Usage examples for pinnacle

  1. If so, the aim is missed: for, as majesty, fallen from the pinnacle of power, becomes more interesting, so do ruins inspire greater veneration than the most pompous structure, towering in the splendour of its perfection. – Paris As It Was and As It Is by Francis W. Blagdon
  2. This is a fair sample of the way this game went on establishing a position of moral superiority for Mr. Pellew and his partner, who looked down on the irregularities of their opponents from a pinnacle of True Whist. – When Ghost Meets Ghost by William Frend De Morgan
  3. Off it went to the pinnacle of the rock from whence it had descended, and there began tearing its prey, which, happily, it soon must have put out of pain. – In the Wilds of Africa by W.H.G. Kingston
  4. The loss of life was inconsiderable, and in prestige the soldiery of New France now stood on a pinnacle which they had never before attained. – The Fighting Governor A Chronicle of Frontenac by Charles W. Colby Edited by George M. Wrong and H. H. Langton
  5. And so I would say to any one who thinks he stands on some lofty pinnacle and scents danger to the family tie, or church, or state, or society, because of the existence of secret orders, that he thinks and talks of something he knows nothing about. – The Jericho Road by W. Bion Adkins
  6. She gave free reign to her imagination and already saw herself upon some pinnacle. – The Comedienne by Wladyslaw Reymont
  7. This elegant, carpeted salesroom of the 1870s, with fashionable ladies and gentlemen scanning the latest model sewing machines, reflects the pinnacle reached by the new industry in just a few decades. – The Invention of the Sewing Machine by Grace Rogers Cooper
  8. Telamonian Ajax first slew a man, the companion of Sarpedon, magnanimous Epicles, striking him with a rugged stone, which, mighty in size, lay highest up against a pinnacle within the wall. – The Iliad of Homer (1873) by Homer
  9. O ye gifted ones, follow your calling, for, however various your talents may be, ye can have but one calling capable of leading ye to eminence and renown; follow resolutely the one straight path before you, it is that of your good angel, let neither obstacles nor temptations induce ye to leave it; bound along if you can; if not, on hands and knees follow it, perish in it, if needful; but ye need not fear that; no one ever yet died in the true path of his calling before he had attained the pinnacle. – Lavengro The Scholar, The Gypsy, The Priest by George Borrow
  10. Thus the London Irish raised themselves on the pinnacle of a notable and conspicuous triumph. – The Irish at the Front by Michael MacDonagh
  11. When the dawn came, however, their search was rewarded, for there, set upon a pinnacle of the Abbey church, and staring straight into the window of his Lordship's sleeping- room, from which it was but a few yards distant, was the dreadful head of Andrew Woods! – The Lady Of Blossholme by H. Rider Haggard
  12. And when an eclipse occurs they say that the sun and moon have gone behind a pinnacle or tower of the heavens. – The Tribes and Castes of the Central Provinces of India Volume II by R. V. Russell
  13. Romance, too, follows the Hinchinbrook pinnacle. – The Confessions of a Beachcomber by E J Banfield
  14. St. James the Less was thrown from a pinnacle or wing of the temple and then beaten to death with a fuller's club. – One Thousand Secrets of Wise and Rich Men Revealed by C. A. Bogardus
  15. In a moment, in one moment he had fallen from the height of favor and the pinnacle of influence, and disowned and defeated, he could hardly take in the mischance that had befallen him. – Ovington's Bank by Stanley J. Weyman
  16. High above her head, upon a pinnacle of rock, a man stood, gazing at the scene; at his side a little child of some four or five years old, whose frantic glee seemed perilous in such a place, while his wild accents drew many an upward glance from those below, as he cried- " See, Nony, see! – St. Patrick's Eve by Charles James Lever
  17. All the west was one great blazing field of red and gold, and the sun was low on the broad water's edge, while behind us the fair city of Antwerp lit sparkling lights in all her windows, and the old Cathedral rose high into the sunlight, with the Belgian banner fluttering from a pinnacle; and that is how I shall always see Antwerp, fair, and stately, and sun- wreathed, as she was that golden September afternoon. – A Woman's Experience in the Great War by Louise Mack
  18. After he reached the pinnacle, he held the job for a mere five years, then routinely left. – The Samurai Strategy by Thomas Hoover
  19. The signal fire which he meant to build on the bald crest of Pinnacle Rock, would send out a flare visible to three states. – When 'Bear Cat' Went Dry by Charles Neville Buck
  20. Yet they were below the crest of our lofty pinnacle, where our storm- beaten band of horses, steaming in moisture, stood darkly outlined against the pale mists. – Among the Canadian Alps by Lawrence J. Burpee