1 His situation was too precarious to allow him even time to reflect on any thought but one.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre DumasContext Highlight In Chapter 20. The Cemetery of the Chateau D'If.
2 I remember well that the slaves, convinced of the precarious tenure on which they held their lives, passed whole days and nights in praying, crying, and groaning.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre DumasContext Highlight In Chapter 77. Haidee.
3 But his business was a precarious one; and, when he died, it all went to pieces and there was nothing left.
4 You may also tell him that the mother of Linton desired him to remain under my guardianship; and, at present, his health is very precarious.
5 The carriage plowed its way farther and halted for a moment to permit two ladies with baskets of bandages on their arms to pick precarious passages across the sloppy street on stepping stones.
6 As Scarlett thought of Suellen's secure future and the precarious one of herself and Tara, anger flamed in her at the unfairness of life.
7 The situation of the inferior gentry, or Franklins, as they were called, who, by the law and spirit of the English constitution, were entitled to hold themselves independent of feudal tyranny, became now unusually precarious.
8 Men of their precarious course of life change readily from the banquet to the battle; and, to Richard, the exchange seemed but a succession of pleasure.
9 We were not allowed to converse for any length of time, for the precarious state of my health rendered every precaution necessary that could ensure tranquillity.
10 You can't breathe dead hippo waking, sleeping, and eating, and at the same time keep your precarious grip on existence.
11 There was in all this, as may have been observed, one personage concerned, of whom, notwithstanding his precarious position, we have appeared to take but very little notice.
The Three Musketeers By Alexandre DumasContext Highlight In 13 MONSIEUR BONACIEUX
12 She picked her way precariously across the stepping stones of the muddy street and walked forward until a sentry, his blue overcoat buttoned high against the wind, stopped her.