According to the International Union for Conservation of Nature, the animal is “teetering on the brink of extinction.”
Taylor Antrim explores a mixed effort to understand what drives people to the brink.
With each passing line waxing on love and longing, he seemed on the brink of tears.
early 13c., from Middle Low German brink "edge," or Danish brink "steepness, shore, bank, grassy edge," from Proto-Germanic *brenkon, probably from PIE *bhreng-, variant of root *bhren- "project, edge" (cf. Lithuanian brinkti "to swell").