n. slender stalk or blade in vegetation; tube or fuse for communicating fire to the charge in blasting; top, or uppermost point, of anything; summit
We could see the spire of the church in the distance.
Sentence in Classic:
The bare trees, the sand, the bricks and roofs of the houses, the green church spire, and the corners of the white house in the distance, all stood out in the transparent air in most delicate outline and with unnatural clearness.
War and Peace(V5) By Leo Tolstoy Context
The church with the slender spire, that stands on the top of the hill now, was not there then to tell me the time.
David Copperfield By Charles Dickens Context
The spire of Evian shone under the woods that surrounded it and the range of mountain above mountain by which it was overhung.
Frankenstein By Mary Wollstonecraft (Godwin) Shelley Context
He appeared as tall as an ordinary spire steeple, and took about ten yards at every stride, as near as I could guess.
Gulliver's Travels(V1) By Jonathan Swift Context
They mostly lie like the great knobbed blocks on a Gothic spire, forming solid courses of heavy masonry.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville Context
The sweet perfume of the flowers had already spread into the surrounding air, which, being free from every taint, conducted to her lips a full measure of the fragrance received from the spire of blossom in its midst.
Return of the Native By Thomas Hardy Context