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
A year later, though, Jon appears to be approaching a precipice.
Trump is meanwhile driving America to the precipice of a full-on trade war with China, apparently racing out well ahead of his top economic advisors and setting up a very public confrontation with China's strongman leader Xi Jinping.
Greene is the quintessential downhill street skater: at his best when on the precipice of injury or death.
Equally keen not to be eclipsed, Hublot is at the precipice of unveiling a Big Bang crafted of the same lodestone owned and used by 6BC philosopher Thales of Miletus and which has been magnetized by the forcefield surrounding Zeus’s lightning bolts.
Two-and-a-half decades later, on the precipice of taking his place within the frightening epidemic of soldiers who commit suicide, Ohrstrom realized there was one way to save himself.
What this means, with two episodes left in the season, is that we are poised on a series of intriguing precipices.
But now, Pompeo (and Bolton) is on the precipice of holding even more power.
The revue, arranged and adapted by Christopher Milton, takes place on the precipice of the Great War.
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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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