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precipice
used in Middlemarch

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Definition
a very steep cliff

or:

any dangerous situation
  • She was blind, you see, to many things obvious to others—likely to tread in the wrong places, as Celia had warned her; yet her blindness to whatever did not lie in her own pure purpose carried her safely by the side of precipices where vision would have been perilous with fear.
    Book 4 — Three Love Problems (48% in)

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