Sentence Examples


  • It was balanced perilously between a small town that lacked only a sheriff, and a booming frontier town.
  • All seemed to be in perilously dangerous situations, clinging to the sheer walls with outstretched arms and spread legs, somehow adhered to the clear surface before them.
  • With Alex, the relationship seemed to be either grinding up a long hill or plunging perilously toward the depths of despair.
  • His limitation of theological knowledge to the bounds of human need might, if logically pressed, run perilously near phenomenalism; and his epistemology ("we only know things in their activities") does not cover this weakness.
  • Thus a typical plan—say, for getting a 1968 Olds 98 convertible from a field in the country to Jason's driveway—ended up involving hitchhiking, a rusty boat trailer, and car jacks perilously placed atop stacks of bricks.

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