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precipice
used in The Scarlet Letter

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Definition a very steep cliff

or:

any dangerous situation
  • Thus Hester Prynne, whose heart had lost its regular and healthy throb, wandered without a clue in the dark labyrinth of mind; now turned aside by an insurmountable precipice; now starting back from a deep chasm.
    Chapter 13 -- Another View of Hester (84% in)

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