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 first, and most obvious, involved the short- and long-term future of an organization that saw itself as sitting on the precipice of a franchise-defining summer.
In Saudi Arabia, the Arab Spring gave the royal family a look over the precipice, and a sharp drop in oil prices made clear that painful economic reforms could not be avoided.
The debt to the Abu Dhabi fund dates to an earlier crisis in 2015, when 1MDB was on the precipice of default.
With an 11-spot jump over the last year, Cerner is on the precipice of being a Fortune 500 company.
South Torrance in the CIF Southern Section Division 1 semifinals on Wednesday night, No. 1 Newport Harbor is on the precipice of that prize.
If the latter special was the view from the precipice, this is the view from the other side— a touch less original, but all the more triumphant.
Taken together, the death of the Sonic and the Fiesta would put the beleaguered class of American subcompact cars on the precipice of total annihilation.
There is no contradiction between having the best possible life and living on the edge of a precipice.
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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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