noun. ['ˈprɛsɪpəs'] a very steep cliff.
Words that Rhyme with Precipice
How do you pronounce precipice?
Pronounce precipice as ˈprɛsɪpəs.
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Example sentences of the word precipice
1. Noun, singular or mass
In late 2019, the world economy teetered over an economic precipice of uncertainty.
Quotes containing the word precipice
1. When religion and politics travel in the same cart, the riders believe nothing can stand in their way. Their movements become headlong - faster and faster and faster. They put aside all thoughts of obstacles and forget the precipice does not show itself to the man in a blind rush until it's too late.
- Frank Herbert, Dune
2. Real life seeks the gentle slopes at the back of Mount Improbable, while creationists are blind to all but the daunting precipice at the front.
- Richard Dawkins, The God Delusion
3. We all reach a point that is the limit of our understanding. When we stare over the precipice of uncertainty and into the dark unknown that we cannot explain with hard evidence, that is when we trade understanding for belief. At best, we make an educated guess. At worst, we make blind leaps of faith.
- Ramsey Isler, The Ninth Order