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  *危* | 危* | *危
surname Wei
  *危* | 危* | *危
danger / to endanger / Taiwan pr. [wei2]
endangered (species) / in imminent danger / critically ill
safety and danger / safety
imminent danger (idiom); approaching a crisis
to be critically ill / to be terminally ill
to think of danger in times of safety / to be vigilant in peacetime (idiom)
dying (from illness) / facing death / on one's deathbed
close to death / life-threatening (illness)
to take advantage of sb's precarious position
to take advantage of sb's difficulties (idiom)
to help those in distress
to help people in distress
(medicine) in a critical condition
in danger of collapse / in a parlous state / (of person) treacherous
totally exhausted as result of overexertion (idiom)
to help those in distress (idiom)
lit. the crisis of being hanged upside down (idiom); fig. extremely critical situation / dire straits
More moral strength increases one's safety, more power and influence increases one's danger (idiom, from Records of the Historian 史記|史记). cf Unlimited power is apt to corrupt the minds of those who possess it (William Pitt the Elder, 1770).

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