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See definition of precipitously on Dictionary.com
  • as inabruptly
  • as inrashly

synonyms for precipitously

  • all of a sudden
  • suddenly
  • unexpectedly
  • unanticipatedly
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How to use precipitously in a sentence

So precipitously had the guerrillas fled that except the severely wounded, few prisoners were taken.
THE COURIER OF THE OZARKSBYRON A. DUNN
On three sides, the cliffs rise so precipitously from the waves, that all access is impossible.
A WOMAN'S JOURNEY ROUND THE WORLDIDA PFEIFFER
A few yards away, the hillside fell almost precipitously for perhaps a thousand feet to the tops of the pines below.
THE GOLD TRAILHAROLD BINDLOSS
In a tiny glade, with the mountain walls rising precipitously for hundreds of feet, Talpers halted and gave three shrill whistles.
MYSTERY RANCHARTHUR CHAPMAN
It was bounded by the high, white chalk cliffs, which descended precipitously to the sea.
HARPER'S NEW MONTHLY MAGAZINE, NO. VII, DECEMBER 1850, VOL. IIVARIOUS
From the rampart whereon they stood, a bluff face of rock descended precipitously towards the camp of the Assyrians.
SARCHEDONG. J. (GEORGE JOHN) WHYTE-MELVILLE
This town is picturesquely situated on the brow of a stupendous cliff, which descends precipitously into the Ottawa.
HUDSON BAYR.M. BALLANTYNE
This is a mile and a half across, and its terminal wall rises precipitously thirty-six hundred feet.
YOUR NATIONAL PARKSENOS A. MILLS
Now the grotto was a natural excavation in a high rock, which stood precipitously upright over the establishment of the baths.
LA MERE BAUCHEANTHONY TROLLOPE
The ground sloped outward for a distance at a gentle angle, then dropped precipitously many feet.
THE SECRET WIRELESSLEWIS E. THEISS
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OCTOBER 26, 1985
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WORDS RELATED TO PRECIPITOUSLY

  • all of a sudden
  • precipitously
  • suddenly
  • unanticipatedly
  • unexpectedly
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.