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Precipitous meaning

precipitous - 3 dictionary results

  1. 1. Steep, like a precipice; as, a precipitous cliff or mountain.
  2. 2. Headlong; as, precipitous fall.
  3. 3. Hasty; rash; quick; sudden; precipitate; as, precipitous attempts.

precipitous - examples of usage

  1. When they had all received their share, the king struck the image with his sandal, the leader of the Thyiades lifted the image and took it away to a precipitous place, and there tied a rope round the neck of the image and buried it.
  2. Note, yonder, that precipitous fall,- how ragged and jagged the roof- scene descends in a gorge!
  3. Here the current had created a precipitous cutbank, and to avoid it and the stream the trail wound over the side of the hill.
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