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Knife-edge   /naɪf-ɛdʒ/   Listen
Knife-edge

noun
1.
A narrow boundary.






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"Knife-edge" Quotes from Famous Books



... contact. Nothing tender, nothing sympathetic, had ever had a chance to fasten upon it—no wind-sown blossom, no familiar softening moss. Her offered, her passive extent, in other words, was about that of a knife-edge. Isabel had reason to believe none the less that as she advanced in life she made more of those concessions to the sense of something obscurely distinct from convenience—more of them than she independently exacted. She was learning to sacrifice consistency to considerations of that inferior ...
— The Portrait of a Lady - Volume 1 (of 2) • Henry James



Words linked to "Knife-edge" :   bound, boundary, limit



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