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  1. (noun) The upper edge of a steep or vertical slope: the brink of a cliff.
  2. (noun) The margin of land bordering a body of water.
  3. (noun) The point at which something is likely to begin; the verge: "Time and again the monarchs and statesmen of Europe approached the brink of conflict” ( W. Bruce Lincoln). See Synonyms at border.

Examples by Wordnik

  1. Kevin Nolan double puts Newcastle on the title brink - icNewcastle
  2. The only way we will move away from this brink is one step at at time … - Think Progress » Lieberman Gets A Chuckle Out Of Peddling Far-Right Nuke Myth
  3. The only way we will move away from this brink is one step at at time, and no amount of wishful thinking is going to change that. - Think Progress » Lieberman Gets A Chuckle Out Of Peddling Far-Right Nuke Myth
  4. Bahrain’s foreign minister, Sheikh Khalid bin Ahmed Khalifa, justified the deadly crackdown saying it was necessary because demonstrators were pushing the country to what he characterized as the "brink of a sectarian abyss." - Bahrain Opposition Rejects Calls for Government Dialogue
  5. The story of how AIG was pulled back from the brink is a tale of trial and error, of a determined but sometimes precarious effort to find an exit from the most momentous of all Wall Street bailouts. - AIG, a symbol of financial crisis, repays bailout loan and finds new foothold

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