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  • She wrote the book at the pinnacle of her fame.
  • At the pinnacle of her success, she was earning over a million dollars a year.
  • The building is taller if you include the pinnacle at its top.
  • To the right there were rocky pinnacles, one or two of them with snow clinging to the ledges.
    C.S. Lewis  --  The Horse and His Boy

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  • At first Shasta could see nothing in the valley below him but a sea of mist with a few domes and pinnacles rising from it; but as the light increased and the mist cleared away he saw more and more.
    C.S. Lewis  --  The Horse and His Boy
  • They spent the afternoon hiking up to Big Pinnacle, where they shared a picnic lunch and took in the view.
    Nicholas Sparks  --  The Longest Ride
  • It wasn’t because I didn’t think horses were beautiful, majestic creatures, the pinnacle of animal creation, etc., etc.—it’s just that I didn’t believe any animal had the slightest interest in being mounted or ridden by a human being.
    Ransom Riggs  --  Hollow City
  • A nearby building had a fabulous art deco statue at its pinnacle.
    Piper Kerman  --  Orange Is the New Black
  • "It’s the pinnacle of Western civilization."
    Christopher Paul Curtis  --  The Watsons Go to Birmingham—1963
  • No, the idea of having sex with you is, as always, the pinnacle of dreams.
    Katja Millay  --  The Sea of Tranquility

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  • There was the neck of land, the ledge skirting the rock, up there were the red pinnacles.
    William Golding  --  Lord of the Flies
  • Elegantly sculpted contours, soaring pinnacles of ice, deep majestic ravines!
    Douglas Adams  --  The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy
  • THE JOAD FAMILY moved slowly westward, up into the mountains of New Mexico, past the pinnacles and pyramids of the upland.
    John Steinbeck  --  The Grapes of Wrath
  • The moon was low upon the right, and the jagged pinnacle of a granite tor stood up against the lower curve of its silver disc.
    Arthur Conan Doyle  --  The Hound of the Baskervilles
  • Orik pointed at Tronjheim’s white pinnacle.
    Christopher Paolini  --  Eragon
  • The pinnacle of German invention, can be kept in business by twelve little African boys and some elephant grass.
    Barbara Kingsolver  --  The Poisonwood Bible
  • This was the pinnacle of my happiness, from which I was in a little while dashed to earth.
    Helen Keller  --  Story of My Life
  • Everything was far away and flat; the ground, lacking the upward curve of Battle School floors, seemed instead to fall away, so that on level ground Ender felt as though he were on a pinnacle.
    Orson Scott Card  --  Ender’s Game
  • The morning was cool, and mists were in the valleys and hollows and twined here and there about the peaks and pinnacles of the hills.
    J.R.R. Tolkien  --  The Hobbit
  • Above the woods which lined it upon the farther side we could see the red, jutting pinnacles which marked the site of the rich landowner’s dwelling.
    Arthur Conan Doyle  --  The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes
  • Her god would smite her, would hurl her from pinnacles and lose her in deserts, but she would not forsake his altars.
    Zora Neale Hurston  --  Their Eyes Were Watching God
  • The pinnacle of the mosque had vanished, and the roof line of the college itself looked as if a hundred-ton gun had been at work upon it.
    H.G. Wells  --  The War of the Worlds
  • Every loneliness is a pinnacle.
    Ayn Rand  --  The Fountainhead
  • They congregated round me; the unstained snowy mountain-top, the glittering pinnacle, the pine woods, and ragged bare ravine, the eagle, soaring amidst the clouds—they all gathered round me and bade me be at peace.
    Mary Shelley  --  Frankenstein
  • He walked around the perimeter, searching for a means to achieve the pinnacle, but in vain, for the weathered formation was impregnable.
    Christopher Paolini  --  Eldest
  • Long streaks of grime ran from under the pinnacles down the slender, soot-eaten walls.
    Ayn Rand  --  Atlas Shrugged
  • It seemed to Frodo that he was lifted up, and passing over he saw that the rock-wall was a circle of hills, and that within it was a plain, and in the midst of the plain stood a pinnacle of stone, like a vast tower but not made by hands.
    J.R.R. Tolkien  --  The Fellowship of the Ring
  • The third showed the pinnacle of an iceberg piercing a polar winter sky: a muster of northern lights reared their dim lances, close serried, along the horizon.
