Culmination in a sentence

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Definition of Culmination

  • The attainment of the highest point of altitude reached by a heavenly body; passage across the meridian; transit.
  • Attainment or arrival at the highest pitch of glory, power, etc.
  • a concluding action
  • the decisive moment in a novel or play
  • (astronomy) a heavenly body's highest celestial point above an observer's horizon
  • a final climactic stage

How to use culmination in a sentence. Culmination pronunciation.

It was a hard, wearing, toilsome journey, but it had its bright side; for after each day was done and our wolfish hunger appeased with a hot supper of fried bacon, bread, molasses and black coffee, the pipe-smoking, song-singing and yarn-spinning around the evening camp-fire in the still solitudes of the desert was a happy, care-free sort of recreation that seemed the very summit and culmination of earthly luxury.
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From all he knew of Horace, the probability had seemed that his marriage would be some culmination of folly.
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As she ran her needle in and out of the wool, she thought of the various stages in her own life which made her present position seem the culmination of successive miracles.
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It did not matter what trivial accidents led to this culmination.
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In the compromise which Clay effected, the South had the best of the bargain, and in view of it the culmination of the "irrepressible conflict" was delayed nearly thirty years.
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A succession of misfortunes, of which this little scene might have been called the tragic culmination, had taken place in the life and family of William Gerhardt, a glass-blower by trade.
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This was my Farthest North and this was the culmination of years of dreaming.
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This difference is more apparent than real; for the ethical love, the refined affection of civilized human parents for their offspring, is but a psychical culmination of the material and matter-of-fact solicitude of the lower animals for the preservation of their kind.
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But then the conductor locks you in when the train starts; there is no water to drink in the car; there is no heating apparatus for night travel; if a drunken rowdy should get in, you could not remove a matter of twenty seats from him or enter another car; but above all, if you are worn out and must sleep, you must sit up and do it in naps, with cramped legs and in a torturing misery that leaves you withered and lifeless the next day-for behold they have not that culmination of all charity and human kindness, a sleeping car, in all France.
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In a certain sense the great day of atonement is the culmination of the whole religious and sacrificial service, to which, amid all diversities of ritual, continuously underlying reference to sin is common throughout.
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Nothing could illustrate more clearly the contrast between the new cultus and the old; fixing its regard at all points on sin and its atonement, it reaches its culmination in a great atoning solemnity.
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THE COMMONWEALTH OF AUSTRALIA +Source.+-The Melbourne Argus, 10 May 1901 OPENING OF THE FIRST PARLIAMENT Ten years after the great conference of 1891, the work of Sir Henry Parkes and his fellow federationists reached its culmination.
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The air is voiceful; every house which boasts a drawing-room gathers its five o'clock choir; every theatre, every concert-room resounds beneath the summer night; in the halls of Westminster is the culmination of sustained utterance.
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The culmination of the drama could not be acted with her behind the scenes.
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Then a gigantic passionate roar, the culmination of the mob's fierce savagery, crashed against the skies.
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What the newspapers call a heat-wave was drawing to its culmination, which generally reaches the verge of the unbearable, even to the well and strong, just before the "change"-that lightning change to coolness, and even coldness, which comes while one draws a breath.
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This was to be the culmination of his plan to break through Lee's lines or to change his plans of campaign and settle down to a regular siege.
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This is the culmination of the policy Burleson urged when he got the President to sign a telegram which he (Burleson) had written opposing Representative Slayden, his personal enemy, from San Antonio, and, in effect, nominating Burleson's brother-in-law for Congress.
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Her visit would be the culmination of her folly, or the success of any plot.
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Key, who had been following her with relief, sprang to his feet at this unexpected culmination.
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Examples of Culmination

Example #1
It is a kind of life that has a potent charm for all men, whether city or country-bred.
Example #2
We turned the dog out.
Example #3
He had the smallest interest in his wife's brother, but could not help satisfaction in the thought that Horace was to be reputably, and even brilliantly, married.
Example #4
Bunbury has asked me to write him an article every week for the first six months of '90.
Example #5
She thought of her clerical father in his country parsonage, and of her mother's death, and of her own determination to obtain education, and of her college life, which had merged, not so very long ago, in the wonderful maze of London, which still seemed to her, in spite of her constitutional level-headedness, like a vast electric light, casting radiance upon the myriads of men and women who crowded round it.
Example #6
But she was perfectly conscious of her present situation, and derived some pleasure from the reflection that she could rejoice equally in solitude, and in the presence of the many very different people who were now making their way, by divers paths, across London to the spot where she was sitting.