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precipice
used in Frankenstein

9 uses
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Definition a very steep cliff

or:

any dangerous situation
  • A being whom I myself had formed, and endued with life, had met me at midnight among the precipices of an inaccessible mountain.
    Chapter 7 (63% in)
  • I feel as if I were walking on the edge of a precipice, towards which thousands are crowding and endeavouring to plunge me into the abyss.
    Chapter 9 (55% in)
  • The immense mountains and precipices that overhung me on every side, the sound of the river raging among the rocks, and the dashing of the waterfalls around spoke of a power mighty as Omnipotence—and I ceased to fear or to bend before any being less almighty than that which had created and ruled the elements, here displayed in their most terrific guise.
    Chapter 9 (78% in)
  • Ruined castles hanging on the precipices of piny mountains, the impetuous Arve, and cottages every here and there peeping forth from among the trees formed a scene of singular beauty.
    Chapter 9 (82% in)
  • The sun is yet high in the heavens; before it descends to hide itself behind your snowy precipices and illuminate another world, you will have heard my story and can decide.
    Chapter 10 (90% in)
  • His power and threats were not omitted in my calculations; a creature who could exist in the ice caves of the glaciers and hide himself from pursuit among the ridges of inaccessible precipices was a being possessing faculties it would be vain to cope with.
    Chapter 17 (69% in)
  • We saw many ruined castles standing on the edges of precipices, surrounded by black woods, high and inaccessible.
    Chapter 18 (70% in)
  • In one spot you view rugged hills, ruined castles overlooking tremendous precipices, with the dark Rhine rushing beneath; and on the sudden turn of a promontory, flourishing vineyards with green sloping banks and a meandering river and populous towns occupy the scene.
    Chapter 18 (71% in)
  • Look at that castle which overhangs yon precipice; and that also on the island, almost concealed amongst the foliage of those lovely trees; and now that group of labourers coming from among their vines; and that village half hid in the recess of the mountain.
    Chapter 18 (82% in)

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