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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - A stretched wire or cord on which acrobats perform high above the ground.

Usage examples (39)
  • I use an analogy of which I have no actual knowledge — namely tightrope walking.
  • Who could possibly walk that kind of tightrope and still believably woo Julia?
  • A powerful edge to ride, a "tightrope" of awareness, requiring our full presence to navigate without falling off.
  • Under President Kennedy it was terribly taut; everyone was walking some kind of tightrope and was very excited to do so. for more
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