precariously

All Adverb
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  • They continued along its banks for three days, subsisting very precariously on fish. Cited from The Great Salt Lake Trail, by Colonel Henry Inman
  • For example, he often had to balance his early-model computer precariously on an old tool table.
  • The leaders had to precariously coast around to the finish line.
  • Tom got up slowly, leaning heavily on the outer edge of the precariously placed box. Cited from Treachery in Outer Space, by Carey Rockwell and Louis Glanzman
  • Slowly she moved her head from side to side while the bundle swayed precariously. Cited from The Net: A Novel, by Rex Beach
  • His studies of music were precariously uneven as a child, being the son of a poor teacher.
  • It seemed sad that one so young must call for justice, precariously, upon the gods, the dead, the very walls! Cited from Greek Studies:A Series of Essays,Walter Pater
  • It is so large that many civilisations, both alive and dead, are constructed precariously along its surface.
  • They stood precariously on the Flat, waiting for more settlers to come in and build with them. Cited from Warlord of Kor, by Terry Gene Carr
  • One or two passengers sit next to the driver somewhat precariously.
  • The name Art & Language sat precariously over all this.
  • Were they to remain there all their lives, subsisting precariously on game and roots? Cited from The Bush Boys, by Captain Mayne Reid
  • Twenty years old and living precariously from part-time prostitution, she was homeless and had no money.
  • It stretched precariously out into the void and seemed to rest on nothing. Cited from Carette of Sark, by John Oxenham
  • He felt precariously guilty toward this woman who had befriended him. Cited from Children of the Whirlwind, by Leroy Scott
  • Those that lived so precariously would have little conscience about stripping him of his possessions. Cited from The Yoke, by Elizabeth Miller
  • At all times he was precariously close to being submerged by his obligations. Cited from Her Weight in Gold, by George Barr McCutcheon
  • Making his way precariously down the slanting deck, he reached in a minute the spot where the unfortunate lay. Cited from Cap'n Abe, Storekeeper, by James A. Cooper
  • When we get our food precariously as alms, we remember God the giver. Cited from The Hungry Stones et. al., by Rabindranath Tagore
  • Although precariously built, the vast majority of them have electricity, running water and modern household amenities.
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Meaning of precariously

  • adverb In a precarious manner
    being a precariously dominant minority is a difficult position for human nature to cope with