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Definitions of verge

  1.   a region marking a boundary
  2.   the limit beyond which something happens or changes on the verge of tears on the brink of bankruptcy
  3.   a ceremonial or emblematic staff
  4.   border on come close to His behavior verges on the criminal
  5.   British a grass border along a road
  6.   a grass border along a road
  7.   A rod or staff carried as an emblem of authority as the verge carried before a dean
  8.   The stick or wand with which persons were formerly admitted tenants they holding it in the hand and swearing fealty to the lord Such tenants were called tenants by the verge
  9.   A virgate a yardland
  10.   A border limit or boundary of a space an edge margin or brink of something definite in extent
  11.   A circumference a circle a ring
  12.   The shaft of a column or a small ornamental shaft
  13.   The edge of the tiling projecting over the gable of a roof
  14.   The spindle of a watch balance especially one with pallets as in the old vertical escapement See under Escapement
  15.   The edge or outside of a bed or border
  16.   A slip of grass adjoining gravel walks and dividing them from the borders in a parterre
  17.   The penis
  18.   The external male organ of certain mollusks worms etc See Illustration in Appendix
  19.   To border upon to tend to incline to come near to approach
  20.   To tend downward to bend to slope as a hill verges to the north
  21.   The compass of the court of Marshalsea and the Palace court within which the lord steward and the marshal of the king's household had special jurisdiction so called from the verge or staff which the marshal bore
  22.   A rod or staff carried as a sign of authority a limit or boundary an extreme edge as the verge of a precipice
  23.   To be on the edge or border with on to tend to incline
  24.   A slender green branch a twig a rod staff or mace or anything like them used as an emblem of authority extent of jurisdiction esp of the lord steward of a royal household
  25.   To bend or incline to tend downward to slope to tend to border upon
  26.   To tend towards border on
  27.   To approach border followed by on or upon
  28.   The extreme edge margin
  29.   A rod or staff
  30.   A rod or something in the form of a rod or staff carried as an emblem of authority the mace of a church functionary a small shaft the compass or extent of the king's court compass range spindle in a watch
  31.   Brink border margin grass edging of a walk
  32.   To tend downward to bend to slope to incline to approach
  33.   A rod wand or mace a French name for the Eng yard measure the verge of a court that is the limits within which the authority of the officers extended the extreme side or end of anything edge utmost border margin in a watch the balance wheel distinguished from the others by the absence of cogs
  34.   To tend downwards to tend to approach

Quotes of verge

  1. You know we all have our inner demons I for one I can't speak for you but I'm on the verge of moral collapse at any time It can happen by the end of the show – Glenn Beck
  2. Throughout the whole vegetable sensible and rational world whatever makes progress towards maturity as soon as it has passed that point begins to verge towards decay – Robert Blair
  3. If the truth be known we are on the verge of losing an entire generation of our young people killing and dying in the streets of America – Ron Dellums
  4. The ability to get to the verge without getting into the war is the necessary art If you try to run away from it if you are scared to go to the brink you are lost – John Foster Dulles
  5. All societies on the verge of death are masculine A society can survive with only one man no society will survive a shortage of women – Germaine Greer
  6. When I was little I always thought I was marked out special on the verge of something momentous I used to tingle with anticipation – Felicity Kendal
  7. Our species is on the verge of changes that will fundamentally alter what it means to be human and we are the people driving that change – Daniel Keys Moran
  8. To my mind what we ought to have maintained from the beginning was the strictest neutrality If we had done this I do not believe we would have been on the verge of war at the present time – George William Norris
  9. The administration in my view is once again manufacturing a crisis There is no crisis in the Social Security system The system is not on the verge of bankruptcy – Paul Sarbanes
  10. We are confronting a situation in which the Administration in my view is once again manufacturing a crisis There is no crisis in the Social Security system The system is not on the verge of bankruptcy – Paul Sarbanes
  11. While nothing is certain I firmly believe our nation is on the verge of a nuclear energy renaissance – Michael K. Simpson

Usage examples for verge

  1. The troop mounted and a few minutes later we were galloping over a wide plain on the eastern verge of which the light of the new day was slowly dawning – In the Track of the Troops by R.M. Ballantyne
  2. “ I congratulated myself on being on the verge of success for after the explanation I had had with the aunt and having as I thought a friend in her I did not doubt that I should succeed – The Memoires of Casanova, Complete The Rare Unabridged London Edition Of 1894, plus An Unpublished Chapter of History, By Arthur Symons by Jacques Casanova de Seingalt
  3. He bore his defeat bravely however although all his schemes were thus dashed to the ground when they were trembling on the verge of success – Caught in a Trap by John C. Hutcheson
  4. She had been afraid he was on the verge of a burst of temper – The Head Girl at the Gables by Angela Brazil
  5. Neither beast nor bird is to be seen except upon the verge – Eight Years' Wandering in Ceylon by Samuel White Baker
  6. He caught himself on the verge of saying her and added for that person – Tom of the Raiders by Austin Bishop
  7. The castle stands on the verge of a precipitous rock on the south east corner of the town – A Yacht Voyage Round England by W.H.G. Kingston
  8. Hitherto she had been trembling on the verge of uncertainty with nothing definite in life – If Any Man Sin by H. A. Cody
  9. She wondered how a father could consider his wife before the child but when she said this she did not feel she was speaking quite sincerely and this troubled her she was on the verge of tears and the nurse came in and said she had spoken enough that afternoon and the priest bade her good by – The Untilled Field by George Moore
  10. It was like a last caress a word spoken in the ear of the loved one on the verge of a struggle sure to be lost the last whisper carrying all the devotion of a lifetime – Dwellers in the Hills by Melville Davisson Post
  11. “ I am on the verge of insanity myself – The Terror from the Depths by Sewell Peaslee Wright
  12. She no doubt was on the verge not of first love but of her first experience of the bliss of love – The Thirteen by Honore de Balzac
  13. He seemed to be on the verge of sleep – The Crooked House by Brandon Fleming
  14. We are on the verge of a precipice – Andy Grant's Pluck by Horatio Alger
  15. Nay lady said the dame save perchance that it is on the verge of a very great and very evil wood otherwise it was once a merry town and of much resort from the country side – The Water of the Wondrous Isles by William Morris
  16. We have gone with a light to the very verge of this truth – Natural Law in the Spiritual World by Henry Drummond
  17. We were certainly on the verge of destruction – An Anarchist Woman by Hutchins Hapgood
  18. As Aremberg reached its verge he brought out his artillery and opened a fire upon the body of light troops – The Rise of the Dutch Republic, Volume II.(of III) 1566-74 by John Lothrop Motley Last Updated: January 25, 2009
  19. “ I was on the verge of a big discovery – The Hero of Garside School by J. Harwood Panting
  20. I'm almost over the verge for want of sleep my trouble ever since the trouble – Dead Men Tell No Tales by E. W. Hornung

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