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adjective as in pertaining to climax

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Shooting for something magicalIn a nod to Tchaikovsky’s 1812 Overture, the performance was to be punctuated at its two most climactic moments by the firing of a small, antique cannon.

It was an invitation to release and an official closing of such a climactic experience.

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These interconnected shows, along with future stories, will excite new audiences, embrace our most passionate fans, and will culminate in a climactic story event.

An authoritarian who is also, unsurprisingly, a run-first play-caller, Kilmer is ultimately thrown off the team by the players and is not on the sideline for West Canaan High School’s climactic win.

All in all, Saturday night’s pay-per-view proceedings were a smashing success despite the final result, an anti-climactic draw in front of a nearly empty Staples Center amid the novel coronavirus pandemic.

When he chooses to cap a climactic chase seen with yet another baffling fall, we feel cheated.

An anti-climactic end is not the World Cup storyline that English fans anticipated.

It was an anti-climactic interlude in a trial that has had many moments of drama.

A new study from France says some women experience climactic pleasure during labor.

At a climactic moment in the scene, Wilson realizes his cousin Ruggles is of mixed race.

It is striking just now to notice the double key-note of that closing climactic book of this old Bible.

And a climactic treasure hunt among the subterranean Martian labyrinths.

Maybe the fourth or the eighth step will be "climactic" steps, especially arranged to make a climax in the dance and win applause.

So we put a climactic "trick" step in for a finish, and then we top that with the exit, and the exit must be a surprise.

The subjective is in order to the objective, as the final outward climactic reach of God's great love-plan for a world.


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