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
Joey Votto is on the precipice of tying a Ted Williams record.
President Trump brought the United States and North Korea to the precipice of war by warning that any further threats would be met with a nuclear attack.
The reality is that the relationship between the SBC and NBC has been strained, but could be on the precipice of returning to the fellowship once enjoyed between the two conventions.
Trump is on the precipice of failing all those tests.
Down the home stretch of the 2016 presidential campaign, one of Donald Trump’s most consistent talking points was a claim that America’s changing demographics and culture had brought the country to a precipice.
Malinowski’s death comes as the Ohio Senate is on the precipice of passing Judy’s Law, which seeks to increase penalties in cases like hers that leave the victim permanently disfigured through the use of an accelerant.
Being 17 means standing at the precipice of so much uncertainty.
Bolton was on the precipice of greatness in her sport, despite her relatively diminutive size.
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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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