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pinnacle
used in The Brothers Karamazov

2 uses
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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."
  • Mitya was at the pinnacle of happiness.
    Book 8 — Mitya (74% in)
  • When the wise and dread spirit set Thee on the pinnacle of the temple and said to Thee, "If Thou wouldst know whether Thou art the Son of God then cast Thyself down, for it is written: the angels shall hold him up lest he fall and bruise himself, and Thou shalt know then whether Thou art the Son of God and shalt prove then how great is Thy faith in Thy Father."
    Book 5 — Pro And Contra (62% in)

There are no more uses of "pinnacle" in The Brothers Karamazov.

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