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
This is the sort of change that happens when a team goes from being one of the worst Power Five squads in the country to standing on the precipice of its first NCAA tournament in five seasons.
How much this Clase Azul Hour has to do with a film about Winston Churchill and England on the precipice of World War II isn't clear.
For years, there has been a sense that Hollywood is on the precipice of a change that never arrives.
One of the hikers had fallen approximately 100 feet down a precipice by the time help arrived, according to a Placer County Sheriff’s Office news release.
Congress is at the precipice of shutting down the government, unless lawmakers can quickly agree on another short-term spending bill.
But 2018 dawned with conjecture that hastily convened meetings between the two Koreas might defuse the crisis and facilitate their stepping back from the precipice of conflict.
To move us safely away from our current precipice, the GOP needs to start making the arguments against Graham’s proposal — and spell out the changes that are non-negotiable.
Look at them now: On the precipice of defying everyone, including the swankiest of teams, the Patriots.
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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
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