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How to use on edge in a sentence

After a bit of waiting, Mac decided that the smoke was floating from a certain direction, and we began to edge carefully that way.
RAW GOLDBERTRAND W. SINCLAIR
He was hurrying towards the corner of the palace grounds when a shriek from Winifred set his teeth on edge.
THE RED YEARLOUIS TRACY
The first man my eyes lighted upon as I stepped inside was MacRae, humped disconsolately on the edge of a bunk.
RAW GOLDBERTRAND W. SINCLAIR
I drew back from the rim of Writing-On-the-Stone, that set of whispered phrases echoing in my ears.
RAW GOLDBERTRAND W. SINCLAIR
Squinty turned around, standing on the edge of the little brook, and waited, his heart beating faster and faster.
SQUINTY THE COMICAL PIGRICHARD BARNUM
Feeling sixteen and very foolish, she sank to the edge of a chair and muttered something about the charm of the room.
ANCESTORSGERTRUDE ATHERTON
They started in the early morning and rode out over the plains till they came to the edge of a large forest.
ALILA, OUR LITTLE PHILIPPINE COUSINMARY HAZELTON WADE
Birdie has fairly taken the fighting edge off Liman von Sanders' two new Divisions: he has knocked them to bits.
GALLIPOLI DIARY, VOLUME IIAN HAMILTON
Then, when he least expected it, the trees fell away abruptly on both sides, and he stood on the edge of the village clearing.
THREE MORE JOHN SILENCE STORIESALGERNON BLACKWOOD
Then he rubbed the blade of his knife back and forth over this till the edge was sharp enough to split a hair with ease.
ALILA, OUR LITTLE PHILIPPINE COUSINMARY HAZELTON WADE
SYNONYM OF THE DAY
JULY 24, 2021
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WORDS RELATED TO ON EDGE

  • acid
  • acrid
  • acrimonious
  • bitter
  • churlish
  • crabby
  • cynical
  • disagreeable
  • discontented
  • displeasing
  • embittered
  • grouchy
  • grudging
  • ill-natured
  • ill-tempered
  • irritable
  • jaundiced
  • on edge
  • peevish
  • rotten
  • tart
  • ungenerous
  • unhappy
  • unpleasant
  • waspish
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