But he has somehow leapt to a higher plateau during the last few years—all the more amazing given his precarious health.
Yes, the Republican Party is in a precarious position, but there are signs of hope out there.
At first glance, his position on the witness stand looks the most precarious.
The example set for me was that motherhood was a precarious and complicated business.
Combined feelings of embarrassment, sadness and regret for being on so precarious a hair trigger may surface.
But the debate in the Chambers soon destroyed the precarious harmony of the Cabinet.
Cousin Henry found his position to be difficult and precarious.
An accident in college destroyed the sight of one eye, and left him but a precarious use of the other.
Their fortunes were invested in the precarious form of personal jewellery.
In short, Virginia proper was neither to be discovered nor have its first precarious settlement until after Elizabeth's death.
1640s, a legal word, "held through the favor of another," from Latin precarius "obtained by asking or praying," from prex (genitive precis) "entreaty, prayer" (see pray). Notion of "dependent on the will of another" led to extended sense "risky, dangerous, uncertain" (1680s). "No word is more unskillfully used than this with its derivatives. It is used for uncertain in all its senses; but it only means uncertain, as dependent on others ..." [Johnson]. Related: Precariously; precariousness.