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climax

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Definition the most exciting or important part of a story, musical piece, or other thing that has a series of events

A comprehensive dictionary will describe other or more specific senses of climax.
  • The deathbed scene is the climax of the play.
climax = most exciting or important part
  • That's when the effort reached its climax.
  • climax = most intense period
  • The movie gradually increases tension until it is released in a final climactic scene.
  • climactic = most exciting
    (editor's note:  This adjective comes form the root word, climax.)
  • Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets reaches its climax when Harry enters the chamber of secrets and...
  • climax = most exciting or intense part
  • The song reached its climax: "Darkness like an endless night," sang the hundreds of voices, so powerfully the air seemed to shiver.
    Jeanne DuPrau  --  The City of Ember
  • climax = time of highest intensity
  • It took almost an hour and was the climax to a long evening of effort.
    Jerry Spinelli  --  Maniac Magee
  • climax = time of highest intensity
  • This was the climax.
    Charlotte Bronte  --  Jane Eyre
  • climax = most intense period
  • The climactic battle to kill the false being within and victoriously conclude the spiritual revolution.
    Jon Krakauer  --  Into the Wild
  • climactic = of highest intensity
    (editor's note:  This adjective comes form the root word, climax.)
  • "By communing with woman," Langdon said, "man could achieve a climactic instant when his mind went totally blank and he could see God."
    Dan Brown  --  The Da Vinci Code
  • climactic = most intense
    (editor's note:  This adjective comes form the root word, climax.)
  • According to Hatto, Watanabe was a sexual sadist, freely admitting that beating prisoners brought him to climax.
    Laura Hillenbrand  --  Unbroken
  • climax = orgasm (most intense feeling)
  • This was the logical climax of the whole misbegotten day, this whole out-of-joint term at Devon.
    John Knowles  --  A Separate Peace
  • climax = most exciting or important part
  • The Hate rose to its climax.
    George Orwell  --  1984
  • climax = highest intensity
  • Not so Mr. Edgar: he grew pale with pure annoyance: a feeling that reached its climax when his lady rose, and stepping across the rug, seized Heathcliff's hands again, and laughed like one beside herself.
    Emily Bronte  --  Wuthering Heights
  • climax = most intense level
  • Rich with a wealth of harmonics, their tremulous chorus mounted towards a climax, louder and ever louder–until at last, with a wave of his hand, the conductor let loose the final shattering note of ether-music and blew the sixteen merely human blowers clean out of existence.
    Aldous Huxley  --  Brave New World
  • climax = time of highest intensity
  • Because this is the climax of the Hunger Games, and the audience expects a show.
    Suzanne Collins  --  The Hunger Games
  • climax = the most exciting or important part
  • Of course these objections wrought my eagerness to a climax: gratified it must be, and that without delay; and I told him so.
    Charlotte Bronte  --  Jane Eyre
  • climax = most intense level
  • At last the recording in Finny's mind reached its climax.
    John Knowles  --  A Separate Peace
  • climax = most exciting or important part
  • Mama and Papa were at the climax of debate in the combined bedroom and living room, their quiet voices trapped inside the corridor wall.
    Markus Zusak  --  The Book Thief
  • climax = most exciting or important part
  • The cut bled, the pain was sharp: my terror had passed its climax; other feelings succeeded.
    Charlotte Bronte  --  Jane Eyre
  • climax = most intense level
  • Then they seemed so familiar with French names and French authors: but my amazement reached its climax when Miss Temple asked Helen if she sometimes snatched a moment to recall the Latin her father had taught her, and taking a book from a shelf, bade her read and construe a page of Virgil; and Helen obeyed, my organ of veneration expanding at every sounding line.
    Charlotte Bronte  --  Jane Eyre
climax = most intense level

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