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Definition of "precariousness" [precariousness]

  • A state of being uncertain or unstable. (noun) : Text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License

Use "precariousness" in a sentence
  • "And yet I have been at pains not to conceal the facts that those things I have instanced have a certain precariousness of tenure."
  • "In a speech delivered on the tarmac, Benedict referred to the precariousness many young people see in their future."
  • "M'Iver, who was the first to take watch for the night, paced back and forth along the lobbies or stood to warm himself at the fire he fed at intervals with peat or pine-root Though he had a soldier's reverence for the slumbers of his comrades, and made the least of noises as he moved around in his deer-skins, the slightest movement so advertised his zeal, and so clearly recalled the precariousness of our position, that I could not sleep."