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.
When anarchy seems to beckon, Libya pulls back from the brink.
The marriage was in a bad place, but we kept sort of bringing it back from the brink.
He tottered, reeled, stepped backward, and fell over the brink of the cliff.
It was on the brink of the Barrage itself that I spoke to Bailey.
It neared, it bobbed in the ripple at the brink; it touched.
Calendar waddled to the brink of the stage, grunting with relief.
It is under the brink of a low, mossy bank, so near the highway that it could be reached from a passing vehicle with a whip.
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").