Examples of precipice in a Sentence
- Twenty years ago, it seemed unlikely that black and white South Africans could avoid a cataclysmic struggle. How did we manage to turn back from the precipice and join one another in the long walk to a nonracial democracy? —F. W. De Klerk, Time, 18 Apr. 2005
- These are the brave, friendly guys and gals who flip, twist, spin and somersault themselves backward into the sky and somehow land on a horrifyingly steep precipice without rearranging their rib cages or breaking their faces. —Curry Kirkpatrick, Newsweek, 21 Feb. 1994
- … the helpless Cambodians were bused from the safety of a refugee camp to an outcropping along the border several hundred miles to the northeast, where they were forced over the precipice into a wild and inaccessible part of Cambodia from which it would be almost impossible to return to Thailand. —Barbara Crossette, New York Times Book Review, 2 Aug. 1987
He stood on the edge of the precipice.
scaled the steep precipice with the ease of an experienced climber
Recent Examples of precipice from the Web
Alabama is on the precipice of another national title.
When Bond was clerking, Kozinski was on the precipice of becoming chief judge for the 9th Circuit — the largest federal appeals court circuit in the country, handling cases for a large swath of the western United States as well as Hawaii and Alaska.
The Supreme Court seems on the precipice of making the same mistake again.
Carolina edged past the Buccaneers with a sloppy victory and clinched a playoff spot, but to potentially be missing Byrd on the precipice of a postseason run is a stitch in what should have been a complete sigh of relief on Sunday.
With the bill on the precipice of being enacted into law, our columnist Laura Saunders has some recommendations for year-end tax planning, from accelerating state tax payments to rethinking charitable donations.
The former Acting Attorney General wrote an op-ed for USA Today this morning that serves as a call-to-arms for a nation on the precipice.
McGregor seems to see it as a mountain summitted and looks for the next precipice to tackle.
His timing, exiting a lucrative business on the precipice of decline, looks shrewd.
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