Examples of brink in a Sentence
was at the brink of death when the rescuers arrived
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A couple of years later, when Nissan teetered on the brink of bankruptcy, Ghosn repeated the trick.
Overall in South Sudan, Mahla said, 1.7 million people are on the brink of famine in a nation that has ample water supplies — in more peaceful times — to grow foods such as mangos and pineapples.
And for a time, what had been a beautiful story teeters on the brink of H. G. Wellsian cliché, with Farley falling in love and the Fata Morgana somehow becoming the key to defeating far more advanced technology.
The do-gooder group annually shines its spotlight on someone who has helped less fortunate San Diegans on the brink of hard times.
He was targeted and taken hostage by the North Koreans and returned to his family on the brink of death.
Just six years after its creation, South Sudan is on the brink of destruction.
Gov. Rauner has brought Illinois to the brink of collapse.
In early 2008—on the brink of the second generation iPhone’s release—
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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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