How to use Climax in a sentence
That event was the climax of a long series of horrors.
Matters reached a climax in 1276.
The exaggeration of the height of the mitre, which began at the time of the Renaissance, reached its climax in the 17th century.
The climax of iniquity was the murder of Jehoiada's son Zechariah.
The polished stone work is superb, finding its climax in Porto Rico, which seems to have been the sacred island of the Caribs.Advertisement
The climax came with the death of Bedford, and defection of Philip of Burgundy in 1435.
The verse quoted forms the climax of Mic. i.
To this was joined a singular power of rhetorical climax.
After even the finest things in Tannhauser, the Vorspiel to Lohengrin comes as a revelation, with its quiet solemnity and breadth of design, its ethereal purity of tone-colour, and its complete emancipation from earlier operatic forms. The suspense and climax in the first act is so intense, and the whole drama is so well designed, that we must have a very vivid idea of the later Wagner before we can see how far the quality of musical thought still falls short of his ideals.
Sometimes, too, when a great dramatic climax has given place to a lyrical anticlimax, retrospective moods, subtleties of emotion and crowning musical thoughts press in upon Wagner's mind with a closeness that determines every word; and thus not only is the whole third act of Tristan, as Wagner said when he was working at it, of " overwhelming tragic power," but Isolde's dying utterances (which occupy the last five minutes and are, of course, totally without action or dramatic tension) were not unlike fine poetry even before the music was written.Advertisement
The revolt of various disaffected provinces brought matters to a climax; in September 1875 one-half of the service of the interest was suspended, paper certificates known as " Ramazans " (since they were issued in the Arabic month of that name) being issued for that half in lieu of cash, and in the following March it was suspended altogether.
This climax was reached at the very moment when Darwin was publishing the Origin of Species (1859), by which universal opinion has been brought to the position that species, as well as genera, orders and classes, are the subjective expressions of a vast ramifying pedigree in which the only objective existences are individuals, the apparent species as well as higher groups being marked out, not by any distributive law, but by the interaction of living matter and its physical environment, causing the persistence of some forms and the destruction of vast series of ancestral intermediate kinds.
By Matthew Gregory Lewis again "Timour" is depicted as the conventional tyrant of a gorgeous melodrama, slaying, burning, slaughtering and committing every possible atrocity until checked by a violent death and a poetical climax.
He starts from the fundamental thought of Jewish apocalyptic that the end of the world will be brought about by the direct intervention of God when evil has reached its climax.
The crowning struggle of Gladstone's political career was now approaching its climax.Advertisement
Hence the coast as a whole is irregular, with numerous embayments, peninsulas and islands; and in Maine this irregularity reaches a disadvantageous climax.
During his reign the struggle between the princes and the cities reached its climax.
The climax, however, was reached in 1907 when Prince BUlow, on the 26th of November, introduced into the Prussian parliament a bill to arm the German Colonization Committee in Posen with powers of compulsory expropriation.
He chooses this order so as to work up to a climax of error and absurdity in heathen worship. The direct natureworship of the Chaldeans is shown to be false because its objects are works of the Creator, fashioned for the use of men.
The unbounded reverence of the Moslems for the Koran reaches its climax in the dogma that this book, as the divine word, i.e.Advertisement
The climax was reached when at a given- moment the curtains of the shrine placed on the boat were withdrawn, and the god was revealed to the eyes of the awe-struck multitude.
This feature reaches a climax of beauty and elaboration in the large print of "St Eustace and the Stag," while the figures and animals remain still somewhat cramped and immature.
The steep and rugged pass between Solyma and the sea, called the Climax ("Ladder"), was the only direct communication between Lycia and Pamphylia.
The controversy about the Sabbath had brought their dissatisfaction to a climax.
A climax of indignation is reached when a blind man is healed at the pool of Siloam on the sabbath day.Advertisement
With these wonderful scenes, the most intensely tragic in all German literature, Goethe's poetry in this period reaches its climax.
