hairsbreadth

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  • noun

Synonyms for hairsbreadth

a very small distance or space

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At this point, the novel turns into an Indiana Jones movie (without Indiana Jones): derring-do, hairbreadth escapes, and suspense in China, Taiwan, the Philippines, Canada, the United States--you get the idea.
ISLAMABAD, August 13, 2011 (Balochistan Times): PIA Multan - Islamabad flight has escaped by hairbreadth when it lost its balance after it took off from Multan airport for Islamabad.
ISLAMABAD, August 13, 2011 (Frontier Star): PIA Multan - Islamabad flight has escaped by hairbreadth when it lost its balance after it took off from Multan airport for Islamabad.
The film contains an effective mix of hairbreadth escapes, dizzying chases, and unexpected expressions of human emotion.
Plummet stopped, backed and turned the instrument on the narrow sidewalk with speed and hairbreadth precision, and headed back for Lincoln High School, skipping once to get in step with Mr.
The result is just a hairbreadth away from Wacky Packages--dorky Mad Magazine-esque product parody stickers--only with adult sexuality.
He adds that with the help of God they would not succeed in forcing him to stray even by a hairbreadth from Mosaic and Talmudic law.
Having seen my wife escape death by a hairbreadth on that day in Karachi, I lost her in a second, unfortunately successful, attempt two months later.
What follows is a series of adventures, culminating in a hairbreadth escape for Renard after he once again dupes his archnemesis Ysengrin.
In 1983, the nations came within a hairbreadth of nuclear war, but the Chernobyl explosion changed everything.
The latest survey carried out for the Electoral Commission shows that people agree by a margin of 4 to 1 that devolution has improved the way Wales is run - a massive turnaround from the hairbreadth majority of 1997.
Doing it seemed to taunt disaster, as leaning a hairbreadth too far in either direction could be curtains for him.
McCausland had a 33-year career at the Post-Intelligencer, where his Hairbreadth Husky - with a bandaged nose and fedora - chronicled the ups and downs of University of Washington football from 1960 to 1982.
Like a junior James Bond, Alex is bold, brave, and cool under pressure, and his life is full of thrilling hairbreadth escapes.