His behavior these last 48 hours has verged on, if not been, petulant.
A botched center-right leadership election on Nov. 18 verged on slapstick.
As he spoke thus, he arrived in the sequestered glen of Corri-nan-shian, as it verged upon the hour of noon.
His manner was truculent; indeed, verged almost upon the menacing.
The talk of the court was of intrigue and lust and evil things which often verged on crime.
Desmond watched him in a growing bewilderment that verged on impatience.
The experiences were as varied as possible; some were awe-striking, some were pitiful, some verged on comedy.
But his bravery, unfortunately, verged upon rashness, and was unaccompanied (so far as appears) by any other military quality.
But there was also something in them that verged on desperation.
Peter was pale and Morris was of a redness that verged on purple.
"edge, rim," mid-15c., from Middle French verge "rod or wand of office," hence "scope, territory dominated," from Latin virga "shoot, rod stick," of unknown origin. Earliest attested sense in English is now-obsolete meaning "male member, penis" (c.1400). Modern sense is from the notion of within the verge (c.1500, also as Anglo-French dedeinz la verge), i.e. "subject to the Lord High Steward's authority" (as symbolized by the rod of office), originally a 12-mile radius round the king's court. Sense shifted to "the outermost edge of an expanse or area." Meaning "point at which something happens" (as in on the verge of) is first attested c.1600. "A very curious sense development." [Weekley]
The extreme edge or margin; a border.