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Traffic was intense, and had reached what might be supposed its acme.

Why, it was almost as bad as that acme of horrors, a chimney-pot hat!

But that's no matter, for the acme of my military ambitions is now attained.

This generous disposition of yours I now regard as acme of human dower.

Sir Donald follows the sense of compassion, which often is the acme of intrinsic craft.

For myself I can say that the place appeared the acme of the romantic and picturesque.

How stale and flat seemed that which till then had been the acme of the whole year to him!

Miss Burkham was the acme of all that was cultured and elegant.

It was the acme of his desire to live and die like a gentleman.

From that hour they were doomed in her estimation as the acme of wickedness and vice.

WORD ORIGIN

"highest point," 1560s, from Greek akme "(highest) point, edge; peak of anything," from PIE root *ak- "sharp" (see acrid). Written in Greek letters until c.1620. The U.S. grocery store chain was founded 1891 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

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