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Sample sentences for the GRE study word precarious

precarious can be used as a adj

1.Anne, clinging desperately to her precarious foothold, saw their flying forms and heard their shrieks. - from Anne Of Green Gables by Lucy Maud Montgomery
2.You can't breathe dead hippo waking, sleeping, and eating, and at the same time keep your precarious grip on existence. - from Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad
3.He falls between the two and leads a precarious existence working in the lighter indoor positions requiring the least mentality. - from How to Analyze People on Sight by Elsie Lincoln Benedict and Ralph Paine Benedict
4.We were not allowed to converse for any length of time, for the precarious state of my health rendered every precaution necessary that could ensure tranquillity. - from Frankenstein by Mary Wollstonecraft (Godwin) Shelley
5.His situation was too precarious to allow him even time to reflect on any thought but one. - from The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas, Pere
6.But his business was a precarious one and, when he died, it all went to pieces and there was nothing left. - from A Doll's House by Henrik Ibsen
7.We must save it, at all events--but look how precarious the position is--and why Because the method is unsound.' 'Do you,' said I, looking at the shore, 'call it "unsound method"' 'Without doubt,' he exclaimed, hotly. - from Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad
8.The precarious subsistence which the chace affords, could seldom allow a greater number to keep together for any considerable time. - from An Inquiry into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations by Adam Smith
9.For several years after returning from Leyden he gained a precarious living by writing plays, farces, and buffoneries for the stage. - from English Literature by William J. Long

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