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affording no ease or reassurance

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fraught with danger

not secure

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It was useless to move from where he was until the air cleared, since he could not know in what direction he was moving, and so he stretched himself upon the moss and waited, pondering the fate of his warriors and his ship, but giving little thought to his own precarious situation.
Your mother is especially desirous that you should know nothing of the precarious condition of her health.
The babe sat with his feet dangling high from a precarious infant chair and gorged his small stomach.
Anne climbed the ladder amid breathless silence, gained the ridgepole, balanced herself uprightly on that precarious footing, and started to walk along it, dizzily conscious that she was uncomfortably high up in the world and that walking ridgepoles was not a thing in which your imagination helped you out much.
the hopes were so incertain and precarious, that it may be justly
I find life precarious enough in my present humble situation.
The more such inferences are examined, the more precarious they are seen to be.
Careful observers of animals, being anxious to avoid precarious inferences, have gradually discovered more and more how to give an account of the actions of animals without assuming what we call "consciousness.
The position of Alexey Alexandrovitch, owing to this, and partly owing to the contempt lavished on him for his wife's infidelity, became very precarious.
But the lives of gentlemen devoted to such pleasures as Richard Swiveller, are extremely precarious.
Contract award: service packages for evaluation of additional costs of the management of people in precarious situations in nursing homes cas-vp.
Frances O'Grady, TUC general secretary, said, "The growth of zero-hours contracts, along with other forms of precarious employment, is one of the main reasons why working people have seen their living standards worsen significantly in recent years.
This novel identity or, better, the presence of place, I wish to describe and understand as a precarious presence, as an "unsecured" state involving a constant oscillation between ascriptions and identities that are too difficult to come to terms with.
Summary: Four people were wounded over the weekend in separate incidents in the southern city of Sidon and the northern city of Tripoli, where the security situation remains precarious after recent clashes.