1 If they were allowed their own way, every comedy would have a tragic ending, and every tragedy would culminate in a farce.
2 Wellington held the village and the culminating plain; Ney had only the crest and the slope.
Les Misérables (V2) By Victor HugoContext Highlight In BOOK 1: CHAPTER X—THE PLATEAU OF MONT-SAINT-JEAN
3 If one places one's self at the culminating point of view of the question, Waterloo is intentionally a counter-revolutionary victory.
Les Misérables (V2) By Victor HugoContext Highlight In BOOK 1: CHAPTER XVII—IS WATERLOO TO BE CONSIDERED GOOD?
4 The situation of all in that fatal hour and that pitiless place, had as result and culminating point Enjolras' supreme melancholy.
Les Misérables (V5) By Victor HugoContext Highlight In BOOK 1: CHAPTER V—THE HORIZON WHICH ONE BEHOLDS FROM THE SUMMIT O...
5 The ideal is nothing but the culminating point of logic, the same as the beautiful is nothing but the summit of the true.
Les Misérables (V5) By Victor HugoContext Highlight In BOOK 1: CHAPTER XX—THE DEAD ARE IN THE RIGHT AND THE LIVING ARE N...
6 It was this culminating point that Jean Valjean had reached.
Les Misérables (V5) By Victor HugoContext Highlight In BOOK 3: CHAPTER I—THE SEWER AND ITS SURPRISES
7 Afternoon naps were a custom of the country and never were they so necessary as on the all-day parties, beginning early in the morning and culminating in a ball.
8 It was the farthest point of navigation and the culminating point of my experience.
9 The moral hesitation which decided the fate of battles was evidently culminating in a panic.
10 It was as though all the weariness of the past months had culminated in the vacuity of that interminable evening.
11 For this reason I will now lay before the reader the facts connected with Miss Violet Smith, the solitary cyclist of Charlington, and the curious sequel of our investigation, which culminated in unexpected tragedy.
The Return of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan DoyleContext Highlight In IV. THE ADVENTURE OF THE SOLITARY CYCLIST
12 It culminated in a hurried outbreak of almost intolerably excessive shrieking, which stopped short, leaving us stiffened in a variety of silly attitudes, and obstinately listening to the nearly as appalling and excessive silence.
13 Those are the antecedents, and the culmination.
14 It was like bells rippling up and up to a culmination.
15 Though her eyes were closed, one could easily imagine the light necessarily shining in them as the culmination of the luminous workmanship around.
Return of the Native By Thomas HardyContext Highlight In BOOK 1: 4 The Halt on the Turnpike Road