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culminate
used in The Hunchback of Notre Dame

3 uses
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Definition
reach the highest or most decisive or final stage
  • The culminating point of this sweep of walls was the Papal gate, that is to say, near the present site of the Pantheon.
    1.3.2 — Vol 1 Bk 3 Chpt 2 — A Bird's-Eye View of Paris (11% in)
  • "Master," stammered he; "monseigneur—sire—how ought I to address you?" he said at length, having reached the culminating point of his crescendo, and knowing neither how to mount higher, nor to descend again.
    1.2.6 — Vol 1 Bk 2 Chpt 6 — The Broken Jug (47% in)
  • The culminating point of the Town wall (that of Charles V.) was at the gates of Saint-Denis and Saint-Martin, whose situation has not been changed.
    1.3.2 — Vol 1 Bk 3 Chpt 2 — A Bird's-Eye View of Paris (12% in)

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