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The passionate joy in life she had felt in the night, after escaping from the brink of the black cold death in the pool, was gone now.
Now she flattered with exquisite tact, now she moralized, now she tried how far I was accessible to mercenary motives, then she disported on the brink of affection--knowing that some men are won by weakness--anon, she talked excellent sense, aware that others have the folly to admire judgment.
I put forward my arm, and shuddered to find that I had fallen at the very brink of a circular pit, whose extent, of course, I had no means of ascertaining at the moment.
When they had descended and risen again, they found themselves on the eastern brink of a steep hill.
And as the dwarf came to the brink of it, he saw the two ducks whose lives he had saved swimming about; and they dived down and soon brought in the key from the bottom.
On the brink of departure she was always seized with a flux of words.
At length he summoned me by a low, "S-s-t," and I crept toward the sound of his voice to find him kneeling on the brink of an opening in the floor.
She had wandered about the woods by the river's brink all day, and then, when evening fell and the grey twilight spread its dusky robe upon the waters, she stretched her arms out to the silent river that had known her sorrow and her joy.
my poor, sweet darling," she said to her mother, who conscious that they had been on the brink of a rupture gazed at her son with terror, but in the obstinacy and excitement of the conflict could not and would not give way.
It takes root upon the brink of the grave, and blossoms in the jaws of death.
He reached the brink of the well, stepped outward into space, lunged forward, and shot downward into the inky depths below.
The Ape-man seized him and pushed him roughly toward the brink.