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precarious
used in To the Lighthouse

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unsafe or in danger of getting worse — especially in danger of falling
  • Then, as if some juice necessary for the lubrication of her faculties were spontaneously squirted, she began precariously dipping among the blues and umbers, moving her brush hither and thither, but it was now heavier and went slower, as if it had fallen in with some rhythm which was dictated to her (she kept looking at the hedge, at the canvas) by what she rhythm was strong enough to bear her along with it on its current.
    3 — The Lighthouse (22% in)

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