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used in Jane Eyre

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the most exciting or important part of a story, musical piece, or other thing that has a series of events
  • This was the climax.
    Chapter 28 (84% in)
climax = most intense period
  • The cut bled, the pain was sharp: my terror had passed its climax; other feelings succeeded.
    Chapter 1 (87% in)
  • 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.
    Chapter 8 (77% in)
  • climax = most intense level
  • Of course these objections wrought my eagerness to a climax: gratified it must be, and that without delay; and I told him so.
    Chapter 33 (56% in)
climax = most intense level
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