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precipitate
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A Tale of Two Cities
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precipitate
Used in
A Tale of Two Cities
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  • Monseigneur, he precipitated himself over the hill-side, head first, as a person plunges into the river.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • The lowest, cruelest, and worst populace of a city, never without its quantity of low, cruel, and bad, were the directing spirits of the scene: noisily commenting, applauding, disapproving, anticipating, and precipitating the result, without a check.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • Ah, but he would be well content to precipitate himself over the hill-side once again, as on the evening when he and I first encountered, close to the same spot!  (not reviewed by editor)

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verb, as in: action will precipitate
adj as in: a precipitate decision
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