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This accusation, after soul-wearying delays, had culminated to-day in conviction.

His judgment was an epitome of the scientific insight of the ages which culminated then.

In the year 1843 culminated the panic agitation of Millerism.

In Paris, the danger he had foreseen had culminated in the Commune.

So the battle went on, till it culminated in the Reformation.

It culminated in our area in some big thefts from the officers' tents.

The supper passed unhappily and culminated in a painful scene.

It was this demand which had culminated in the Westminster Riot.

With the capture of Mexico the fortunes of Cortes culminated.

Even this wretched bullet had not struck him fairly, and culminated his fate as it might!

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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