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Climax

means a stair (Greek), applied to the last of a gradation of arguments, each of which is stronger than the preceding. The last of a gradation of words of a similar character is also called a climax. The point of highest development.

“In the very climax of his career … he was stricken down.”—Chittenden: Recollections of Lincoln. chap. xlv. p. 454.

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Entry taken from Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, edited by the Rev. E. Cobham Brewer, LL.D. and revised in 1895.

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Clerical Vestments
Clerimond
Clerk
Clerk-ale and Church-ale
Clerkenwell (London)
Clerkly
Client
Clifford (Paul)
Climacteric
Climacteric Years
Climax
Climb
Clinch
Clinker (Humphrey)
Clio
Clipper
Clipping Pace (A)
Cliquot (of Punch celebrity)
Cloacina
Cloak and Sword Plays
Clock