How to use On-the-brink in a sentence
His whole life on the brink of destruction if it were recognized what he was doing.
I'd had a problem myself all along, not seeing Edith as being on the brink of suicide.
That Dr Cornay was on the brink of making a discovery of considerable merit will by and by appear; but, with every disposition to regard his investigations favourably, it cannot be said that he accomplished it.
It seems as though there were always a number of young men hovering on the brink of such suicidal despair.
Robespierre, who was himself on the brink of the volcano, remembered the venomous sallies in the Journal de Paris.Advertisement
The States of the Church, like France, were on the brink of bankruptcy.
He was the last of those universal minds which have been able to compass all domains of human activity and knowledge; for he stood on the brink of an era of rapidly expanding knowledge which has made for ever impossible the universality of interest and sympathy which distinguished him.
Sufficient to say that in the opening quarter of the r4th century England and France at least stood on the brink of "modern times."
It was a time of plots and counterplots, when England seemed on the brink of another civil war.
A city on the brink of total anarchy is being held hostage by the increased threat of organized gang violence.Advertisement
I feel like a person living on the brink of a volcano crater.
Yet the Parliament stands on the brink of legitimizing such extortion in the electronic arena.
How Britain could be gridlocked Daily Express, May 18 2003 Every day, we are always on the brink of transport gridlock.
Everything about her - her voice, her persona, even her clothes seems to tremble permanently on the brink of total meltdown.
Twelve months later the Tigers were on the brink of a second successive promotion.Advertisement
The bloodstream form trypanosome is therefore continuously balancing on the brink of destruction.
Hundreds of years ago, the country teetered on the brink of a change in power.
Sunday 16 th July Lord, have mercy on our wayward world, tottering on the brink of self-destruction.
All in all considering I was on the brink of death, I am doing pretty well.
While she still maintains a large die-hard fan base, her career is teetering on the brink of oblivion and more importantly, so is her life.Advertisement
Being attached to a film with Woody Harrelson would have been awesome for Lindsay, who is on the brink (and may have just crossed over) of being a has been.
Situated 65 miles southeast of Flagstaff, on the brink of the Mogollon Rim, Kehl Spring Campground offers spectacular scenery overlooking the Arizona landscape.
This high altitude campground is situated on the brink of the Mogollon Rim and offers many spectacular trails for hiking and mountain biking.
This style of negotiation is often done when another person is on the brink of death.
None can guarantee that you will go into labor, but some of them can encourage the process if you are already on the brink of going into labor.Advertisement
In the 1998 blockbuster Armageddon, for example, the world is poised on the brink of destruction as a tremendous asteroid takes aim at the planet, but when A.J.
The world sits on the brink of Armageddon, since Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD) are so wide-spread throughout the world's nations.
The Smithsonian National Zoological Park was designed to preserve animals on the brink of extinction.
Joy Division were on the brink of a breakthrough American tour, the release of new single 'Love Will Tear Us Apart' and brand new album Closer when Ian Curtis decided to hang himself in his Macclesfield home.
The struggle against the unknown often involves superior forces or dangerous methods and could leave humanity on the brink of extinction.Advertisement