Examples of brink in a Sentence
was at the brink of death when the rescuers arrived
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Gov. Rauner has brought Illinois to the brink of collapse.
Then again, Kennedy also brought the world to the brink of nuclear war with the Cuban missile crisis.
Meanwhile, North Korea’s latest missile test has the potential to push the United States, Russia and China to the brink of World War III.
Cadets had to march through nearby mountains, a grueling exercise meant to push students to the brink.
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.
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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 centurySee Words from the same year
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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