death-defying

adjective

: very dangerous
death-defying stunts

Examples of death-defying in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The creation of The Fall Guy was a death-defying stunt in itself, with a story and characters that were constantly changing, held together by movie-star charm and a director who knew how to navigate the obstacle course of blockbuster filmmaking. Bilge Ebiri, Vulture, 3 May 2024 Among Fall Guy’s death-defying feats is a climactic drop from a helicopter performed by one of Gosling’s doubles, Troy Brown, who broke his own record for longest high fall at 150 feet. Jack Smart, Peoplemag, 3 May 2024 Perhaps in a wink to that film, The Fall Guy features a scene involving a helicopter in which our two protagonists have a conversation about their feelings for one another in the midst of a death-defying chase. Eliana Dockterman, TIME, 3 May 2024 Tom goes missing and Colt must find him, while performing death-defying stunts along the way. Jordan Moreau, Variety, 3 May 2024 Still, hundreds of thousands of people are expected to queue up this summer to launch more than 400 feet in the air at 100-plus-mph, free-fall backward, shoot up again — and plunge, spiral-twisting headfirst back down to earth, feeling the wind in their face and a death-defying rush. Frank Witsil, Detroit Free Press, 2 May 2024 The Marshall amps became glowing LED screens, upstaged only by the death-defying rigs that move lightning-fast above the band’s heads. Kat Bein, SPIN, 26 Apr. 2024 Maggie features admirable work from its two leads and Joely Richardson but has struggled for recognition in a genre preoccupied with headshots and sequences of death-defying thrills. Declan Gallagher, EW.com, 26 Apr. 2024 Cirque’s death-defying maneuver For Cirque du Soleil, the fall from grace was especially painful. Phil Wahba, Fortune, 24 Apr. 2024

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“Death-defying.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/death-defying. Accessed 24 Jun. 2024.

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