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The secret of this crowning charm was, perhaps, that she was a new sensation.

So this, then, was the crowning reward of all his sufferings and all his love!

What matter how or when the crowning moment of full surrender comes?

And why not, since obedience is the crowning glory of the German mind?

He paces up and down the hall, crowning his dream with wreaths of smoke.

Crowning all is to be a group in bronze symbolical of Discovery.

To interlace these is the crowning achievement of political science.

But before proceeding I must add a crowning word about drinking.

My remaining in Paris is the crowning folly of a life full of follies and mistakes.

The crowning feature of their hospitality was the banquet on Thursday night.

WORD ORIGIN

early 12c., "royal crown," from Anglo-French coroune, Old French corone (13c., Modern French couronne), from Latin corona "crown," originally "wreath, garland," related to Greek korone "anything curved, kind of crown." Old English used corona, directly from Latin.

Extended to coins bearing the imprint of a crown (early 15c.), especially the British silver 5-shilling piece. Also monetary units in Iceland, Sweden (krona), Norway, Denmark (krone), and formerly in German Empire and Austria-Hungary (krone). Meaning "top of the skull" is from c.1300. Crown-prince is 1791, a translation of German kronprinz.

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR CROWNING

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adjectivepertaining to climax
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