brink[ bringk ]SEE DEFINITION OF brink
EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR BRINK
It was probably his daughter who led him back from the brink of the grave.
It was on the brink of the Barrage itself that I spoke to Bailey.
I followed with the others round the corner to arrive at the brink of the canyon.
Calendar waddled to the brink of the stage, grunting with relief.
We lightly debate, we hesitate, we yawn, unconscious of the brink.
A hundred times he was on the brink of ruin; a hundred times I saved him.
The rebels were on the brink of a precipice, and extricated themselves.
Leaning over its brink, they conversed while gazing at one another's reflection.
I proceeded with the mourners, and soon stood on the brink of the grave.
He lay now—as old Anna Green had been that night—just on the brink.
early 13c., from Middle Low German brink "edge," or Danish brink "steepness, shore, bank, grassy edge," from Proto-Germanic *brenkon, probably from PIE *bhreng-, variant of root *bhren- "project, edge" (cf. Lithuanian brinkti "to swell").
MORE RELATED WORDS FOR BRINK
- bitter end
- bottom line
- breaking point
- cutoff point
- end point
- far out
- farthest point
- farthest reach
- the max
- the most