Origin of precipice
Related formsprec·i·piced, adjectiveun·prec·i·piced, adjective
Examples from the Web for precipice
They are always suspended over a precipice, dangling by a slender thread that shows every sign of snapping.
When Brecht penned these lines, his continent hovered on the precipice of a journey into hell.
We always seem to be on the precipice of falling back into recession.The U.S. Economy Had a Hiccup, Not a Heart Attack, This Year|Daniel Gross|May 29, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Here we stand, on the precipice of another glorious summer—but what will it hold?
There was a sense of standing together on the precipice, but holding each other aloft by sheer will, conjoined by rage.‘The Normal Heart’ and Hope in the Battlefield of AIDS|Michael Musto|May 24, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Cant you see, woman, that we are half-way down the precipice?Michael and His Lost Angel|Henry Arthur Jones
The reader will feel how rapidly I was advancing to the brink of the precipice.Caleb Williams|William Godwin
He slid down a precipice, one hundred feet high, into the ravine between the forts, and escaped to the woods.
Natural hot and cold waters pour over a precipice of cyclopean masses of granite at one end, about fifty feet wide and forty high.A Summer's Outing|Carter H. Harrison
But you were obliged to climb the precipice in order to reach the park of Devil's Cliff?A Romance of the West Indies|Eugne Sue
British Dictionary definitions for precipice
- the steep sheer face of a cliff or crag
- the cliff or crag itself