PRECIPITATE in a Sentence

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 Meanings and Examples of PRECIPITATE
Definition Example Sentence Classic Sentence
 v.  fall from clouds; hurl or throw violently; fall vertically, sharply, or headlong
Classic Sentence: (62 in 5 pages)
1  There was nothing she could say that would not precipitate a scene in which he would be sure to remark upon her locked door and the probable connection Ashley had with it.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER LII
2  Miss Bart shrank from it slightly, and then flung herself into precipitate explanations.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Context  Highlight   In BOOK 1: Chapter 1
3  Again she felt her colour change; again her heart rose in precipitate throbs to meet what she felt was coming.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Context  Highlight   In BOOK 2: Chapter 6
4  He put it to her as if she had not grasped the consequences of her act; as if her incorrigible ignorance of business were about to precipitate her into a fresh act of folly.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Context  Highlight   In BOOK 2: Chapter 10
5  After riding about an hour in this way, the whole party made a precipitate and tumultuous descent into a barn-yard belonging to a large farming establishment.
Uncle Tom's Cabin By Harriet Beecher Stowe
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER VII
6  Thou hast spoken well, Brother Albert," said Beaumanoir; "thy motives were good, since thou didst judge it right to arrest thine erring brother in his career of precipitate folly.
Ivanhoe By Walter Scott
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER XXXVII
7  Crawford had been too precipitate.
Mansfield Park By Jane Austen
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER XXXIV
8  I am never precipitate in my actions, nor would I adopt so energetic and, indeed, so dangerous a course, if any other were possible.
The Return of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle
9  By a rapid movement, which the gendarme's practiced eye had perceived, Dantes sprang forward to precipitate himself into the sea; but four vigorous arms seized him as his feet quitted the bottom of the boat.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Context  Highlight   In Chapter 8. The Chateau D'If.
10  I am very sensible, madam, of the hardship to my fair cousins, and could say much on the subject, but that I am cautious of appearing forward and precipitate.
Pride and Prejudice By Jane Austen
Context  Highlight   In Chapter 13
11  I burned with rage to pursue the murderer of my peace and precipitate him into the ocean.
Frankenstein By Mary Shelley
Context  Highlight   In Chapter 20
12  The same and the Governor in precipitate haste.
The Inspector General By Nikolai Gogol
Context  Highlight   In ACT IV
13  "There happened then that which you know, and of which your precipitate departure," added the host, with an acuteness that did not escape d'Artagnan, "appeared to authorize the issue."
The Three Musketeers By Alexandre Dumas
Context  Highlight   In 27 THE WIFE OF ATHOS
14  We hurry far away in precipitate flight, with the suppliant who had so well merited rescue; and silently cut the cable, and bending forward sweep the sea with emulous oars.
The Aeneid By Virgil
Context  Highlight   In BOOK THIRD
15  Amy, who was fond of delicate fare, took a heaping spoonful, choked, hid her face in her napkin, and left the table precipitately.
Little Women By Louisa May Alcott
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER ELEVEN
Example Sentence:
1  Though I was angry enough to resign on the spot, I had enough sense to keep myself from quitting a job in such a precipitate fashion.
2  Our economy would precipitate into complete ruin if what the banker says is true.
3  An invasion would certainly precipitate a political crisis.
4  The riot was precipitated when four black men were arrested.
5  The killings in Vilnius have precipitated the worst crisis yet.
6  This hill is difficult to climb because it is so precipitous.
7  The town is perched on the edge of a steep, precipitous cliff.
8  The storm brought several inches of precipitation.
9  Although the technique can increase precipitation; changing the weather in the fragile environment of Tibet could also be fraught with unintended consequences.