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Definition of precarious:

  1. Depending on the will or pleasure of another; uncertain; held by a doubtful tenure.

Common misspellings for precarious:

precaurious, precatious, precurious, procarious, pecarious, percarious, precario.

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Examples of usage for precarious:

  1. Uncertain is applied to things that human knowledge can not certainly determine or that human power can not certainly control; precarious originally meant dependent on the will of another, and now, by extension of meaning, dependent on chance or hazard, with manifest unfavorable possibility verging toward probability; as, one holds office by a precarious tenure, or land by a precarious title; the strong man's hold on life is uncertain, the invalid's is precarious.
  2. Doggie drew a foot out of the mud so as to find a less precarious purchase higher up the slope. "The Rough Road" , William John Locke.
  3. Mr. Harrison had one up in December which succeeded very well, and there is one out from Scalloway just now at Faroe; but it is not considered that it will be extensively or generally continued, the fishing is so precarious. "Second Shetland Truck System Report" , William Guthrie.

Quotes for precarious:

  1. Liberalism, on the other hand, regards life as an adventure in which we must take risks in new situations, in which there is no guarantee that the new will always be the good or the true, in which progress is a precarious achievement rather than inevitability. - Morris Raphael Cohen
  2. A politician never forgets the precarious nature of elective life. We have never established a practice of tenure in public office. - Hubert H. Humphrey
  3. And how can poetry stand up against its new conditions? Its position is perfectly precarious. - John C. Ransom
  4. I think in certain areas the demand is greater than it has ever been, and my business is better than it's been in 30 years. The music business is so precarious, as you know -you've got to make it while you can make it, and that's exactly what we're doing. - George Shearing
  5. What I do is put my characters into situations that are so precarious there is no way to get out. And then I figure how to get them out. - Sidney Sheldon
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