Yes, the Republican Party is in a precarious position, but there are signs of hope out there.
President Ali Abdullah Saleh always had only a precarious hold on power.
Their harrowing escape to Erbil has ended in a precarious and hardscrabble existence.
The example set for me was that motherhood was a precarious and complicated business.
At first glance, his position on the witness stand looks the most precarious.
But the debate in the Chambers soon destroyed the precarious harmony of the Cabinet.
In any case, it was evident that Italian opera was a precarious enterprise.
An accident in college destroyed the sight of one eye, and left him but a precarious use of the other.
Never had he been so fond of this body of his as now when his tenure of it was so precarious.
In short, Virginia proper was neither to be discovered nor have its first precarious settlement until after Elizabeth's death.
1640s, a legal word, "held through the favor of another," from Latin precarius "obtained by asking or praying," from prex (genitive precis) "entreaty, prayer" (see pray). Notion of "dependent on the will of another" led to extended sense "risky, dangerous, uncertain" (1680s). "No word is more unskillfully used than this with its derivatives. It is used for uncertain in all its senses; but it only means uncertain, as dependent on others ..." [Johnson]. Related: Precariously; precariousness.