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 Meanings and Examples of BRINK
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brink
 n.  edge, margin, or border of a steep place verge
Classic Sentence: (39 in 3 pages)
1  I'm on the brink of the grave, and I am not likely to lie to you.
A Study In Scarlet By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In PART II: CHAPTER VI. A CONTINUATION OF THE REMINISCENCES OF JOHN W...
2  The blustrous Bounderby crimsoned and swelled to such an extent on hearing these words, that he seemed to be, and probably was, on the brink of a fit.
Hard Times By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In BOOK 3: CHAPTER III
3  Before them, at their very feet, was the brink of a black ragged chasm hidden by the thick grass.
Hard Times By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In BOOK 3: CHAPTER VI
4  Thus encouraged, the matron drew near to the brink; and even Mr. Bumble himself, impelled by curiousity, ventured to do the same.
Oliver Twist By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXXVIII
5  When his master halted at the brink of a pool, and looked round to call him, he stopped outright.
Oliver Twist By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In CHAPTER XLVIII
6  Diggory, having returned to the brink of the pool, observed that the small upper hatches or floats were withdrawn.
Return of the Native By Thomas Hardy
Get Context   In BOOK 5: 9 Sights and Sounds Draw the Wanderers Together
7  As soon as Venn found his feet dragging over the pebbles of the shallower part below he secured his footing and waded towards the brink.
Return of the Native By Thomas Hardy
Get Context   In BOOK 5: 9 Sights and Sounds Draw the Wanderers Together
8  At this moment his heart bounded to hear footsteps running towards him, and two men, roused by Thomasin, appeared at the brink above.
Return of the Native By Thomas Hardy
Get Context   In BOOK 5: 9 Sights and Sounds Draw the Wanderers Together
9  At the brink of it was the furze-bush upon which the coat had been hung.
The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In I. The Adventure of Silver Blaze
10  We tottered together upon the brink of the fall.
The Return of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In I. THE ADVENTURE OF THE EMPTY HOUSE
11  With my face over the brink, I saw him fall for a long way.
The Return of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In I. THE ADVENTURE OF THE EMPTY HOUSE
12  On the brink of departure she was always seized with a flux of words.
Ethan Frome By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In III
13  Ethan, a moment earlier, had felt himself on the brink of eloquence; but the mention of Zeena had paralysed him.
Ethan Frome By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In IV
14  It excited her as if she were on the brink of a discovery.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXXI
15  Now she felt like a child, every day on the brink of a new discovery.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XLVIII
Example Sentence:
1  Scientists are on the brink of a breakthrough in the treatment of cancer.
2  What we are seeing now is a country teetering on the brink of civil war.
3  Their economy is teetering on the brink of collapse.
4  Scientists are on the brink of making a major new discovery.
5  Three of the hotels are in receivership, and others are teetering on the brink of bankruptcy.
6  The peace process was on the brink of disaster.
7  Beyond the verge of provocation I never ventured; on the extreme brink I liked well to try my skill.
8  They are always on the brink of victory and must be confronted with a virile aggression.
9  Thanks to them a country that was on the brink of ruin is now stabilizing and showing signs of moving forward.
10  At the centre of it all is Martin Freeman, whose default expression of habitual bafflement (he appears to teeter perpetually on the brink of some conversational incline) is perfectly suited to the role of Bilbo Baggins.
11  Three weeks of fighting, which began in Juba but spread beyond, often along ethnic faultlines, have killed more than a thousand people, forced a cut in oil output and left the world's newest state on the brink of civil war.
12  He is the man who took a rag-tag bunch of political misfits to the brink of achieving their dream of an independent Scotland.