Origin of brink
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She was sexually and verbally abused, leading her to the brink of suicide.A Quorum For Change: The Fight For Global LGBT Equality|Justin Jones|December 11, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Emergent procedures provide their benefit right away and have the awesome potential to rescue a patient from the brink of death.
It is conceivable, if highly unlikely, that most Palestinians will try to pull back from the brink.Intifada 3.0: Growing Unrest and a Plot to Kill an Israeli Minister|Creede Newton|November 21, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Meanwhile, their Missouri hometown appears to be on the brink of chaos.
But things were once a lot closer to the brink than most people knew.
She has even borrowed small sums from divers prisoners, who were themselves on the brink of starving.The Adventures of Sir Launcelot Greaves|Tobias Smollett
When I had pulled myself over the brink at his side I grasped his hand and pressed it without a word.The Moon Metal|Garrett P. Serviss
He had the exaltation of one on the brink of great discovery.Old Mole|Gilbert Cannan
Their own bucket, improvised out of a dish-cover and a rope, lay close to the brink.The Wings of the Morning|Louis Tracy
The reader will feel how rapidly I was advancing to the brink of the precipice.Caleb Williams|William Godwin