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My surprise reached a climax, however, when I found incidentally that he was ignorant of the Copernican Theory and of the composition of the Solar System.
A Study In Scarlet By Arthur Conan Doyle Context
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.
War and Peace(V3) By Leo Tolstoy Context
James Harthouse derived some comfortable reflections afterwards, from this prompt retreat, as one of his few actions that made any amends for anything, and as a token to himself that he had escaped the climax of a very bad business.
Hard Times By Charles Dickens Context
The importunate memory was kept before her by its ironic contrast to her present situation, since her walk with Selden had represented an irresistible flight from just such a climax as the present excursion was designed to bring about.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton Context
I add, as the climax, that I have seen an Englishwoman dancing in a wreath of roses and blue spectacles.
Les Misérables (V3) By Victor Hugo Context
The first, to begin from the neck, was nearly six feet long; the second, third, and fourth were each successively longer, till you came to the climax of the fifth, or one of the middle ribs, which measured eight feet and some inches.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville Context
She was a grown young woman when she was overtaken by what she supposed to be the climax of her fate.
The Awakening By Kate Chopin Context
I am, in your opinion, a Lara, a Manfred, a Lord Ruthven; then, just as I am arriving at the climax, you defeat your own end, and seek to make an ordinary man of me.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas Context
The climax of it is a furious prestissimo, at which the couples seize hands and begin a mad whirling.
The Jungle By Upton Sinclair Context
I look upon it as the climax of all misnomers, the boldest of all frauds, and the grossest of all libels.
The Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass By Frederick Douglass Context