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narrow escape

noun as in cliffhanger

noun as in near miss

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As absurd as it may sound in the wake of such a narrow escape, the really tough political fights still lie ahead.

I knew then that Owen had had a narrow escape, and but for the fleetness of foot of Evan he would surely have been slain.

So we had a narrow escape, thought I; these fellows would have attacked us, I doubt not, had we not gone on that night.

After his narrow escape, Rory was soon at the head of a band, and burning villages as busily as ever.

When he picked up a piece as large as a saucer beside my pillow, I realized my narrow escape.

The next day quite a number of the garrison were killed or wounded, and Colonel Smith himself had a narrow escape.


On this page you'll find 31 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to narrow escape, such as: close call, shocker, squeaker, thriller, close shave, and spine-chiller.

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