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As of five years ago, that ratio had dropped precipitously, all the way down to … 92.2 percent.

Their homicides and suicides have also precipitously dropped.

Why would the E.U. precipitously compromise its moral principles in such a way?

The price of chicken dropped precipitously, making it much more ubiquitous than it was in the prewar era.

As those loans have dried up, the average price that buyers in majority-minority neighborhoods can offer has fallen precipitously.

So precipitously had the guerrillas fled that except the severely wounded, few prisoners were taken.

On three sides, the cliffs rise so precipitously from the waves, that all access is impossible.

A few yards away, the hillside fell almost precipitously for perhaps a thousand feet to the tops of the pines below.

In a tiny glade, with the mountain walls rising precipitously for hundreds of feet, Talpers halted and gave three shrill whistles.

It was bounded by the high, white chalk cliffs, which descended precipitously to the sea.


On this page you'll find 44 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to precipitously, such as: all of a sudden, suddenly, unexpectedly, and unanticipatedly.

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