Usage examples for brink

  1. What evil influence pressing him on to the brink of ruin? – After the Storm by T. S. Arthur
  2. But Vortigern sat upon the brink of the pool till night to see what else would happen. – The Legends Of King Arthur And His Knights by James Knowles
  3. On the very brink of the other world! – Donal Grant by George MacDonald
  4. " Very much the contrary," he said; " we are on the brink of success. – Mysterious Mr. Sabin by E. Phillips Oppenheim
  5. Still half a child herself, her child laughing to her laughter,- two soft triflers on the brink of the grave! – Zanoni by Edward Bulwer Lytton
  6. At length the old man reached the brink of the island where the woods are succeeded by a border of smooth sand. – The Myth of Hiawatha, and Other Oral Legends, Mythologic and Allegoric, of the North American Indians by Henry R. Schoolcraft
  7. He extended his arm, at times, suddenly, as if on the brink of a positive assertion. – Nan of Music Mountain by Frank H. Spearman
  8. Why doesn't somebody give him a push over the brink and make him propose? – The Jolliest School of All by Angela Brazil
  9. They were now actually hanging with heads over the brink of the gulf, and the uproar of the rushing waters below sounded loud in Jack's ears. – Jack Haydon's Quest by John Finnemore
  10. They were brave to the brink of recklessness. – Leaves in the Wind by A. G. Gardiner
  11. Right to the edge of this precipice ran the path, for one of the stone pillars stood upon its extreme brink, and yet how could a road descend such a place as that? – Ayesha The Further History of She-Who-Must-Be-Obeyed by H. Rider Haggard
  12. All that was purely mortal in me shuddered on the brink of the Unknown. – The Life Everlasting: A Reality of Romance by Marie Corelli
  13. She sat down on the brink and wondered why she was born! – M. or N. "Similia similibus curantur." by G.J. Whyte-Melville
  14. When he neared the brink Jackal gave the rope a jerk. – South-African Folk-Tales by James A. Honey
  15. It was on the very brink of the stream, and indeed the leaning of the stem carried the top of the willow somewhat over the water, and thus it made quite a good place to sit and fish. – Rollo in Geneva by Jacob Abbott
  16. Not much before midnight the bearers swung sharply at the brink of the cliff and plunged down the steep narrow road cut along its face. – The Unwilling Vestal by Edward Lucas White