    Charlotte Bronte  --  Jane Eyre
  • He fell in love with the fact that his Termites were at the absolute pinnacle of the intellectual scale, at the ninety-ninth percentile of the ninety-ninth percentile, without realizing how little that seemingly extraordinary fact meant.
    Malcolm Gladwell  --  Outliers
  • Before Josie had told the news Anne’s highest pinnacle of aspiration had been a teacher’s provincial license, First Class, at the end of the year, and perhaps the medal!
    Lucy Maud Montgomery  --  Anne Of Green Gables
  • Yes, because a vampire slumber party is the pinnacle of safety conscious behavior.
    Stephenie Meyer  --  Eclipse
  • He felt that he was living upon a high pinnacle where bracing winds whipped about him.
    Richard Wright  --  Native Son
  • Everything else was unchanged, the sun still shining mercilessly on the steaming marsh and the tall pinnacle of the mountain, and I could scarce persuade myself that murder had been actually done and a human life cruelly cut short a moment since before my eyes.
    Robert Louis Stevenson  --  Treasure Island
  • Here we have the topmost pinnacle of authority!
    Henrik Ibsen  --  An Enemy of the People
  • But I pointed out the distant pinnacles of the Palace of Green Porcelain to her, and contrived to make her understand that we were seeking a refuge there from her Fear.
    H.G. Wells  --  The Time Machine
  • The wonderfully architectural appearance of the pillars, arches and pinnacles, surrounding and surmounting this noble entrance, struck me with admiration, resembling parts of a fine gothic cathedral, and inducing me to propose for it the name Cape Minster.
    Johann Wyss  --  The Swiss Family Robinson
  • Still further, the sea, very rough at this period of the year all along the sea coast, destroyed every day some little vessel; and the shore, from the point of l’Aiguillon to the trenches, was at every tide literally covered with the wrecks of pinnacles, roberges, and feluccas.
    Alexandre Dumas  --  The Three Musketeers
  • Exhausted, breathless, their shaken heads they laid, braided and pinnacled by glossycombed, against the counterledge.
    James Joyce  --  Ulysses
  • Then on hearing his destination, she said, "So far away!" in a tone of despair that lifted him on to a pinnacle of hope, but the next minute she tumbled him down again by observing, like one entirely absorbed in the matter….
    Louisa May Alcott  --  Little Women
  • The massive square room was adorned with symbols and bathed in moonlight, which shone down through the oculus at the pinnacle of the ceiling high above.
    Dan Brown  --  The Lost Symbol
  • Just because you make horrendous and destructive choices does not mean you deserve less respect for what you inherently are—the pinnacle of my Creation and the center of my affection.
    William P. Young  --  The Shack
  • That settled, the number of chapels, doors, bell towers, and pinnacles are modified to infinity, according to the fancy of the century, the people, and art.
    Victor Hugo  --  The Hunchback of Notre Dame
  • The elder maiden is conveyed to a neighboring people, whose lodges are situate beyond yonder black pinnacle of rock; while the younger is detained among the women of the Hurons, whose dwellings are but two short miles hence, on a table-land, where the fire had done the office of the axe, and prepared the place for their reception.
    James Fenimore Cooper  --  The Last of the Mohicans
  • But by this renunciation he placed her on an extraordinary pinnacle.
    Gustave Flaubert  --  Madame Bovary
  • The spectacularly fluted ice pinnacles of Thamserku and Kusum Kangru pierced the sky more than two vertical miles above.
    Jon Krakauer  --  Into Thin Air
  • Though I could almost have consigned her to the mercies of the wind on the topmost pinnacle of the Cathedral, without remorse, I made a virtue of necessity, and gave her a friendly salutation.
    Charles Dickens  --  David Copperfield
  • All that was a high historical view from a chilly pinnacle.
    Robert Penn Warren  --  All the King’s Men
  • ascending in unbroken spiral in many thousand steps, until it issued at last in Durin’s Tower carved in the living rock of Zirak-zigil, the pinnacle of the Silvertine.
    J.R.R. Tolkien  --  The Two Towers
  • When she reached the pinnacle, she brought her wings down with a mightywhoosh, driving the three of them even higher.
    Christopher Paolini  --  Brisingr
  • Her eyes were, it seemed, opened; she felt all the difficulty of maintaining herself without hypocrisy and self-conceit on the pinnacle to which she had wished to mount.
    Leo Tolstoy  --  Anna Karenina
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