That elegance made some of us worry that his work was verging on slick.
Iraq, too, the country “made a democracy” by America, is verging on civil war.
Lapid may be malleable, but Bennett was without question on the hard-right, verging on undemocratic.
All this surely must mean we are verging on the e-book promised land.
He was a man altogether upset, and verging on to a species of insanity.
Now I am verging homeward; taking Leamington and Bedford in my way.
Let him use a befitting neatness, not verging toward the effeminate, but just avoiding a rustic harshness.
This seemed to be verging toward the edge of things serious.
It was late at night, verging indeed on morning, when Maitland finished his letter.
At the time when this story opens the old lady was verging on to sixty.
"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.