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synonyms for hairbreadth

  • bit
  • fraction
  • hair
  • hairsbreadth
  • jot
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How to use hairbreadth in a sentence

Many hairbreadth escapes fell to his lot, and at last he quitted the sea, as he states "to the no small joy of my parents."
ROBERT MOFFATDAVID J. DEANE
Many stories are told about the hairbreadth escapes of Marius at this time.
THE TWO GREAT REPUBLICS: ROME AND THE UNITED STATESJAMES HAMILTON LEWIS
The "poor fellow" in detail related his hairbreadth escapes from battle, hunger, exposure, &c.
REMINISCENCES OF THE GUILFORD GRAYS, CO. B., 27TH N.C. REGIMENTJOHN A. SLOAN
The din and the dust, the hairbreadth escapes made the discomfort of the ride for the two women indescribable.
STILL JIMHONOR WILLSIE MORROW
Tough are the yarns of wondrous hunts and Indian perils, of hairbreadth 'scapes and curious "fixes."
BLACKWOOD'S EDINBURGH MAGAZINE, VOLUME 64, NO. 393, JULY 1848VARIOUS
One poor soldier had his leg completely severed from his body, while the escapes of his nonchalant bed-fellows were hairbreadth.
THE SIEGE OF KIMBERLEYT. PHELAN
To-night, Janey deviated by a hairbreadth from her usual routine.
NOTWITHSTANDINGMARY CHOLMONDELEY
"You can't call it exactly a hairbreadth escape," he said moodily.
THE PASTOR'S WIFEELIZABETH VON ARNIM
It was on this occasion that Athanasius was lost sight of for six years, making hairbreadth escapes during all that period.
CURIOSITIES OF CHRISTIAN HISTORYCROAKE JAMES
Life to him was a story of hairbreadth escapes—of a quest beset with a thousand perils.
THE ART OF LETTERSROBERT LYND
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OCTOBER 26, 1985
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WORDS RELATED TO HAIRBREADTH

  • breadth
  • fraction
  • hair
  • hair's-breath
  • hairbreadth
  • hairsbreadth
  • tinge
  • touch
  • trace
  • whiff
  • whisper
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