Precipitous in a sentence 🔊

Definition of Precipitous

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

Short Example Sentence 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 a Sentence?

  • 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. The walls are very high, and the fallen timbers lie strewed adown the precipitous descent. 🔊
  • 5. These trees only grow on precipitous rocks, and they grow so close together as to form groves. 🔊
  • 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. They held forlorn council, and decided to abandon their search for mines in those gloomy and precipitous solitudes. 🔊
  • 13. Perched on the crest of a precipitous rock, this fortress looks as though it might defy all enemies but famine. 🔊
  • 14. The way down was very precipitous and they had not covered a third of it when Roger slipped and fell. 🔊
  • 15. Captain Goritz smiled at their precipitous movements and his voice was reassuring as he addressed the fat man. 🔊
  • 16. With one joyous bound he disappeared from the astonished eyes of the watchman, and hastily descended the precipitous road which led to the shore. 🔊
  • 17. Those with horses had literally to cut the way with their axes over windfall, over steep banks, and round precipitous cliffs. 🔊
  • 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. There was no mistaking it, with its precipitous sides, its frowning aspect, and the cluster of tents clearly discernible upon its summit. 🔊
  • 20. Above the spring is the precipitous hill of Tur, with the remains of a rude fort on its shattered rocky summit. 🔊
  • 21. As Peter dropped down the precipitous ladder into the well, he made out two figures struggling against the rail. 🔊
  • 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. 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. 🔊
  • 30. 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. 🔊
  • 31. They could not get down the precipitous gorge by which their guiding river plunged from the mountains, and they had not enough food to go back and round by another way. 🔊
  • 32. Deep precipitous ravines occasionally descended on this side into the sea, overshadowed by huge overgrown oaks, the branches of which dipped into the water. 🔊
  • 33. Within the folds of the front line of mountains rise isolated hills of considerable magnitude, precipitous and abrupt, but scenically very picturesque. 🔊
  • 34. She struck on a submerged reef in a little cove, about an eighth of a mile from a coast which was three or four hundred feet high and as precipitous as a wall. 🔊
  • 35. At about seven miles from where we started, we found ourselves checked by precipitous rocks jutting into the stream, and were obliged once more to make preparations for crossing it. 🔊
  • 36. They are very difficult to gather, for the birds always build them in craggy locations, in whose tortuous and precipitous caverns they are only obtained by descending a rope. 🔊