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It will eat away at prosperity, dealing repeated economic blows to coastal, rural and Southern regions, which could in turn push entire communities to the brink of collapse.
CLIMATE CHANGE WILL FORCE A NEW AMERICAN MIGRATIONBY ABRAHM LUSTGARTEN, PHOTOGRAPHY BY MERIDITH KOHUTSEPTEMBER 15, 2020PROPUBLICA
After health systems were pushed to the brink, strict lockdowns brought the outbreak under control.
EUROPE OVERTAKES U.S. AS COVID-19 HOTSPOT AS INFECTIONS SURGEKDUNN6SEPTEMBER 10, 2020FORTUNE
In San Leandro, California, Noodles Pho Me is one of very few Bay Area restaurants serving Lao-style pho, and was on the brink of closure earlier this month when its owners negotiated a deal with the landlord.
IS THE GOVERNMENT JUST GOING TO WATCH THE RESTAURANT INDUSTRY DIE?ELAZAR SONTAGAUGUST 28, 2020EATER
A study published in the June 16 Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, for example, estimates that 515 land-dwelling vertebrate species alone are on the brink of extinction.
THE BOARD GAME ENDANGERED SHOWS JUST HOW HARD CONSERVATION CAN BESARAH ZIELINSKIAUGUST 21, 2020SCIENCE NEWS
Between advertisers continuing to cut spending, economies on the brink of recessions, the end of emergency employment benefits, and a pandemic that’s surging in some markets, agency holding group CEOs are still in the grip of a serious crisis.
THE SECOND WAVE OF AGENCY STAFF COST CUTS IS STARTING TO BUILD — BUT IT MIGHT NOT CRASH AS HARD AS THE SPRING SWELLSEB JOSEPHAUGUST 13, 2020DIGIDAY
With the cash cow that is college football on the brink of losing a season, universities are staring at a massive short-term budgetary hole.
IS SCHOOL OUT FOREVER?DANIEL MALLOYAUGUST 9, 2020OZY
I swung down from my horse on the brink of the creek, cinched the saddle afresh, and rolled a cigarette.
RAW GOLDBERTRAND W. SINCLAIR
It was a hippopotamus which had been standing on the river-brink within six yards of the muzzle of his gun.
HUNTING THE LIONSR.M. BALLANTYNE
He sees no longer the brink of the abyss beside which the path of progress picks its painful way.
THE UNSOLVED RIDDLE OF SOCIAL JUSTICESTEPHEN LEACOCK
And presently we galloped across a mile or two of level grassland and pulled up on the very brink of Sage Creek canyon.
RAW GOLDBERTRAND W. SINCLAIR
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OCTOBER 26, 1985
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WORDS RELATED TO BRINK

  • ambit
  • borderline
  • boundary
  • brim
  • brink
  • circuit
  • compass
  • confines
  • edge
  • fringe
  • hem
  • limit
  • margin
  • outline
  • periphery
  • skirt
  • verge
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