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Definition the highest point - physically or as a metaphor
  • He met her when her career was at its zenith.
zenith = highest point
  • these quarrels reached the zenith of absurdity when...
    John Hersey  --  Hiroshima
  • zenith = the highest point
  • Mr. Fogg still held Aouda's hand in his own; Passepartout understood, and his big, round face became as radiant as the tropical sun at its zenith.
    Jules Verne  --  Around the World in 80 Days
  • zenith = highest point
  • ESTRAGON: ... Look at the little cloud.

    VLADIMIR: (raising his eyes). Where?

    ESTRAGON: There. In the zenith.
    Samuel Beckett  --  Waiting for Godot
  • zenith = the highest point (straight up)
  • Witness this, god of the zenith, noblest of the gods,
    Homer  --  The Odyssey
  • zenith = the highest point
  • After the sun passes zenith it is afternoon and quickly evening with a whispering dusk as long as was the morning.
    John Steinbeck  --  Travels with Charley
  • zenith = its highest point
  • An unvaried pall of cloud muffled the whole expanse of sky from zenith to horizon.
    Nathaniel Hawthorne  --  The Scarlet Letter
  • zenith = the highest point
  • a cloud ... hurried across the zenith and hid the brightening stars.
    Nathaniel Hawthorne  --  Young Goodman Brown
  • zenith = the highest point (of the sky)
  • It is not for nothing that Zenith is in matters social rapidly becoming known as the choosiest inland city in the country.
    Sinclair Lewis  --  Babbitt
  • zenith = (in this novel) the name of Babbit's city
  • The sun climbed through the sky, reached its zenith, began to come down.
    Yann Martel  --  Life of Pi
  • zenith = the highest point
  • the sun was crossing the zenith to a winter place in the sky, a place where prayers of long winter nights would call out the long summer days of new growth.
    Leslie Marmon Silko  --  Ceremony
  • zenith = the highest point
  • ...and the sun passed the zenith and started down.
    John Steinbeck  --  The Grapes of Wrath
  • zenith = its highest point
  • He laughed with disbelief as the object finally reached its impossible zenith and began a slow, arcing descent.
    Henry H. Neff  --  The Maelstrom
  • zenith = highest point
  • I find my zenith doth depend upon...
    William Shakespeare  --  The Tempest
  • zenith = the highest point
  • It had risen nearly to its zenith and seemed to hover directly above the campus, shining a spotlight on Rowan and its quaint little doings.
    Henry H. Neff  --  The Fiend And The Forge
  • zenith = highest point
  • But even on this supposition the balanced civilization that was at last attained must have long since passed its zenith, and was now far fallen into decay.
    H.G. Wells  --  The Time Machine
  • zenith = highest (most advanced) state
  • He knew that a few hours from now, with the sun at its zenith, the heat would be so great that he would not be able to lead his flock across the fields.
    Paulo Coelho  --  The Alchemist
  • zenith = the highest point
  • at its zenith
    Alexander Solzhenitsyn  --  One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich
  • zenith = the highest point
  • The captain of the Musketeers was therefore admired, feared, and loved; and this constitutes the zenith of human fortune.
    Dumas, Alexandre  --  The Three Musketeers
  • It was the time when the youthful Speranski was at the zenith of his fame and his reforms were being pushed forward with the greatest energy.
    Tolstoy, Leo  --  War and Peace

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