He himself regarded it as a kind of climax to his life; never before had he attained such complete understanding of his genius and mission in the world; it afforded him a vantage-ground from which he could renew the past and make plans for the future.
Each year the number of anti-slavery petitions received and presented by him increased; perhaps the climax was in 1837, when Adams presented a petition from twenty-two slaves, and, when threatened by his opponents with censure, defended himself with remarkable keenness and ability.
Spurred on by his wife the matter reached a climax in 1574, when letters were discovered, which, while revealing a hope to bring over Augustus to Calvinism, cast some aspersions upon the elector and his wife.
Their school of bronze sculpture, whose first famous exponent was Ageladas (Hagelaidas), the reputed master of Pheidias, reached its climax towards the end of the 5th century in the atelier of Polyclitus and his pupils.Advertisement
The success of these undertakings engendered a wild spirit of speculation in tea companies both in India and at home, which reached its climax in 1865.
In 3 2 B.C. Antony's repudiation of his wife Octavia, sister of Octavian, and the discovery of his will, with its clear proofs of Cleopatra's dangerous ascendancy, brought matters to a climax, and war was declared, not indeed against Antony, but against Cleopatra.
The climax of the Reconstruction period was the socalled Baxter-Brooks war.
Whether as exhibiting the Divine leading and aid, or as recording the impartial and even kindly attitude of the Roman State towards the Christians, the writer has reached a climax.
The enthusiasm aroused by Liszt's playing and his personality - the two are inseparable - reached a climax at Vienna and Budapest in 1839-1840, when he received a patent of nobility from the emperor of Austria, and a sword of honour from the magnates of Hungary in the name of the nation.Advertisement
The new synthesis reveals a universal decline from the 5th to the 10th centuries, while the Germanic races were learning the rudiments of culture, a decline that was deepened by each succeeding wave of migration, each tribal war of Franks or Saxons, and reached its climax in the disorders of the 9th and 10th centuries when the half-formed civilization of Christendom was forced to face the migration of the Northmen by sea, the raids of the Saracen upon the south and the onslaught of Hungarians and Sla y s upon the east.
The former first made its appearance about the middle of the 19th century, and reached a climax in 1856, when only about 15,000 pipes, that is, about onesixth of the usual quantity, was vintaged.
Indeed, it may be said that the main fermentation rarely, if ever, reaches a climax.
Matters got to such a climax of disorder, disturbance and confusion, from the highest to the lowest strata of Spanish society, that the president of the executive, Figueras, deserted his post and fled the country.
The Mogul empire rapidly expanded during the reigns of Akbar and his successors down to Aurungzeb, when it attained its climax.Advertisement
It attained its climax of power in the time of Sultan Iskandar Muda (1607-1636), under whom the subject coast extended from Aru opposite Malacca round by the north to Benkulen on the west coast, a sea-board of not less than 110o miles; and besides this, the king's supremacy was owned by the large island of Nias, and by the continental Malay states of Johor, Pahang, Kedah and Perak.
These various circumstances, and many more, had given rise to distrust and uneasiness in the cabinet, and these feelings reached their climax when Palmerston, on the occurrence of the coup d'etat by which Louis Napoleon made himself master of France, expressed to the French ambassador in London, without the concurrence of his colleagues, his personal approval of that act.
So carefully is this record of the visions arranged that the first two chapters of the second part of the book (vii.-viii.) were no doubt purposely made to appear in a symbolic form, in order that in the last two revelations (xi.-xii.), which were couched in such direct language as to be intelligible even to the modern student of history, the author might obtain the effect of a climax.
Fairbairn takes the rather unusual view that Greek Christian theology was the climax of the process of Greek philosophy, and so far alien to piety, although he is far from banishing speculation out of theology.
The legislative and statistical and especially the ritualistic parts belonging to P are so detailed and uninteresting that they make no impression on a reader's memory, and P's diffuseness, always undue, reaches a climax in chap. vii.Advertisement
The natural reaction against the metaphysical and ethical dogmatism of the earlyg Y thinkers had reached its climax in the Sophists.
