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Origin of hairsbreadth
Words nearby hairsbreadth
How to use hairsbreadth in a sentence
He was more than once within a hairsbreadth of death but at length he was brought by his master, Kakinathucca, to his home.
He had a habit of darting them around a wide circle of objects, without turning his head a hairsbreadth.Adle Dubois|Mrs. William T. Savage
We catch a word, a touch of flippancy, a suggestion of licence, a covert sneer which goes too far by a hairsbreadth.Judges and Ruth|Robert A. Watson
He carefully turned an unconnected control knob a hairsbreadth with utmost deliberation and precision.The Kenzie Report|Mark Clifton
Not by a hairsbreadth has all that has passed in the interval lowered you in my eyes.When We Dead Awaken|Henrik Ibsen
British Dictionary definitions for hairsbreadth
- a very short or imperceptible margin or distance
- (as modifier)a hair's-breadth escape