- v. present participle of precipitate.
- adj. bringing on suddenly or abruptly
“It was Ronald Reagan who made a fateful turn to the military, choosing Col. Robert "Bud" McFarlane, followed by Vice Adm. John Poindexter, to head the National Security Council – - where they played a key role in precipitating the Iran-Contra crisis.”
“Business school discourse today has a new set of topical lessons, emphasizing the roles played by MBAs in precipitating the global ...”
“To be fair, while cash may be the main precipitating factor behind the shifts, it's not the only one.”
“Business school discourse today has a new set of topical lessons, emphasizing the roles played by MBAs in precipitating the global recession and creating financial products that benefited corporations but hurt consumers.”
“What does that have to do with anything, especially when he goes on to omit the Georgians role in precipitating the (admittedly disproportionate) aggression. — jmz4”
“Corday's assassination of Marat was instrumental in precipitating the violent reaction of the Jacobin government against women, including Jacobin women.”
“Or were these parties innocent and old David Moore the one motive power in precipitating a tragedy, the result of which had been to enrich him and impoverish them?”
“It is as summons that we see expression precipitating transcendence.”
“Even if the debris impact is identified as the precipitating cause of the wing breach, just how it did so remains unclear.”
“That Naples should co-operate in the general movement against France was right, although, as Nelson well knew, she had never dared do so under much more favorable conditions, -- a fact which by itself should have suggested to him caution; but that she should act alone, with the idea of precipitating war, refusing to await the moment fixed by the principal states, was folly.”
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