The first part of Islendinga (1202-1242) tells of the beginning and first part of the civil wars, the lives of Snorri and Sighvat, Sturla's uncles, of his cousin and namesake Sturla Sighvatsson, of Bishop Gudmund, and Thorwald Gizursson, - the fall of the Sturlungs, and with them the last hopes of the great houses to maintain the commonwealth, being the climax of the story.
The climax of these attacks was that Erzberger was assassinated on Aug.
The climax of the divine plan of salvation is found in the incarnation of the Word.
The climax came with the rumour that the court was preparing a new military coup detat, a rumour that seemed to be confirmed by indiscreet toasts proposed at a banquet by the officers of the guard at Versailles; and on the night of the 5th to the 6th of October a Parisian mob forced the king and royal family to return with them to Paris amid cries of We are bringing the baker, the bakers wife and the little bakers boy!Advertisement
The dissatisfaction felt in Germany with the emperor Otto IV came to a climax in September 1211, when a number of influential princes met at Nuremberg, declared Otto deposed, and invited Frederick to come and occupy the vacant throne.
The 16th Aventiure, describing this hunt and the murder of Siegfried, is perhaps the most powerful scene in all medieval epic. To heighten the effect of the tragic climax the poet begins with a description of the hunting, and describes the high spirits of Siegfried, who captures a wild boar, rides back with it to camp, and there lets it loose to the great discomfiture of the cooks.
The week came to its shuddering climax with President Bush's speech to the UN General Assembly.
The first hour may seem slow but it builds considerable tension until it reaches a shattering climax.
The final of the 2002 Heineken Cup had reached a dramatic climax.
We are also told that ` the war marked the climax of the defeat of the Soviet working class ' .
On stage, there's a subtle tension created that results in a thrilling climax to the show.
A powerful build up throughout the song leads to a rousing climax.
Competing against the police and against time, the investigation reaches a fast-paced, gripping climax.
The crack in the final overhang provides a fitting climax.
Getting to Faro was always going to be a bit of an anti climax for me.
An account of the visit formed the dramatic climax to the Seven Pillars.
However, this proves to be no ordinary group therapy as events reach a nail-biting climax.
This 256-page hardback book takes the Players further along the road to the epic climax of the series.
Thus starts the events that leads to the film's violent climax.
The climax which came to Churchill's life in 1940 was, like the Battle of Waterloo, a ' damned close-run thing ' .
And unsurprisingly the climax is an inconclusive, haunting coda, with little explained or resolved.
The climax of the books ends up taking on an almost comedic slant.
However, the film's ultimate downfall is the climax, toward which the tale has been heading for some 90 minutes.
Six levels each contain eight bite-size challenges with a boss encounter providing an effective climax.
The presentation of the award to them both was a fitting climax to the festival finale.
There are protests and tempers flares into a startling climax with Whitaker shooting the prisoner.
The climax of the afternoon was a highly practical session on hypnotism by Andrew Newton, a famous stage hypnotist.
The chorus / climax is irresistible anyway - Verlaine crooning - " I understand destructive urges / They seem so imperfect.
Darkyn moved in and out of her slowly, taking her closer to her climax.
He was certain to take her to climax each time before seeking his own release, a practice she'd never participated, when she was a goddess who felt nothing.
The long struggle between the Company and the ministers of the crown for the supreme control of Indian affairs and the attendant patronage had reached its climax.
During the last months of President Uriburu's administration, matters had reached a climax, especially in connexion with the delimitation in a district known as the Puna de Atacama.
Affairs were brought to a climax by a series of conflicts which took place at Canea on the 4th of February; the Turkish troops fired on the Christians, a conflagration broke out in the town, and many thousands of Christians took refuge on the foreign warships in the bay.
The climax was reached in 1838 with the incorporation of the Union Bank.
The activity of English and French pirates began in the 16th century, and reached its climax in the middle of the 17th century.
