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And all science must culminate at last in the science of healing—not the weak, but the strong.

All that terrible day seemed to culminate in this overwhelming misfortune.

What was more natural than that their friendship should culminate in a deeper feeling!

It was Bassano who started that great Spanish school which was to culminate in Velasquez.

In them the antichristian might of the beast will culminate.

This is my punishment: the passion in all of us that must culminate in her final cry.

Moreover, the interest does not accumulate and culminate at the end.

There is a series of three hills which culminate in Arthur's Seat, 800 feet high.

They did culminate, at twenty minutes after ten, when he at length departed.

The institution of slavery was about to culminate and decline.

WORD ORIGIN

1640s, from Late Latin culminatus past participle of culminare "to top, to crown," from Latin culmen (genitive culminis) "top, peak, summit, roof, gable," also used figuratively, contraction of columen (see column). Related: Culminated; culminating.

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