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English Synonyms and Antonyms2.5 / 2 votes

  1. brink

    Bank is a general term for the land along the edge of a water course; it may also denote a raised portion of the bed of a river, lake, or ocean; as, the Banks of Newfoundland. A beach is a strip or expanse of incoherent wave-worn sand, which is often pebbly or full of boulders; we speak of the beach of a lake or ocean; a beach is sometimes found in the bend of a river. Strand is a more poetic term for a wave-washed shore, especially as a place for landing or embarking; as, the keel grates on the strand. The whole line of a country or continent that borders the sea is a coast. Shore is any land, whether cliff, or sand, or marsh, bordering water. We do not speak of the coast of a river, nor of the banks of the ocean, tho there may be banks by or under the sea. Edge is the line where land and water meet; as, the water's edge. Brink is the place from which one may fall; as, the river's brink; the brink of a precipice; the brink of ruin.

    Synonyms:
    bank, beach, border, bound, brim, coast, edge, marge, margin, rim, shore, strand

Princeton's WordNet0.0 / 0 votes

  1. brink, threshold, vergenoun

    a region marking a boundary

    Synonyms:
    verge, doorsill, doorstep, scepter, doorway, wand, limen, sceptre, threshold, room access, door

  2. brinknoun

    the edge of a steep place

    Synonyms:
    verge, threshold

  3. verge, brinknoun

    the limit beyond which something happens or changes

    "on the verge of tears"; "on the brink of bankruptcy"

    Synonyms:
    wand, threshold, sceptre, scepter, verge

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  1. brinknoun

    Synonyms:
    edge, border, margin, verge, brow

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words1.0 / 1 vote

  1. brinknoun

    Synonyms:
    edge, border, verge

PPDB, the paraphrase database0.0 / 0 votes

  1. List of paraphrases for "brink":

    verge, rand, edge, abyss, precipice, threshold, eve, fringe, rob, periphery

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  1. Ivan Kasyanov:

    The end is near, the country is at the brink of going down, that's why I'm saying that people will take to the streets demanding a change of the situation ... 2015 is a very important year, I would say it may be a historic year.

  2. James Inhofe:

    Human activity is clearly not the driving cause for global warming, and is not leading our planet to the brink of devastation that many alarmists want us to believe.

  3. President Barack Obama:

    I've said before that we will take no deal over a bad deal, but if I can prove that the deal we've put in place assures us through indisputable verification mechanisms that Iran cannot achieve breakout capacity, if I've got a bunch of scientists and nuclear experts saying this assures us that Iran is not on the brink of being a nuclear weapons power, then that's a public debate we should have.

  4. George Orwell:

    The war is not meant to be won, it is meant to be continuous. Hierarchical society is only possible on the basis of poverty and ignorance. This new version is the past and no different past can ever have existed. In principle the war effort is always planned to keep society on the brink of starvation. The war is waged by the ruling group against its own subjects and its object is not the victory over either Eurasia or East Asia, but to keep the very structure of society intact.

  5. Pope Francis:

    We are on the brink. We are on the brink of a suicide, to use a strong word, and I am sure that most of those at the COP have this conscience, and want to do something.


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