Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.

EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR CLOSE SHAVES

There had been many "close shaves" of rock and rapid, but no life had been lost.

After some of the close shaves you and I have had, routine stuff just gets me down, but quickly!

Nevertheless, from causes over which he had no control, our veteran has had two or three "close shaves."

Ive had some mighty narrow calls Some close shaves not a few, But one of the fairly closest Ill now narrate to you.