Just as "Uncle’s" pickled mushrooms, honey, and cherry brandy had seemed to her the best in the world, so also that song, at that moment, seemed to her the acme of musical delight.
"Helene, who has never cared for anything but her own body and is one of the stupidest women in the world," thought Pierre, "is regarded by people as the acme of intelligence and refinement, and they pay homage to her.
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A new Acme had opened, and the bakery section always had a tray of free samples sitting on the counter.
Jerry Spinelli -- Maniac Magee
Mine has been a tale of horrors; I have reached their acme, and what I must now relate can but be tedious to you.