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used in Atlas Shrugged

3 uses
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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."
  • Long streaks of grime ran from under the pinnacles down the slender, soot-eaten walls.
    1.1 Part 1 Chapter 1 — The Theme (4% in)
  • By pressing her face to the pane, she could see the whole of the Taggart Building, its lines converging abruptly to its distant pinnacle in the sky.
    1.8 Part 1 Chapter 8 — The John Galt Line (8% in)
  • This was the way he had lived all his life-keeping his eyes stubbornly, safely on the immediate pavement before him, craftily avoiding the sight of his road, of corners, of distances, of pinnacles.
    3.4 Part 3 Chapter 4 — Anti-Life (9% in)

There are no more uses of "pinnacle" in Atlas Shrugged.

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