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culminate
used in War and Peace

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Definition
reach the highest or most decisive or final stage
  • The moral hesitation which decided the fate of battles was evidently culminating in a panic.
    Book Two — 1805 (88% in)
  • Princess Mary well knew this mood of quiet absorbed querulousness, which generally culminated in a burst of rage, and she went about all that morning as though facing a cocked and loaded gun and awaited the inevitable explosion.
    Book Eight — 1811-12 (12% in)
  • The discussions continued a long time, and the longer they lasted the more heated became the disputes, culminating in shouts and personalities, and the less was it possible to arrive at any general conclusion from all that had been said.
    Book Nine — 1812 (50% in)
  • His love for Natasha, Antichrist, Napoleon, the invasion, the comet, 666, L'Empereur Napoleon, and L'russe Besuhof—all this had to mature and culminate, to lift him out of that spellbound, petty sphere of Moscow habits in which he felt himself held captive and lead him to a great achievement and great happiness.
    Book Nine — 1812 (80% in)

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