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(adjective) full of danger or uncertainty; precarious

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given the bank's parlous state

—p.170 The Reverse Alchemists (146) by Yanis Varoufakis
6 years, 1 month ago

To date, Sanders’s most public, but also most parlous, statements on his own Semitism occurred in the first two of his two-person debates with Hillary

—p.107 Exit Bernie (99) by Joshua Cohen
1 month, 2 weeks ago

Diana laughs to herself at her ineffectuality and at the parlous state of the world

—p.58 Diana Abbott: A Lesson (41) by n+1
3 years ago

Hurricane Maria slammed into Puerto Rico, taking out the island’s power grid, water system, and communications. It also exposed the parlous state of affairs in the United States’ largest remaining colony

—p.399 by Daniel Immerwahr
2 years, 10 months ago

If the Revolution had not been in such a parlous condition at the time, Kun would have had to face questioning about two other crimes.

—p.164 4. Danger from Within: 1920-1921 (135) by Victor Serge
3 years, 3 months ago

the vast German market was flooded with the output of English factories, conveniently drawing scarce capital into the outlet of public debt, thereby relieving the parlous finances of a government resisting parliamentary control of the budget

—p.83 The Abolitionist—II (69) by Gopal Balakrishnan
6 years, 1 month ago

But the country’s armed forces, albeit somewhat modernised since 1904, are still in a parlous state.

—p.32 The Prehistory of 1917 (5) by China Miéville
6 years ago

similarly parlous risk

—p.89 A Different Class (78) missing author
4 years, 2 months ago

At this moment he even had his hands clasped, and for a parlous moment, stood stock still at the door.

—p.879 PART III (721) by William Gaddis
10 months, 1 week ago