precipitousness

[ pri-sip-i-tuhs ]SEE DEFINITION OF precipitousness
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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR PRECIPITOUSNESS

"As long as Miss Carston was not precipitated, her precipitousness is harmless," said the Prince.

The precipitousness and grandeur of the hills increased with nearness.

The precipitousness and lofty elevation of their pasture-grounds render their chase a matter of peril.

Owing to the precipitousness of the banks, I was unable to gain my object, and was therefore compelled to remain in the stream.

Mrs. Landry rose with precipitousness, and the beautiful lady, very red, followed.

The precipitousness of the affair had taken her breath away and driven all thought in mad rout from her mind.

WORD ORIGIN

1640s, "rash, headlong," from obsolete French precipiteux (16c.), from Vulgar Latin *praecipitosus, from praecipitare (see precipitation). Related: Precipitously; precipitousness.

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