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See definition of hairsbreadth on Dictionary.com
  • as inhairbreadth
  • as inwhisker

synonyms for hairsbreadth

  • bit
  • fraction
  • hair
  • jot
  • breadth
  • trace
  • whiff
  • whisper
  • hair
  • fraction
  • touch
  • tinge
  • hairbreadth
  • hair's-breath
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How to use hairsbreadth in a sentence

He was more than once within a hairsbreadth of death but at length he was brought by his master, Kakinathucca, to his home.
THE JOURNAL OF NEGRO HISTORY, VOLUME 5, 1920VARIOUS
He had a habit of darting them around a wide circle of objects, without turning his head a hairsbreadth.
ADLE DUBOISMRS. WILLIAM T. SAVAGE
We catch a word, a touch of flippancy, a suggestion of licence, a covert sneer which goes too far by a hairsbreadth.
JUDGES AND RUTHROBERT A. WATSON
He carefully turned an unconnected control knob a hairsbreadth with utmost deliberation and precision.
THE KENZIE REPORTMARK CLIFTON
Not by a hairsbreadth has all that has passed in the interval lowered you in my eyes.
WHEN WE DEAD AWAKENHENRIK IBSEN
I think, mamma, I never depart a hairsbreadth from your will.
THE STORMALEKSANDR NICOLAEVICH OSTROVSKY
You heard my terms, and nothing that you can urge will move me a hairsbreadth from them.
THE IMPOSTORHAROLD BINDLOSS
It just turned on the merest hairsbreadth of a pressure on the trigger.
ALETTABERTRAM MITFORD
Not a chink was visible, and the heavy bell would not move one hairsbreadth, notwithstanding all her efforts.
FAIRY CIRCLESUNKNOWN
It was a fit ending to the first stage of Canadian history—a hopeless venture, a confession of weakness, a hairsbreadth escape.
A HISTORICAL GEOGRAPHY OF THE BRITISH COLONIESCHARLES PRESTWOOD LUCAS
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WORDS RELATED TO HAIRSBREADTH

  • bit
  • fraction
  • hair
  • hairsbreadth
  • jot
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