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perilously

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishperilouslyper‧il‧ous‧ly /ˈperələsli/ adverb literary or formal  in a way that is dangerous and likely to result in something bad soon syn dangerously Karpov, the champion, came perilously close to losing.
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perilouslyI eventually began to suspect that their devotion to organizing things comes perilously close to an obsession.In fact, at one point, Berni did come perilously close to being let out to play via a third-floor window.I was perilously close to being touched once and for all.In winter the few cars that make it up the mountains skid along the roads, perilously close to ravines.Twice I ran perilously close to the edge, my eyes dazzled and eyelids drooping.But as it turned out his majority was perilously narrow.Our high and rising house prices rest perilously on short-term interest rates.perilously closeI eventually began to suspect that their devotion to organizing things comes perilously close to an obsession.I was perilously close to being touched once and for all.In winter the few cars that make it up the mountains skid along the roads, perilously close to ravines.Are you aware that you're getting perilously close to slander?The jobless queue is getting perilously close to the 4m mark.Twice I ran perilously close to the edge, my eyes dazzled and eyelids drooping.Lawrence, whose preference for more temperate seas brings it perilously close to the environs of civilization.He was a big bear of a man, well over six feet tall and perilously close to three hundred pounds.
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