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
The cascade of critical comments left Trump and Republican leaders on the precipice of failure in their eleventh-hour attempt to fulfill the party's promise to dismantle a cornerstone of President Barack Obama's legacy.
Spain is on the precipice of a legal no man’s land.
On the precipice of Trump's takeover, the sight of Key and Peele back together on TV is a welcome one.
The Savali family was immediately thrown off of an already shaky precipice and into an abyss during one of its fiercest battles.
Neiman Marcus is taking a step back from the discounting precipice.
Because long ones dangle off the precipice of your boobs like a cat toy.
On the precipice of what promised to be great fame, Texas native Crawford and Westwick, a young Brit in America on a work visa, decided to move into a two-bedroom apartment in Chelsea together.
In the play — which is staged in two parts, Millennium Approaches and Perestroika — Garfield plays Prior Walter, a New York City gay man at the precipice of the AIDS crisis.
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