The climax was reached in1897-1898when the net revenue amounted to only £63,975 as compared with T352,000 in 1894-1895, and it did not revert to its previous level until 1902-1903.
The gathering exasperation of the Sienese, and notably of the middle class, against their rulers was brought to a climax by this cruel disappointment.
The climax of this wondrous elevation was reached when, on the extinction of the line of Kettler, the estates of Courland, in June 1737, elected him their reigning duke.
The duke was consequently obliged to consent to a condemnation of the teaching of Osiander, and the climax came in 1566 when the estates appealed to Sigismund II., king of Poland, who sent a commission to Konigsberg.
This new departure reached its climax in the Tokugawa mausolea of Yedo and NikkO, which are enriched by the possession of the most splendid applications of lacquer decoration the world has ever seen, nor is it likely that anything of comparable beauty and grandeur will be again produced in the same line.
In 1869 the introduction of civil marriage did not tend to allay the strife, which reached its climax after the proclamation of the dogma of papal infallibility in 1870.
From these three arguments he developed an elaborate theosophy which was a syncretism of oriental mysticism and pure Greek metaphysic, and may be regarded as representing the climax of Jewish philosophy.
The new liberties, as might be expected, did not tend to improve the relations between the town of Utrecht and its ecclesiastical sovereign; and the feud reached its climax (1481-84) in the "groote vorlag," or great quarrel, between the citizens and Bishop David, the Bastard of Burgundy, who had been foisted upon the unwilling chapter by the combined pressure of Duke Philip of Burgundy, his half-brother, and the pope.
This composite art reached its climax in Peru, the llama wool affording the finest staple on the whole hemisphere.
The same year also saw the climax of a series of laws passed by the Progressives affecting the relations of employers and workmen.
Saxe-Gotha was even more subdivided; and the climax was reached about 1680, when Gotha, Coburg, Meiningen, Romhild, Eisenberg, Hildburghausen and Saalfeld were each the capital of a duchy.
A climax was reached when the difficulties with Russia arose which led to the Crimean War; the prince was accused by the peace party of wanting war, and by the war party of plotting surrender; and it came to be publicly rumoured that the queen's husband had been found conspiring against the state, and had been committed to the Tower.
The long and costly war with Achin (q.v.) began in 1873 and reached its climax in the military occupation of the country after 1905, when the native sultan surrendered and was deported.
The city attained the climax of its prosperity in the 16th century, when its population, according to one estimate, reached 80,000.
But the great wars led to the complete prohibition of the importation of manufactures, reaching its climax in Napoleon's Continental system.
Graptolites had declined notably as compared with the Ordovician, and the trilobites passed their climax before the end of the period.
It was perhaps at this time that the crinoids, as a class, reached their climax, and most forms of lime-carbonate-secreting life seem to have thriven.
In this bird and its many allied forms, coloration, though almost confined to various tints of blue, seems to reach its climax, but want of space forbids more particular notice of them, or of the members of the other genera Cyanocitta, Cyanocorax, Xanthura, Psilorhinus, and more, which inhabit various parts of the Western continent.
Matters came to a climax at the council of Vienne in 1311 under Pope Clement V., where the "sect of Beguines and Beghards" were accused of being the main instruments of the spread of heresy, and decrees were passed suppressing their organization and demanding their severe punishment.
A dispute over money left by John Beaufort, marquess of Dorset, caused or widened a breach in the royal family which reached a climax in 1411.
But the re-opening of the Eastern Question was destined to bring to a climax the great struggle of Rumania for existence and independence, and temporarily to throw into the The shade all domestic questions.
They are the last stage and climax of a gradual process of compilation and crystallization, so to speak, of unwritten church custom; and a short account of this process will show their real importance and value.
The execution was as excellent as the conception, and if we reflect that it was begun in the midst of that momentous war which raised England to her climax of territorial greatness in East and West, we may easily realize how the task of describing these portentous and far-reaching events would be likely to strengthen Burke's habits of wide and laborious observation, as well as to give him firmness and confidence in the exercise of his own judgment.
