Careful Words

hazard (n.)

hazard (v.)

hazard (adv.)

hazard (adj.)

I waive the quantum o' the sin,

The hazard of concealing;

But, och! it hardens a' within,

And petrifies the feeling!

Robert Burns (1759-1796): Epistle to a Young Friend.

I have set my life upon a cast,

And I will stand the hazard of the die:

I think there be six Richmonds in the field.

William Shakespeare (1564-1616): King Richard III. Act v. Sc. 4.