narrow escape


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Synonyms for narrow escape

something achieved (or escaped) by a narrow margin

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But her ladyship's neck, sir, had a very narrow escape.
We suffered much, and made a narrow escape, but fortune befriended us, as well as our mates in the long-boat.
One horse had a heavy fall on the slippery rocks, and the others had narrow escapes.
Nobs, by dint of much scrambling and one or two narrow escapes from death, had managed to follow us up the cliff and was now curled between me and the doorway, having devoured a piece of the dried meat, which he seemed to relish immensely.
Both Woola and I had several narrow escapes from these greedy, arboreous monsters.
She feared for William; by no means convinced by all that he could relate of his own horsemanship in various countries, of the scrambling parties in which he had been engaged, the rough horses and mules he had ridden, or his many narrow escapes from dreadful falls, that he was at all equal to the management of a high-fed hunter in an English fox-chase; nor till he returned safe and well, without accident or discredit, could she be reconciled to the risk, or feel any of that obligation to Mr.
In fact, he rather prided himself on his narrow escapes, and liked to thrill the girls with graphic accounts of his triumphs over wrathful tutors, dignified professors, and vanquished enemies.
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