hairbreadth

Part of speech: noun

A hair's breadth; an extremely small distance; used adjectively.

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Usage examples "hairbreadth":

  1. I drew it out and compared it, and perceived that there was not a hairbreadth of difference. - "Bagh O Bahar, Or Tales of the Four Darweshes", Mir Amman of Dihli.
  2. I passed all the tests, though by a hairbreadth. - "Autobiography of a YOGI", Paramhansa Yogananda.
  3. " Do you remember," and then we talked over the hairbreadth escapes we had had, and groaned to think that the good times were passed. - "The Heart of Una Sackville", Mrs. George de Horne Vaizey.