- 1The most successful point; the culmination: he had reached the pinnacle of his careerMore example sentences
- Being rich, successful and at the pinnacle of your profession appears to be frowned upon if you are David Beckham.
- Thackeray said the BJP had touched the pinnacle of success under Vajpayee's leadership and lamented that some ambitious leaders in the party were eyeing his place.
- After working in the hospitality industry for 21 years, Gao has proved herself to be a person who reaches the pinnacle of success in whatever field she involves herself.
- 2A high, pointed piece of rock.More example sentences
- As we chugged along the vivid green Wuyang River towards Dragon King Gorge, thickly forested crags and pinnacles of rock rose high above.
- A solid mass of white water surged around great pinnacles of rock, over a hundred feet below me.
- The Pyramids of Zone may sound like a New Age cure - but these spindly pinnacles of soft rock, most of which have large boulders perched on top like small atomic explosions, are as Ice Age as they come.
- 2.1A small pointed turret built as an ornament on a roof.More example sentences
- The structure reminded Manda of a creepy haunted mansion she'd often seen in movies, the grouped chimneys and pinnacles, the sloping roof, the parapets and the oriel and quatrefoil windows.
- Conical spires on top support pinnacles that enabled the towers to obtain the coveted height record.
- At times, the flourish over the city of towers and spires, domes, cupolas and pinnacles has an insubstantial visionary quality, seeming detached from the sturdy fabric beneath.
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- 1Form the culminating point or example of.More example sentences
- Anybody who knows Jake's career knows that he pinnacled the liberal-media ladder a decade ago and then bounded to the top of a tower crane that's beyond politics.
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- With the help of computerized technology, it is slowly being restored to its former domed and pinnacled baroque shape.
- A good orientation point is the pinnacled Scott Monument, dedicated to Scottish novelist and poet Sir Walter Scott, set in Princes Street Gardens.
- Behind the stronghold, majestic pinnacled houses are guarded by a many-towered city-wall.
Middle English: from Old French, from late Latin pinnaculum, diminutive of pinna 'wing, point'.