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Precipice meaning

precipice - 3 dictionary results

  1. 1. A sudden or headlong fall.
  2. 2. A headlong steep; a very steep, perpendicular, or overhanging place; an abrupt declivity; a cliff.
  3. 3. A steep descent; cliff.

precipice - examples of usage

  1. But on the south- east it ended in an enormous precipice, occasionally several thousand feet in sheer height. - "Reminiscences of a South African Pioneer", W. C. Scully.
  2. In short, Defoe saw the nation " running directly on the steep precipice of confusion." - "Daniel Defoe", William Minto.
  3. Dolph's heart turned faint within him, and he had well- nigh let go his hold, and tumbled down the precipice. - "Bracebridge Hall, or The Humorists", Washington Irving.
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