Perilously sentence example
It was balanced perilously between a small town that lacked only a sheriff, and a booming frontier town.
Years elapsed, however, before his nerves, which had been so perilously overstrained, recovered their tone.
To me " gossip " sounds perilously close to " tabloid sensationalism ".
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.
With Alex, the relationship seemed to be either grinding up a long hill or plunging perilously toward the depths of despair.Advertisement
They were perilously weak in the House of Commons, and affairs abroad, in which they had small practice and no prestige, were alarming.
His limitation of theological knowledge to the bounds of human need might, if logically pressed, run perilously near phenomenalism; and his epistemology ("we only know things in their activities") does not cover this weakness.