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Definition the highest point
in various senses, including:
  • the best stage of development — as in "I met her at the pinnacle of her success."
  • a high pointed rock formation or mountain peak — as in "The eagle circled the rocky pinnacle."
  • a pointed tower at the top of a building — as in "With the pinnacle, it is the highest building in the city."
  • She wrote the book at the pinnacle of her popularity.
pinnacle = highest point
  • The building is taller if you include the pinnacle at its top.
  • pinnacle = pointed tower at the top
  • At the pinnacle of her success, she was earning over a million dollars a year.
  • pinnacle = highest point
  • There was the neck of land, the ledge skirting the rock, up there were the red pinnacles.
    William Golding  --  Lord of the Flies
  • pinnacles = high points
  • It's the pinnacle of Western civilization.
    Christopher Paul Curtis  --  The Watsons Go to Birmingham—1963
  • pinnacle = highest point (best stage of development)
  • 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
  • pinnacles = mountain peaks (the highest points of the mountains)
  • Ralph glanced up at the pinnacles, then toward the group of savages.
    William Golding  --  Lord of the Flies
  • pinnacles = high points
  • High above them from the pinnacles came a sudden shout and then an imitation war-cry that was answered by a dozen voices from behind the rock.
    William Golding  --  Lord of the Flies
  • pinnacles = high points
  • 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
  • There would have been a splendid view from the top if it were open ground but among all those trees you could see nothing — only, every now and then, some huge pinnacle of rock above the tree-tops, and an eagle or two wheeling high up in the blue air.
    C.S. Lewis  --  The Horse and His Boy
  • Inside the walls the island rose in a hill and every bit of that hill, up to the Tisroc's palace and the great temple of Tash at the top, was completely covered with buildings — terrace above terrace, street above street, zigzag roads or huge flights of steps bordered with orange trees and lemon trees, roofgardens, balconies, deep archways, pillared colonnades, spires, battlements, minarets, pinnacles.
    C.S. Lewis  --  The Horse and His Boy
  • A nearby building had a fabulous art deco statue at its pinnacle.
    Piper Kerman  --  Orange Is the New Black
  • I looked down at Omega, the superboy, the pinnacle of Itex's achievement.
    James Patterson  --  Saving the World and Other Extreme Sports
  • Elegantly sculpted contours, soaring pinnacles of ice, deep majestic ravines!
    Douglas Adams  --  The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy
  • He was above the clouds, sharing the sky with a few pinnacles of metal or stone.
    Arthur C. Clarke  --  Childhood's End
  • All that was a high historical view from a chilly pinnacle.
    Robert Penn Warren  --  All the King's Men
  • And by its shape she saw clearly that it was a shadow of towers and pinnacles, minarets and domes.
    C.S. Lewis  --  The Voyage of the Dawn Trader
  • You start by building a broad foundation, strong enough to support your premise, then work your way up toward the pinnacle.
    John Grogan  --  Marley & Me
  • By applying my natural Godgiven talents in their proper sphere, I shall attain the pinnacle of success!
    Eugene O'Neill  --  Long Day's Journey into Night
  • The spiky points of the fir trees behind the house rose into the sky like the turrets and pinnacles of an abbey.
    Thomas Hardy  --  The Return of the Native

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