perilously


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Synonyms for perilously

in a dangerous manner

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An occasional javelin was still dropping perilously close to us, so we hastened to draw as close as possible to the cliffside, where we were compara-tively safe from the missiles.
For a time in sheer exuberance of animal spirit he raced swiftly through the middle terrace, swinging perilously across wide spans from one jungle giant to the next, and then he clambered upward to the swaying, lesser boughs of the upper terrace where the moon shone full upon him and the air was stirred by little breezes and death lurked ready in each frail branch.
At last the girl succeeded in righting the flier, perilously close to the ground.
The creatures were approaching perilously close before I dropped through the hatchway and slammed down the cover.
He stumbled with his old awkwardness after her, and his shoulders swung and lurched perilously.
A glance at this, and at the many men of fore and aft, demonstrated that it was to be a perilously overloaded boat.
His own tree was swaying perilously, one woman was wailing and clutching the little girl, who in turn still hung on to the cat.
So violently had she heeled over, that the men in the cabin had been thrown on top of one another into the lee bunk, where they squirmed and twisted and were washed about, those underneath being perilously near to drowning.
He was too deeply preoccupied to notice that he had advanced perilously near Francine's window.
Accurately described, Lord Lydiard's widow was short and fat, and, in the matter of age, perilously near her sixtieth birthday.
I had escaped from another death-pit, dragged myself through another morass, and perilously acquired the discretion that would enable me to drink wisely for many another year to come.
By making a third at the interview between them, he might prevent the conversation from assuming a perilously confidential turn.
Instead of struggling futilely and perilously against this lack of sustension, he yielded to it.
His reason for this was that it was taboo to the lesser sex of woman, and therefore, a refuge for him from Balatta, who grew more persecutingly and perilously loverly as the Southern Cross rode higher in the sky and marked the imminence of her nuptials.
I stared, wondering what had come to her; and then I saw that a whole army of young cows, pasturing in a field next to the garden, had got through the hedge and were grazing perilously near my tea-roses and most precious belongings.