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precipice
used in The Age of Innocence

3 uses
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Definition
a very steep cliff

or:

any dangerous situation
  • But he was still dizzy with the glimpse of the precipice they had skirted, and full of a new awe at the mystery of young-girlhood.
    Chapter 16 (90% in)
  • He felt as though he had been struggling for hours up the face of a steep precipice, and now, just as he had fought his way to the top, his hold had given way and he was pitching down headlong into darkness.
    Chapter 18 (84% in)
  • Archer sat silent, with the sense of clinging to the edge of a sliding precipice.
    Chapter 25 (62% in)

There are no more uses of "precipice" in The Age of Innocence.

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