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precipice
used in David Copperfield

2 uses
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Definition a very steep cliff

or:

any dangerous situation
  • I had found sublimity and wonder in the dread heights and precipices, in the roaring torrents, and the wastes of ice and snow; but as yet, they had taught me nothing else.
    Chapters 58-60 (5% in)
  • There was a dark gloom in my solitary chamber, when I at length returned to it; but I was tired now, and, getting into bed again, fell — off a tower and down a precipice — into the depths of sleep.
    Chapters 55-57 (27% in)

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