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
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From there, the next stop was Lukla, where an airport (with a 007-esque runway that ends at a sheer precipice) connects to Kathmandu.
America hovered on the precipice of civil war, domestic insurrection and chaos.
Marable is superb as Reggie, a man on the precipice who falls but lands on his feet.
Pujols reached the precipice of the milestone earlier this week in Anaheim, getting two hits against Baltimore on Wednesday night — including his 620th career homer — before getting No.
Allman told Banfield investigators still have a number of questions about the crash, including whether everyone inside was alive when the vehicle hit the precipice.
Always on the precipice of the next big thing in music and technology, Black Eyed Peas, with their two decades of hitmaking, are most inspired musically by what's going on around them.
Trips to the International Space Station and landing two rockets simultaneously are impressive, but now SpaceX is standing on the precipice of a towering achievement for any space program: a Lego set.
The Edwards Aquifer, the region’s primary source of drinking water, is on the precipice of dropping below 640 feet above sea level.
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PRECIPICE Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of precipice for English Language Learners
: a very steep side of a mountain or cliff
: a point where danger, trouble, or difficulty begins
PRECIPICE Defined for Kids
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