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Sample sentences for the GRE study word precipice

precipice can be used as a noun

1.Fast by the road a precipice was wor. - from The Iliad of Homer by Homer
2.You take a precipice for no leap of danger. - from The Complete Works of William Shakespeare by William Shakespeare
3.At least God's mercy is better than that of those monsters, and the precipice is steep and high. - from Dracula by Bram Stoker
4.I looked at him as you peer down at a man who is lying at the bottom of a precipice where the sun never shines. - from Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad
5.Now he experienced a feeling akin to that of a man who, while calmly crossing a precipice by a bridge, should suddenly discover that the bridge is broken, and that there is a chasm below. - from Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy
6.This wall is of one continuous rock, and has been formed by cutting perpendicularly the once rugged precipice of the stream's southern bank, but no trace of the labor has been suffered to remain. - from The Works of Edgar Allan Poe by Edgar Allan Poe
7.Thus Hester Prynne, whose heart had lost its regular and healthy throb, wandered without a clue in the dark labyrinth of mind now turned aside by an insurmountable precipice now starting back from a deep chasm. - from The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne
8.A few minutes only separated Jean Valjean from that terrible precipice which yawned before him for the third time. - from Les Miserables by Victor Hugo
9.THE place where to descend the precipice We came, was rough as Alp, and on its verge Such object lay, as every eye would shun. - from The Divine Comedy, Complete by Dante Alighieri
10.There are great, frowning precipices and much falling water, and Nature seem to have held sometime her carnival. - from Dracula by Bram Stoker
11.A being whom I myself had formed, and endued with life, had met me at midnight among the precipices of an inaccessible mountain. - from Frankenstein by Mary Wollstonecraft (Godwin) Shelley
12.A slanting ray lingered on the woody crests of the precipices that overhung some parts of the river, giving greater depth to the dark gray and purple of their rocky sides. - from The Legend of Sleepy Hollow by Washington Irving
13.The sun is yet high in the heavens before it descends to hide itself behind your snowy precipices and illuminate another world, you will have heard my story and can decide. - from Frankenstein by Mary Wollstonecraft (Godwin) Shelley
14.Ruined castles hanging on the precipices of piny mountains, the impetuous Arve, and cottages every here and there peeping forth from among the trees formed a scene of singular beauty. - from Frankenstein by Mary Wollstonecraft (Godwin) Shelley
15.What precipices are idleness and pleasure Do you know that to do nothing is a melancholy resolution To live in idleness on the property of society to be useless, that is to say, pernicious This leads straight to the depth of wretchedness. - from Les Miserables by Victor Hugo

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