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Definition the highest point of something

The "highest point" can be physical or metaphorical — as in the apex of his career.

Much more rarely, "Apex" is used in the travel industry as an acronym for "advance-purchase excursion"; i.e., to reference tickets that are discounted due to advance purchase.
  • It was written during the apex of Roman power, wealth, and stability.
apex = the highest point
  • She recorded the song at the apex of her popularity.
  • apex = highest point
  • They're called apex predators because they're at the top of the food chain.
  • apex = highest point
  • Cables radiate from the apex of the building to the edge beams.
  • apex = highest point
  • Then, at the apex, the grass was thick again because no one sat there.
    William Golding  --  Lord of the Flies
  • apex = highest point
  • She understood her own feelings had reached an apex she could never express with words.
    Nora Roberts  --  Summer Pleasures
  • 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
  • It pulsed like a living thing—I could feel it, from the apex to the edges.
    Stephenie Meyer  --  Breaking Dawn
  • Everything in readiness, I made a line fast to the apex of the shears and carried it directly to the windlass.
    Jack London  --  Sea Wolf
  • 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
  • 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
  • Moving toward the apex of Mount Kilimanjaro.
    Wes Moore  --  The Other Wes Moore
  • Well out from either bank stood four low arches—scarcely more than culverts, each filled by the stream to within a foot of the apex.
    Richard Adams  --  Watership Down
  • —ezundant diviso vertice flammae Alternosque apices abrupta luce coruscant.
    Dante Alighieri  --  Dante's Inferno
  • That was the apex of his dream.
    Zane Grey  --  The Border Legion
  • At the apex of the pyramid comes Big Brother.
    George Orwell  --  1984
  • Its apex might be likened to a point.
    Jack London  --  White Fang
  • 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
  • "Someone painted a rune in demon blood on the apex of one of the towers," Luke said with a sigh, "so, clearly, Hodge was right.
    Cassandra Clare  --  City of Glass
  • It stretched eighty-one feet skyward to the pyramidal apex onto which was affixed a hollow iron cross.
    Dan Brown  --  Angels & Demons

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