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precipitate
used in
The Aeneid
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precipitate
Used in
The Aeneid
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  • Here, pois'd upon his wings, the god descends: Then, rested thus, he from the tow'ring height Plung'd downward, with precipitated flight, Lights on the seas, and skims along the flood.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • Blind in their fear, they bounce against the wall, Or, to the moats pursued, precipitate their fall.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • As flames among the lofty woods are thrown On diff'rent sides, and both by winds are blown; The laurels crackle in the sputt'ring fire; The frighted sylvans from their shades retire: Or as two neighb'ring torrents fall from high; Rapid they run; the foamy waters fry; They roll to sea with unresisted force, And down the rocks precipitate their course: Not with less rage the rival heroes take Their diff'rent ways, nor less destruction make.  (not reviewed by editor)

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