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This was the climax of the prelate's favour, the apogee of his power.

The apogee of the sun is synonymous with the aphelion of the earth.

An irregularity in the motion of a planet by which it deviates from the aphelion or apogee.

The second measures the distance of the sun from its apogee.

The acquisition of this soul marks the apogee of the greatness of a people.

His tiny talent reached its apogee in 'The Rape of the Lock.'

The apogee of the Company had been reached: from this time its downfall was rapid.

The first renaissance obtained its apogee toward the year 1500.

It seems that arborescent vegetation had then attained its apogee.

But it is certainly in The White Peacock that this sensation attains its apogee.

WORD ORIGIN

"point at which the moon is farthest from the earth," 1590s, from French apogée, from Latin apogaeum, from Greek apogaion, neuter adjective, "away from the earth," a term from Ptolemaic astronomy, from apo "off, away" (see apo-) + gaia/ge "earth" (see Gaia). Adjective forms are apogeal, apogean.

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