Origin of precipice
OTHER WORDS FROM precipiceprec·i·piced, adjectiveun·prec·i·piced, adjective
Words nearby precipice
How to use precipice in a sentence
We are also on the precipice of change once again, but the good kind, with the Covid-19 vaccine expected to be available to all adults in the US by spring’s end.
The UK is on the precipice of the biggest vaccination campaign in its history.The UK has granted emergency approval for Pfizer/BioNTech’s covid-19 vaccine|Charlotte Jee|December 2, 2020|MIT Technology Review
The acquisition comes at a moment when BuzzFeed is on the precipice of breaking even, after years of cost-cutting.‘They wanted to unload it bad’: Why HuffPost made sense for BuzzFeed – and Verizon Media Group|Max Willens|November 20, 2020|Digiday
Now, after decades, we’re at the precipice of a breakthrough thanks to two major advances.
Universities and the towns they’ve made flourish are on the precipice of a serious crisis.Remote workers really should consider moving to college towns|Zach Wener-Fligner|August 11, 2020|Quartz
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
Louis had no sooner reached the window, than he would have thrown himself from the flinty butments upon the top of the precipice.The Pastor's Fire-side Vol. 3 of 4|Jane Porter
His impetuosity called forth the expression, “He is a fanatic who will lead us to a precipice.”The Philippine Islands|John Foreman
Matt went down, with the motor-cycle on top of him, head and shoulders over the brink of the precipice.Motor Matt's "Century" Run|Stanley R. Matthews
In this way they may drive in a cut having the length of a hundred feet or more from the face of the precipice.Outlines of the Earth's History|Nathaniel Southgate Shaler
When Queeker came to try it he felt uneasy—sitting as he did so high, and looking down such a precipice as it seemed to him.The Floating Light of the Goodwin Sands|R.M. Ballantyne
British Dictionary definitions for precipice
- the steep sheer face of a cliff or crag
- the cliff or crag itself