At last a fierce family feud came to a climax.
In this process the older Bel was deliberately set aside, and the climax was reached when the conquest of the monster Tiamat, symbolizing the chaos prevailing in primeval days, was ascribed to Marduk instead of, as in the older form of the epic, to Bel.
What would have completely derailed lesser players (equipment screwup at the climax of the signature tune) became proof of their mastery.
Hemmings was to find that the climax of his first professional stage appearance would be indelibly imprinted on his memory.
Matthean text, proclaiming good news to the poor is the climax and conclusion of the list.
A tale of anarchy and terrorism, ranging across Europe and reaching its climax with a bomb outrage in Balham, south London.
At the climax of this trek you will climb Poon Hill at dawn to enjoy one of the most spectacular mountain scapes on Earth.
They gather momentum around the homes and reach a climax at the Manor, followed by a brief sortie to the Cross.
As the holiday shopping frenzy reaches its annual climax, buyers are agonizing over the latest high-tech trinkets on the market. iPod nano?
Yet I would not undeceive her, for I wanted her to bring matters to a climax.
A brief climax slowly brings the music to a calm, rapt end, with the solo violin musing in glistening harmonics.
By the savagely grotesque climax, Veronica has been put through an emotional wringer the size of the Grand Canyon.
Phedre was the climax of her triumphs, and when she and her husband deserted the Hotel de Bourgogne (see Bejart ad fin.), it was selected to open the Comedie Frangaise on the 26th of August 1680.
In the new art the concentration of attention upon form, as a more important source of dramatic interest and climax than texture, resulted in a neglect of polyphony which seriously damaged even Gluck's work, and which always had the grave inconvenience that while the new methods of blending and contrasting instruments stimulated an increase in the variety, if not in the size of orchestras, there was at the same time extreme difficulty in finding occupation for the members of the lower middle class of the orchestra in ordinary passages.
No contemporary, unaided by personal knowledge, could be expected to trust in Wagner's purity of ideal on the strength of Tannhauser, which actually achieved popularity by such coarse methods of climax as the revivalistic end of the overture, by such maudlin pathos as 0 du mein holder Abendstern, and by the amiably childish grand-opera skill with which half the action is achieved by processions and a considerable fraction of the music is represented by fanfares.
A strong and energetic party endeavoured to thwart the working of the new order, and matters came to a climax on the death of William IV.
At the words "Et expecto resurrectionem mortuorum" the music plunges suddenly into a slow series of some of the most sublime and mysterious modulations ever written, until it breaks out as suddenly into a vivace e allegro of broad but terse design, which comes to its climax very rapidly and ends as abruptly as possible, the last chord being carefully written as a short note without a pause.
The climax came with the publication of his Neueste Ofenbarungen Gottes in Briefen and Erzahlungen (1773-1775), purporting to be a "model version" of the New Testament, rendered, with due regard to enlightenment, into modern German.
The display includes three Shays, a Climax, and two small tank locomotives.
With the home support 's voice growing, Bath responded through two Olly Barkley penalties to set up a tense climax to the game.
The climax soon came; for as his unwonted severity increased so did my grief and wounded pride.
Although this plotline may seem miles from gripping, "Crazy Cat" has over five million views which is generous, considering that the film never quite reaches a climax.
If you are working with older children, discuss literary terms, such as setting, plot, climax, genres, symbolism, and themes in relation to the text and the pictures.
Read this novel for its vivid descriptions of two prison escape attempts, one suicide attempt, a jailed defense lawyer, and its unusual climax.
This is a dark, but hopeful tale that will leave you breathlessly turning the pages until you reach the suspenseful climax.
The climax of the convention is the The Reel Awards.
While participation is not required, formal night is often the fashion climax of the cruise.
However, after all the hell he puts you through, it's still just as satisfying as a long drudged out climax.
