Examples of brink in a Sentence
was at the brink of death when the rescuers arrived
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Read about how the brown pelican came back from the brink of destruction here.
With vaquita now on the brink of extinction, the issue has drawn much attention from the international environmental community, which maintains that only the enforcement of a permanent gillnet ban in the region can ultimately save the species.
The ventures are examples of the risky investment strategies that, along with overly generous benefits, led the pension to the brink of insolvency, The Dallas Morning News reports .
Naperville North spent five playoff games on the brink of elimination.
Pujols moved to the brink of his latest milestone with a three-run homer off Colon early in the Angels' biggest one-inning rally of the season.
On his nine-day foreign trip, Trump hectored NATO allies for not spending enough on defense, and brought the U.S. to the brink of exiting the global Paris climate accord.
Vernon Hills, a team team brimming with youth and emerging talent, took Wauconda to the brink before falling 4-2 in overtime.
To draw out the work’s themes about the corruption of aristocratic privilege and the crumbling of empires, the director, Robert Carsen, updated the setting from 18th-century Vienna in the time of Maria Theresa to the brink of the First World War.
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Origin and Etymology of brink
Middle English, of Scandinavian origin; akin to Old Norse brekka slope; akin to Middle Dutch brink grassland
First Known Use: 13th century
BRINK Defined for Kids
Definition of brink for Students
1 : the edge at the top of a steep place
2 : a point of beginning But everything else was … on the brink of burning … — Natalie Babbitt, Tuck Everlasting
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