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used in A Great and Terrible Beauty

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unsafe or in danger of getting worse — especially in danger of falling
  • There isn't a moment when my head doesn't pound, and breakfast—dry toast with marmalade—sits precariously on the sea of my stomach.
    Chapter 14 (2% in)
  • The boat tips precariously.
    Chapter 20 (83% in)
  • It's such a precarious balance, it's a wonder we do it at all.
    Chapter 38 (80% in)

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