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Sample sentences for the GRE study word precipitous

precipitous can be used as a adj

1.These huge precipitous cliffs, this amplitude, these valleys, far Yosemite. - from Leaves of Grass by Walt Whitman
2.The sea cliffs gleaming, precipitous mountains. - from Beowulf by
3.She continued her course along the precipitous sides of the river, when suddenly her foot slipped, and she fell into the rapid stream. - from Frankenstein by Mary Wollstonecraft (Godwin) Shelley
4.As the evening approached, the channel grew more narrow, the banks more and more precipitous and these latter were clothed in rich, more profuse, and more sombre foliage. - from The Works of Edgar Allan Poe by Edgar Allan Poe
5.The girl was placed upon the mule, and old Ferrier upon one of the horses, with his money-bag, while Jefferson Hope led the other along the precipitous and dangerous path. - from A Study In Scarlet by Arthur Conan Doyle
6.In a moment the young fellows had dismounted, fastened their horses, and were ascending the precipitous slope which led up to the object which had excited their curiosity. - from A Study In Scarlet by Arthur Conan Doyle
7.To keep the rest of the world from running away with itself, to prevent precipitous changes in laws, customs and traditions, has always been one of the functions performed for society by the bony people. - from How to Analyze People on Sight by Elsie Lincoln Benedict and Ralph Paine Benedict
8.If ever my wrath hath burst graves, shifted landmarks, or rolled old shattered tables into precipitous depth. - from Thus Spake Zarathustra by Friedrich Nietzsche
9.Know ye the delight which rolleth stones into precipitous depths--Those men of to-day, see just how they roll into my depth. - from Thus Spake Zarathustra by Friedrich Nietzsche

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