His whole life on the brink of destruction if it were recognized what he was doing.
That Dr Cornay was on the brink of making a discovery of considerable merit will by and by appear; but, with every disposition to regard his investigations favourably, it cannot be said that he accomplished it.
Robespierre, who was himself on the brink of the volcano, remembered the venomous sallies in the Journal de Paris.
The States of the Church, like France, were on the brink of bankruptcy.
It was a time of plots and counterplots, when England seemed on the brink of another civil war.
He was the last of those universal minds which have been able to compass all domains of human activity and knowledge; for he stood on the brink of an era of rapidly expanding knowledge which has made for ever impossible the universality of interest and sympathy which distinguished him.
It seems as though there were always a number of young men hovering on the brink of such suicidal despair.
A city on the brink of total anarchy is being held hostage by the increased threat of organized gang violence.
I'd had a problem myself all along, not seeing Edith as being on the brink of suicide.