the cusp of a tooth
medical researchers who are on the cusp of a major breakthrough
Recent Examples on the WebNow, the Trojans are on the cusp of their longest streak since winning 11 in a row in 1995.
Creg Stephenson | Cstephenson@al.com, al, 3 Dec. 2022 In six years, the Illinois prep star has gone from walk-on to all-conference selection and now on the cusp of joining Mike Phipps and Drew Brees as the Boilermakers only Big Ten-winning quarterbacks since 1953.
Michael Marot, Chicago Tribune, 2 Dec. 2022 Michigan Democrats' longstanding quest to become one of the party's early primary states is on the cusp of fruition.
Todd Spangler, Detroit Free Press, 2 Dec. 2022 The team entered the blind bid for Abreu but fell just short of the White Sox, and the team was on the cusp of signing Turner to a minor league deal before his hometown Dodgers swooped in at the 11th hour with a major league offer.
Alex Speier, BostonGlobe.com, 29 Nov. 2022 With the big band era in full swing in 1939, Louise Tobin, a vocalist with Benny Goodman’s orchestra, was on the cusp of nationwide fame.
Daniel E. Slotnik, New York Times, 27 Nov. 2022 Over the course of modern history, the Buckeyes stand alone as college football’s recession-proof brand, immune to significant downturns and always on the cusp of contention.
Dan Wolken, USA TODAY, 25 Nov. 2022 On the cusp of the release of their career-changing album Death of a Bachelor in January 2016, Panic!
Taylor Weatherby, Billboard, 23 Nov. 2022 In the House of Delegates, the Democratic caucus added two seats to last year’s supermajority of 99, and were on the cusp of adding a third as votes were tallied in Howard County.
Erin Cox, Washington Post, 19 Nov. 2022 See More
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