Perilously sentence example

perilously
  • It was balanced perilously between a small town that lacked only a sheriff, and a booming frontier town.

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  • Years elapsed, however, before his nerves, which had been so perilously overstrained, recovered their tone.

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  • To me " gossip " sounds perilously close to " tabloid sensationalism ".

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  • 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.

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  • With Alex, the relationship seemed to be either grinding up a long hill or plunging perilously toward the depths of despair.

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  • They were perilously weak in the House of Commons, and affairs abroad, in which they had small practice and no prestige, were alarming.

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  • 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.

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