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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
5 years, 7 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
2 years, 9 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
5 years, 7 months 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
5 years, 6 months ago

similarly parlous risk

—p.89 A Different Class (78) missing author
3 years, 8 months ago