PINNACLE in a Sentence

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 Meanings and Examples of PINNACLE
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pinnacle
 n.  peak; tall pointed formation, such as mountain peak
Classic Sentence: (16 in 2 pages)
1  On the edge of a jutting pinnacle, three or four hundred feet above him, there stood a creature somewhat resembling a sheep in appearance, but armed with a pair of gigantic horns.
A Study In Scarlet By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In PART II: CHAPTER V. THE AVENGING ANGELS
2  Even that unlucky female, Mrs. Sparsit, fallen from her pinnacle of exultation into the Slough of Despond, was not in so bad a plight as that remarkable man and self-made Humbug, Josiah Bounderby of Coketown.
Hard Times By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In BOOK 3: CHAPTER V
3  I will hang thee out to feed the ravens, from the very pinnacle of thine own castle.
Ivanhoe By Walter Scott
Get Context   In CHAPTER XL
4  The moon was low upon the right, and the jagged pinnacle of a granite tor stood up against the lower curve of its silver disc.
The Hound of the Baskervilles By A. Conan Doyle
Get Context   In Chapter 9. The Light upon the Moor [Second Report of Dr. ...
5  There was the sharp pinnacle of granite still cutting the lower edge of the moon, but its peak bore no trace of that silent and motionless figure.
The Hound of the Baskervilles By A. Conan Doyle
Get Context   In Chapter 9. The Light upon the Moor [Second Report of Dr. ...
6  In an instant Holmes had raced up on to the ridge, and, standing upon a lofty pinnacle, craned his neck in every direction.
The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In XII. The Adventure of The Final Problem
7  Though I could almost have consigned her to the mercies of the wind on the topmost pinnacle of the Cathedral, without remorse, I made a virtue of necessity, and gave her a friendly salutation.
David Copperfield By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In CHAPTER 39. WICKFIELD AND HEEP
8  Her eyes were, it seemed, opened; she felt all the difficulty of maintaining herself without hypocrisy and self-conceit on the pinnacle to which she had wished to mount.
Anna Karenina(V1) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In PART 2: Chapter 35
9  He felt himself on a pinnacle that made him giddy, and far away down below were all those nice excellent Karenins, Oblonskys, and all the world.
Anna Karenina(V2) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In PART 4: Chapter 9
10  Again, as before, all of a sudden, without the slightest transition, he felt cast down from a pinnacle of happiness, peace, and dignity, into an abyss of despair, rage, and humiliation.
Anna Karenina(V2) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In PART 6: Chapter 14
11  The third showed the pinnacle of an iceberg piercing a polar winter sky: a muster of northern lights reared their dim lances, close serried, along the horizon.
Jane Eyre By Charlotte Bronte
Get Context   In CHAPTER XIII
12  She passed Lyman Cass's pinnacled, dark-red, hulking house.
Main Street By Sinclair Lewis
Get Context   In CHAPTER XI
13  The solitary exception was the New Church; a stuccoed edifice with a square steeple over the door, terminating in four short pinnacles like florid wooden legs.
Hard Times By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In BOOK 1: CHAPTER V
14  The spiky points of the fir trees behind the house rose into the sky like the turrets and pinnacles of an abbey.
Return of the Native By Thomas Hardy
Get Context   In BOOK 5: 7 The Night of the Sixth of November
15  But I pointed out the distant pinnacles of the Palace of Green Porcelain to her, and contrived to make her understand that we were seeking a refuge there from her Fear.
The Time Machine By H. G. Wells
Get Context   In VII
Example Sentence:
1  He had reached the pinnacle of his military career.
2  The bank then was at the pinnacle of England's financial system.
3  We could see the morning sunlight illuminate the pinnacle while the rest of the mountain lay in shadow.