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precipitous
used in Middlemarch

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Definition
done with very great haste and without due deliberation

or:

very steep
  • Still he went on, for his mind was as utterly narrowed into that precipitous crevice of play as if he had been the most ignorant lounger there.
    Book 7 — Two Temptations (37% in)

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