In the book Skinny Legs and All, Tom Robbins features the dance at the climax of his story, with the main character gaining insight as each veil was dropped.
All of the action in your story needs to move toward a point of crisis or climax that is the height of the action.
Once the story reaches its climax, you can't leave your reader hanging there.
Have a Definite Climax or Resolution - A short story needs to do what it is going to do quicker than a novel, so you need to get to the payoff soon.
The opening day lines may have been longer, but the climax of the movie would have been shattered for all who saw it.
Finding out ahead of time that two fan faves may end up in scenes together or that a long plotline is coming to a climax is one thing, but scoops and spoilers may leave a fan turned off by the idea without ever seeing the execution.
Fool Me Once - The tomb chapter of the story comes to a climax as all the various parties work together to get the tomb opened.
As long as you remember that tantric yoga is about the journey, not the goal of climax or any other destination, you and your partner can enjoy many benefits.
Climax Fashions carries a nice selection of bodysuits and body stockings in crotchless styles, along with many other fun and flirty lingerie styles.
Though the couple's split was the climax of that season, viewers had seen cracks in their union much sooner.
The, "hey, look over there" aspect ensures that when the reader finally reaches the climax of the novel the element of surprise is not lost.
Fractured are the scenes within the loose story line, and the movie's climax is just ridiculous and completely unbelievable.
Eventually, the episode climax occurs when Spock and Captain Kirk enter into a duel to the death, but beforehand, McCoy injects Captain Kirk with a compound that simulates a condition like death.
This insurgence of the artisans, in a republic which had been remodelled upon economical principles by Giano della Bellas constitution of 1292, reached a climax in 1378, when the Ciompi rebellion placed the city for a few years in the hands of the Lesser Arts.
The children are possessed of a bright intelligence, which, however, soon reaches its climax, and the adult may be compared in this respect with the civilized child of ten or twelve.
The triumph won at Friedland marks in several respects the climax of Napoleon's career.
Her development since the Persian wars had been extremely rapid, but did not reach its climax till the latter part of the century.
The climax of Mahommedan work in India is reached in that of the Mogul emperors at Agra, Delhi and Fatehpur-Sikri, in which there is a very close resemblance in design to the mosques of Syria, Egypt, and Persia; the four-centred arch, which is in the Mogul style, finds general acceptance, and was probably derived from Persian sources.
The climax came in 1593.
Both these groups seem to have reached their climax but recently, while the tortoises, crocodiles and sphenodon are on the descending scale, mere remnants of formerly much more numerous and cosmopolitan development.
With this, one line of tendency in Roman Catholic doctrine reached its climax; the pope and the council use " dogma " in a distinctive sense for what is definitely formulated by authority.
Natasha was foremost in setting a merry holiday tone, which, passing from one to another, grew stronger and reached its climax when they all came out into the frost and got into the sleighs, talking, calling to one another, laughing, and shouting.
It isn't long before his desires become inexorable and he sets out to scupper what he can't have leading to an explosive nail-biting climax.
His ingenious plot grabs you from its opening pages right up to its shocking climax.
The introduction of squealing guitars and manic Drum ' n ' Bass powerfully brings this Deliverance -style movie to an unexpected climax.
One of the key differences between sensual love making and just having sex is that sex is too often just about climax.
The first is represented by the Deutero-Isaiah, who constitutes the climax and close of Hebrew prophetism, which is henceforth (with the possible exception of the Trito-Isaiah, Malachi and Jonah, who reproduce some features of the earlier prophecy) a virtually arrested development.
He derives his name Climax (or Climacus) from his work of the same name (KMµa 701i Ilapa5Eivov, ladder to Paradise), in thirty sections, corresponding to the thirty years of the life of Christ.
They established their punk rock sound with their first single 'Stutter', released at the climax of '93.
The more subtle examples are inexhaustible in variety and resource; and perhaps the climax of subtlety is the almost entire absence of Leitmotif in the first scene of the third act of Gotterddmmerung, when Siegfried throws away his last chance of averting his doom.