It was balanced perilously between a small town that lacked only a sheriff, and a booming frontier town.
With Alex, the relationship seemed to be either grinding up a long hill or plunging perilously toward the depths of despair.
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.
Years elapsed, however, before his nerves, which had been so perilously overstrained, recovered their tone.
They were perilously weak in the House of Commons, and affairs abroad, in which they had small practice and no prestige, were alarming.