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precipitate
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Nicholas Nickleby
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precipitate
Used in
Nicholas Nickleby
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  • 'What!' cried Nicholas, in high wrath, 'do you mean to tell me that any man would dare to box the ears of such aŚ' He had no time to sing the praises of his mistress, just then, for Newman gave him a gentle push which had nearly precipitated him to the bottom of the area steps.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • The violence of his fall precipitated Mrs Squeers completely over an adjacent form; and Squeers striking his head against it in his descent, lay at his full length on the ground, stunned and motionless.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • Carrying this resolution into instant effect, he had advanced as far as the passage, when the sound of the latch-key in the street door caused him to make a precipitate retreat into his own office again.  (not reviewed by editor)

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