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precarious
used in Gone with the Wind

3 uses
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Definition
unsafe or in danger of getting worse — especially in danger of falling
  • The carriage plowed its way farther and halted for a moment to permit two ladies with baskets of bandages on their arms to pick precarious passages across the sloppy street on stepping stones.
    2.8 (45% in)
  • She picked her way precariously across the stepping stones of the muddy street and walked forward until a sentry, his blue overcoat buttoned high against the wind, stopped her.
    4.34 (12% in)
  • As Scarlett thought of Suellen's secure future and the precarious one of herself and Tara, anger flamed in her at the unfairness of life.
    4.35 (27% in)

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