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synonyms for pitfalls

  • danger
  • difficulty
  • drawback
  • peril
  • risk
  • snag
  • catch
  • downfall
  • entanglement
  • hook
  • mesh
  • mousetrap
  • pit
  • quicksand
  • setup
  • snare
  • swindle
  • toil
  • web
  • booby trap
  • deadfall

antonyms for pitfalls

MOST RELEVANT
  • advantage
  • safety
  • security
  • blessing
  • good luck
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How to use pitfalls in a sentence

This knowledge of the end we must, therefore, put down as one of the most dangerous pitfalls which beset the writers of history.
FRIENDS IN COUNCILARTHUR HELPS
It is really a dry glacier here but with snow frozen over the surface making many pitfalls.
MOUNT EVEREST THE RECONNAISSANCE, 1921CHARLES KENNETH HOWARD-BURY
In a valley where there are many individual farms and little villages, the coolies' path is well beset with pitfalls and with gin.
MOUNT EVEREST THE RECONNAISSANCE, 1921CHARLES KENNETH HOWARD-BURY
Does he not make men fragile and place them amidst pitfalls?
THE ENGLISH UTILITARIANS, VOLUME II (OF 3)LESLIE STEPHEN
How he managed to steer clear of the many snares and pitfalls laid for him in the course of his career puzzled a good many men.
THE NEW TENANTE. PHILLIPS OPPENHEIM
Traversing this from north to south was a narrow belt, reasonably free from pitfalls, running as a spur down to the sea.
THE HOME OF THE BLIZZARDDOUGLAS MAWSON
The light was atrocious, and a few open rents gave warning of the western zone of pitfalls.
THE HOME OF THE BLIZZARDDOUGLAS MAWSON
He could steal up to a herd of deer without frightening them, and was a first-rate hand in making pitfalls for game.
A CHAPTER OF ADVENTURESG. A. HENTY
No' to speak of yon blazin' Oriental bazzaars, fu' o' damnable pitfalls for the unwary!
WHERE THE PAVEMENT ENDSJOHN RUSSELL
She was in truth an honest little Puritan in whose sight the good things of the world were but as snares and pitfalls.
FLAMING JUNEMRS. GEORGE DE HORNE VAIZEY
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OCTOBER 26, 1985
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