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  • Cables radiate from the apex of the building to the edge beams.
  • We were rising fast and it seemed like the hollow would miss us, but just as it reached the apex of its jump, one of its tongues shot out and lassoed Emma around the ankle.
    Ransom Riggs  --  Hollow City
  • The moon had reached its apex, casting a shimmery glow around them.
    Nicholas Sparks  --  The Choice
  • He throws the first ball high in the air, and as it reaches its apex, I try to conjure a power deep within me to keep it from falling.
    Pittacus Lore  --  I Am Number Four

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  • Just as the projectile reached its apex and was about to fall back to earth, a gust of wind caught it . perhaps Zephyros looking kindly on my pitiful attempt.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Trials of Apollo
  • At the apex of the pyramid comes Big Brother.
    George Orwell  --  1984
  • Then, at the apex, the grass was thick again because no one sat there.
    William Golding  --  Lord of the Flies
  • He could sit on the see-saw until he rose to the apex; then he fell.
    Orson Scott Card  --  Ender’s Game
  • Slapped down with oil, his hair gleamed, though a small piece was always upright and vigilant at the apex of his head.
    Markus Zusak  --  The Book Thief
  • Moving toward the apex of Mount Kilimanjaro.
    Wes Moore  --  The Other Wes Moore

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  • She edged around them as she crossed the room to the only other exit, a curved stone arch, at the apex of which was set a human skull between the V of two enormous ornamental crossed axes.
    Cassandra Clare  --  City of Lost Souls
  • But these forces increase as we go higher, so that we have a spiral which in defiance of reason rests upon the apex and not on the base.
    Alexandre Dumas  --  The Count of Monte Cristo
  • In its struggles to see in through the open door, the crowd formed itself into a straggling wedge, with the more adventurous apex nearest the inn.
    H.G. Wells  --  The Invisible Man
  • It pulsed like a living thing—I could feel it, from the apex to the edges.
    Stephenie Meyer  --  Breaking Dawn
  • It stretched eighty-one feet skyward to the pyramidal apex onto which was affixed a hollow iron cross.
    Dan Brown  --  Angels & Demons
  • The two limbs of the Y were connected at the apex as by a bar; this bar was called Rue Droit-Mur.
    Victor Hugo  --  Les Miserables
  • Its apex might be likened to a point.
    Jack London  --  White Fang
  • —ezundant diviso vertice flammae Alternosque apices abrupta luce coruscant.
    Dante Alighieri  --  Dante’s Inferno
  • He reached for a pencil, examined its point and dropped it Wynand lifted one wrist slowly to the level of his chest and held it still, the apex of a triangle made by his forearm and the long, drooping fingers of his hand; he was looking down at his wrist watch.
    Ayn Rand  --  The Fountainhead
  • Here, the glistening Rose Line took a ninety-degree vertical turn and continued directly up the face of the obelisk itself, ascending thirty-three feet to the very tip of the pyramidical apex, where it finally ceased.
    Dan Brown  --  The Da Vinci Code
  • As theRed Boar rounded the rocky spit of land, a white beach was revealed at the apex of the cove, upon which were assembled the refugees from Palancar Valley.
    Christopher Paolini  --  Eldest
  • The stars are the apexes of what wonderful triangles!
    Henry David Thoreau  --  Walden
  • A military organization may be quite correctly compared to a cone, of which the base with the largest diameter consists of the rank and file; the next higher and smaller section of the cone consists of the next higher grades of the army, and so on to the apex, the point of which will represent the commander in chief.
    Leo Tolstoy  --  War and Peace
  • Beyond the pit stood the little wedge of people with the white flag at its apex, arrested by these phenomena, a little knot of small vertical black shapes upon the black ground.
    H.G. Wells  --  The War of the Worlds
  • Planted with their broad ends on the deck, a circle of these slabs laced together, mutually sloped towards each other, and at the apex united in a tufted point, where the loose hairy fibres waved to and fro like the top-knot on some old Pottowottamie Sachem’s head.
    Herman Melville  --  Moby Dick
  • Chapter X IN WHICH PASSEPARTOUT IS ONLY TOO GLAD TO GET OFF WITH THE LOSS OF HIS SHOES Everybody knows that the great reversed triangle of land, with its base in the north and its apex in the south, which is called India, embraces fourteen hundred thousand square miles, upon which is spread unequally a population of one hundred and eighty millions of souls.
    Jules Verne  --  Around the World in 80 Days
  • Mr Power’s soft eyes went up to the apex of the lofty cone.
