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- n. A state of being uncertain or unstable.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The state or character of being precarious; uncertainty; dependence on the will or pleasure of others, or on unknown events: as, the precariousness of life or health.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. extreme dangerousness
- n. being unsettled or in doubt or dependent on chance
And yet I have been at pains not to conceal the facts that those things I have instanced have a certain precariousness of tenure.
In a speech delivered on the tarmac, Benedict referred to the precariousness many young people see in their future.
M'Iver, who was the first to take watch for the night, paced back and forth along the lobbies or stood to warm himself at the fire he fed at intervals with peat or pine-root Though he had a soldier's reverence for the slumbers of his comrades, and made the least of noises as he moved around in his deer-skins, the slightest movement so advertised his zeal, and so clearly recalled the precariousness of our position, that I could not sleep.
You've clearly beaten precarité ( "precariousness") once and for all!
Which is shelter from competition, the tax man and most of all, "precariousness" of any kind.
The precariousness of these ladders is evident in that they need to be replaced every 10-12 weeks due to structural damage from the intense humidity and dampness.
I shook my head and listened again to Tom, who was now holding forth on my financial precariousness—meaning my unusual penniless royal mistress, yet unmarried, state.
Suddenly they've got the precariousness of creatives, of the underclass, without that gleeful experience of decades spent living-it-up.
"The evil is not sufficiently brought to their doors to make them feel the precariousness with which all American property is possessed."
It echoed what Klein had told me a few hours earlier -- his view of things having been deeply impacted by witnessing modern scenes of sorrow and precariousness.