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zenith
used in The Scarlet Letter

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Definition the highest point - physically or as a metaphor
  • An unvaried pall of cloud muffled the whole expanse of sky from zenith to horizon.
    Chapter 12 -- The Minister's Vigil (3% in)
zenith = the highest point

(editor's note:  The horizon is what appears to be the lowest part of the sky — where the eye sees the sky meet the earth in the distance.)
  • But he clasped both his hands over his breast, and cast his eyes towards the zenith.
    Chapter 12 -- The Minister's Vigil (66% in)
  • We impute it, therefore, solely to the disease in his own eye and heart that the minister, looking upward to the zenith, beheld there the appearance of an immense letter—the letter A—marked out in lines of dull red light.
    Chapter 12 -- The Minister's Vigil (75% in)
  • All the time that he gazed upward to the zenith, he was, nevertheless, perfectly aware that little Pearl was pointing her finger towards old Roger Chillingworth, who stood at no great distance from the scaffold.
    Chapter 12 -- The Minister's Vigil (77% in)
  • Within the church, it had hardly been kept down; beneath the sky it pealed upward to the zenith.
    Chapter 23 -- The Revelation of the Scarlet Letter (27% in)

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