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Sample sentences for the GRE study word pitfall

pitfall can be used as a noun

1.A tendency to overwork is the chief physical pitfall of this type. - from How to Analyze People on Sight by Elsie Lincoln Benedict and Ralph Paine Benedict
2.A tendency to over-excitement and the consequent running down of his batteries is a physical pitfall often fatal to this type. - from How to Analyze People on Sight by Elsie Lincoln Benedict and Ralph Paine Benedict
3.But, after a few days had passed, the vintager came, and cut away the bunch of grapes and put it with others, with which it was trodden and thus the grapes were a snare and pitfall both for the treacherous spider and the betrayed flies. - from The Notebooks of Leonardo Da Vinci, Complete by Leonardo Da Vinci
4.Had they prepared pitfalls Were the powder mills at Hounslow ready as a snar. - from The War of the Worlds by H. G. Wells
5.Their speed was slow, however, because pitfalls were somewhat common, and had to be guarded against. - from The Adventures of Tom Sawyer, Complete by Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens)

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