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But his business was a precarious one; and, when he died, it all went to pieces and there was nothing left.
A Doll's House By Henrik Ibsen Context
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.
Frankenstein By Mary Wollstonecraft (Godwin) Shelley Context
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.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche Context
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.
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 Dumas Context
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 Dumas Context
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.
Wuthering Heights By Emily Bronte Context