    James Joyce  --  Ulysses
  • CHEOPS: pyramid chess; nine-level chess with the double object of putting your queen at the apex and the opponent’s king in check.
    Frank Herbert  --  Dune
  • Clopin Trouillefou had placed himself at the apex with the Duke of Egypt, our friend Jehan, and the most daring of the scavengers.
    Victor Hugo  --  The Hunchback of Notre Dame
  • The leg of the top remains in the same place, but the apex makes circles which get bigger and bigger toward the end This is what Archimedes was absent-mindedly doing.
    T. H. White  --  The Once and Future King
  • Its apex was flat—a small square area—a blank space symbolically awaiting its final piece . that piece which would transform it from an Unfinished Pyramid into a True Pyramid.
    Dan Brown  --  The Lost Symbol
  • Four hundred vertical feet above, where the summit was still washed in bright sunlight under an immaculate cobalt sky, my companions dallied to memorialize their arrival at the apex of the planet, unfurling flags and snapping photos, using up precious ticks of the Clock.
    Jon Krakauer  --  Into Thin Air
  • But now they came forward with a knife, holding me; and I felt the bright red pain and they took the two bloody blobs and cast them over the bridge, and out of my anguish I saw them curve up and catch beneath the apex of the curving arch of the bridge, to hang there, dripping down through the sunlight into the dark red water.
    Ralph Ellison  --  Invisible Man
  • Randy skirted Marines Park, a green triangular area, its walks lined with tall palms, its apex lapped by the waters of both Timucuan and St. Johns.
    Pat Frank  --  Alas, Babylon
  • The waggon was laden with household goods and window plants, and on the apex of the whole sat a woman, young and attractive.
    Thomas Hardy  --  Far from the Madding Crowd
  • The lofty building was visible as far as the roofridge; above, the dwindling spire rose more and more remotely, till its apex was quite lost in the mist drifting across it.
    Thomas Hardy  --  Jude the Obscure
  • Lumpy and wet, they sagged inward near the roof to form an arch, with an apex lost beyond the feeble light of my lamp.
    Megan Whalen Turner  --  The Thief
  • He climbed the spiral staircase to his sleeping cabin at the apex of the ship.
    Dan Simmons  --  Hyperion
  • Most people imagined them to be the very apex of the pyramid; but they themselves (at least those of Mrs. Archer’s generation) were aware that, in the eyes of the professional genealogist, only a still smaller number of families could lay claim to that eminence.
    Edith Wharton  --  The Age of Innocence
  • Like the bedroom and bathroom, the study was squashed under the apex of the bungalow’s roof, and was little more than a corridor between the two, barely six feet long and five feet wide.
    Ian McEwan  --  Atonement
  • It stood, and still stands, for we are writing of real scenes, within fifty feet of the bank, and in water that was only two feet in depth, though there were seasons in which its rounded apex, if such a term can properly be used, was covered by the lake.
    James Fenimore Cooper  --  The Deerslayer
  • The father of one of the families was in the habit of balancing the father of another of the families on the top of a great pole; the father of a third family often made a pyramid of both those fathers, with Master Kidderminster for the apex, and himself for the base; all the fathers could dance upon rolling casks, stand upon bottles, catch knives and balls, twirl hand-basins, ride upon anything, jump over everything, and stick at nothing.
    Charles Dickens  --  Hard Times
  • The ’castle’ consisted of an irregular assemblage of cliffs and rocks—one of the latter being quite remarkable for its height as well as for its insulated and artificial appearance I clambered to its apex, and then felt much at a loss as to what should be next done.
    Edgar Allan Poe  --  The Gold-Bug
  • Mr Gregsbury reflected, blew his nose, threw himself further back in his chair, came forward again, leaning his elbows on the table, made a triangle with his two thumbs and his two forefingers, and tapping his nose with the apex thereof, replied (smiling as he said it), ’I deny everything.’
    Charles Dickens  --  Nicholas Nickleby
  • And in a short time he reached the valley, entering at the apex of the wedge.
    Zane Grey  --  The Lone Star Ranger
  • That was the apex of his dream.
    Zane Grey  --  The Border Legion
  • When the sun rises at the apex of the ceremony, we are renewed.
    Jay Allison, et al.  --  This I Believe
  • She understood her own feelings had reached an apex she could never express with words.
    Nora Roberts  --  Summer Pleasures
  • At the apex of the curve the only course led away from the rim, and here there was no level.
    Zane Grey  --  The Rainbow Trail
  • At its apex, with barely a sound, it exploded in a green dazzle over Cacciato’s hill.
    Tim O’Brien  --  Going After Cacciato
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