Definition of pinnacle:
- An architectural member, upright, and generally ending in a small spire, -- used to finish a buttress, to constitute a part in a proportion, as where pinnacles flank a gable or spire, and the like. Pinnacles may be considered primarily as added weight, where it is necessary to resist the thrust of an arch, etc.
- Anything resembling a pinnacle; a lofty peak; a pointed summit.
- To build or furnish with a pinnacle or pinnacles.
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heaven (part of speech: noun)
- land o'goshen,
summit (part of speech: noun)
- highest point,
- topmost point,
- uppermost point,
" But thy old mother does," she said, looking at him with eyes full of pride and love; and so Harry, who was a right good son, began to inquire what it was that was specially weighing on his mother's mind, determined to do anything in reason to re- place her on the little harmless social pinnacle from which she was wont to look down on all the other mothers and sons of the parish.- "Tom Brown at Oxford", Thomas Hughes.
He himself accounted it his greatest virtue that he never gave way to feelings of envy or hatred, but from his own exalted pinnacle of greatness never regarded any man as so much his enemy that he could never be his friend.- "Plutarch's Lives, Volume I (of 4)", Plutarch.
It is that which lives And dies in us, makes April and unmakes, And leaves a man like me at fifty- two, Finished but living, on the pinnacle Betwixt a death and birth, the earth consumed And heaven rolled up to eyes whose troubled glances Would shape again to something better- what?- "Toward the Gulf", Edgar Lee Masters.