pinnacle

[ pin-uh-kuhl ]SEE DEFINITION OF pinnacle

EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR PINNACLE

It takes courage to step down from the pinnacle you stood on.

On his right sat Harriet, having reached the first pinnacle of her new career.

For you know that this affair has set Amadieu on a pinnacle.

The height of the pinnacle is determined by the breadth of the base.

The dome was probably surmounted by a pinnacle, as shown in Fig. 39.

Pedrito elevated his hand jerkily to help the idea of pinnacle, of fame.

At this period Rachael Closs was at the pinnacle of her hopes.

I was poised on the pinnacle of hope that overhangs the abyss of despair.

Then was your candle shining to be a light to all the world, set on high on a pinnacle.

My life work will be to drag him down from his pinnacle of selflessness!

WORD ORIGIN

c.1300, "mountain, peak, promontory," from Old French pinacle "top, gable" (13c.) and directly from Late Latin pinnaculum "peak, pinnacle, gable," diminutive of Latin pinna "peak, point," (see pin (n.1)). Figurative use is attested from c.1400.

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