brink

Part of speech: noun

The verge, as of a precipice; margin; bank; shore.

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Usage examples "brink":

  1. He was on the brink of an abyss. - "Quicksands", Adolph Streckfuss.
  2. Lady Ongar, however, soon carried him away from the actual brink of the precipice. - "The Claverings", Anthony Trollope.
  3. But have they not been indulged until the state is on the brink of ruin, and they appear stubborn in error? - "Essays on the Constitution of the United States", Paul Leicester Ford.