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dangerWithin one's, Meant properly “within one's power or control, liable to a penalty which he might impose;” but it was often, as in the first of the following passages, equivalent to “in debt to one:” “You stand within his danger, do you not?” THE MERCHANT OF VENICE, iv. 1. 175 ; “Come not within his danger by thy will,” VENUS AND ADONIS, 639 (With the first of these passages compare the xxviiith of A Hundred Mery Talys, 1526, in which tale a woman, having vainly tried to borrow “a cuckold's hat” from her female married acquaintance, declares to them at last, “yf I lyue another yere I wyll haue one of myn own and be out of my neyghbours daunger, p. 53, ed. 1866). [that is, be not under the necessity of standing indebted to my neighbours]

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