by the cease-fire. Russia must know that its actions will have consequences. They will imperil the Civil Nuclear Agreement, and Russia's...
  • Antonin Scalia in Technorati (blog)
    We repeat those assurances here,Alito wrote. "Despite municipal respondents' doomsday proclamations, [the decision] does not imperil every law regulating firearms."

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