Precipitous in a sentence 🔊

Definition of Precipitous

Steep, like a precipice | Headlong | Hasty; rash; quick; sudden

Short Example Sentences for Precipitous

  • 1. The wall of the crater is precipitous and black. 🔊
  • 2. Where the rock is most precipitous a breastwork has been thrown up. 🔊
  • 3. It was such a precipitous descent to earth after their flight. 🔊
  • 4. At their feet was the deep, grassy valley, hemmed by precipitous bluffs. 🔊

How to use Precipitous in Sentences?

  • 1. The precipitous banks were a greater obstacle to troops than the stream itself. 🔊
  • 2. The climbing was in many instances too precipitous for the horses and they made many detours. 🔊
  • 3. Again and again we rode to the edges of the cliffs, whose precipitous walls forbade our descent. 🔊
  • 4. These trees only grow on precipitous rocks, and they grow so close together as to form groves. 🔊
  • 5. The walls are very high, and the fallen timbers lie strewed adown the precipitous descent. 🔊
  • 6. Behind the Auenthal woods swept roaring through a ragged arch of rain-cloud a precipitous ocean. 🔊
  • 7. Down the precipitous landing-steps we went, Dolly, as usual, well in the front. 🔊
  • 8. Directly in the path rises the sharp cone of Vico Alvano, precipitous and rugged. 🔊
  • 9. The descent on the south side is much more precipitous and wonderful than the ascent from the north. 🔊
  • 10. The plane nosed over and with increased momentum from the dip it shot upward at a precipitous angle. 🔊
  • 11. Then standing astraddle in the precipitous street he began to pluck at the strings as though the guitar could answer for him. 🔊
  • 12. The way down was very precipitous and they had not covered a third of it when Roger slipped and fell. 🔊
  • 13. They held forlorn council, and decided to abandon their search for mines in those gloomy and precipitous solitudes. 🔊
  • 14. Perched on the crest of a precipitous rock, this fortress looks as though it might defy all enemies but famine. 🔊
  • 15. Captain Goritz smiled at their precipitous movements and his voice was reassuring as he addressed the fat man. 🔊
  • 16. Those with horses had literally to cut the way with their axes over windfall, over steep banks, and round precipitous cliffs. 🔊
  • 17. With one joyous bound he disappeared from the astonished eyes of the watchman, and hastily descended the precipitous road which led to the shore. 🔊
  • 18. The Federals had not gone far from the cabin when the valley narrowed down and the mountains arose steep and precipitous on each side. 🔊
  • 19. As Peter dropped down the precipitous ladder into the well, he made out two figures struggling against the rail. 🔊
  • 20. There was no mistaking it, with its precipitous sides, its frowning aspect, and the cluster of tents clearly discernible upon its summit. 🔊
  • 21. Above the spring is the precipitous hill of Tur, with the remains of a rude fort on its shattered rocky summit. 🔊
  • 22. Before him extended a long hollow defile, commanded on one side by rugged, precipitous heights, covered with bushes and scanty forest trees. 🔊
  • 23. It has all the charms of precipitous hills, winding valleys, dark wooded gorges, lovely river-flats, and meandering streams. 🔊
  • 24. One of these, the Imamzada, passes through the most precipitous and narrow gorge which it is possible to travel, even with unloaded mules. 🔊
  • 25. Nothing grew on the Rock, and its sides, covered with shellfish at sea level where the surf thundered in, were too precipitous for access. 🔊
  • 26. The Kara-Hissar is precipitous on all sides, hung round by cliffs, and there are few places where it can be climbed. 🔊
  • 27. During the morning Ormond and I lagged behind the others as we wound with much precaution along the sides of an almost precipitous descent. 🔊
  • 28. On the higher ground to the right, Kennedy and Scott were riding where they could command the gullies of the precipitous left bank of the river. 🔊
  • 29. A dock runs but a little way out into the sea, for the shores are precipitous and one finds a goodly number of fathoms only a few yards from the shingle. 🔊
  • 30. The Housekeeper and the Agent, summoned in the mean time, were waiting as they began to crawl down the straight precipitous ladder from the roof. 🔊
  • 31. Deep precipitous ravines occasionally descended on this side into the sea, overshadowed by huge overgrown oaks, the branches of which dipped into the water. 🔊