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How to use verge in a sentence
Luminar, the buzzy sensor startup that is on the verge of becoming a publicly traded company, locked in a supplier deal to furnish Intel subsidiary Mobileye with lidar for its fleet of autonomous vehicles.Mobileye taps Luminar to supply lidar for its robotaxi fleet|Kirsten Korosec|November 20, 2020|TechCrunch
Washington could be on the verge of a seismic shift in power as final votes are being tallied in the presidential election, but the dynamics around economic relief talks that have sputtered on and off for months do not appear to have changed.Stimulus talks set to resume in Washington, but Pelosi and McConnell are at odds again|Erica Werner|November 6, 2020|Washington Post
With the Penn State men’s basketball team on the verge of making the NCAA tournament for the first time since 2011, Lucchesi predicted this would be the best year yet.Football is back in Happy Valley. The coronavirus never left.|Kent Babb|October 30, 2020|Washington Post
Over the course of three hours, the drivers took control more than a dozen times, including at least two cases when the car seemed to be on the verge of crashing into another vehicle.“Oh Jeeeesus”: Drivers react to Tesla’s full self-driving beta release|Timothy B. Lee|October 30, 2020|Ars Technica
Finally, there’s a category of interventions that might be marginally useful but verge on pandemic theater.
After Vietnam, it was axiomatic that the press would approach those in power with a skepticism verging on cynicism.Nixon, Obama, and How We Lost Trust in the U.S. Government|Stuart Stevens|October 31, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Early on, that seemed like a cool effect, because it really highlighted the reaction, but it lacks anything verging on subtlety.
And the color of the meat itself was a rich red verging on purple.
Lapid may be malleable, but Bennett was without question on the hard-right, verging on undemocratic.
The attacks were personal, sometimes sarcastic, sometimes even verging on nativist (who knew Democrats hated Switzerland so much).Peter Beinart: The Democratic Convention’s Message Discipline|Peter Beinart|September 5, 2012|DAILY BEAST
For a month before the Protocol was signed the relations between Spaniards and Americans were verging towards a crisis.The Philippine Islands|John Foreman
Eloise had not given her age a thought, but, pressed for an answer, ventured the reply that she might be verging on to thirty.The Cromptons|Mary J. Holmes
The conduct of many of the men, French and English, seemed characterized by a recklessness verging on insanity.The British Expedition to the Crimea|William Howard Russell
He was of course verging on insanity, and thoughts of suicide passed through his mind.The Life of Mazzini|Bolton King
Mr. Caryll was an old clergyman reputed in school traditions to be verging on ninety.Sinister Street, vol. 1|Compton Mackenzie
British Dictionary definitions for verge (1 of 2)
- the area encompassing the royal court that is subject to the jurisdiction of the Lord High Steward
- a rod or wand carried as a symbol of office or emblem of authority, as in the Church
- a rod held by a person swearing fealty to his lord on becoming a tenant, esp of copyhold land
Word Origin for verge
British Dictionary definitions for verge (2 of 2)
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Other Idioms and Phrases with verge
In addition to the idiom beginning with verge
- verge on
- on the verge of