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precarious
used in Of Human Bondage

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unsafe or in danger of getting worse — especially in danger of falling
  • They remain year after year, objects of good-humoured scorn to younger men: some of them crawl through the examination of the Apothecaries Hall; others become non-qualified assistants, a precarious position in which they are at the mercy of their employer; their lot is poverty, drunkenness, and Heaven only knows their end.
    55-56 — Chapters 55-56 (5% in)

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